Help :( i can't start up my laptop it wont let me :(
My HP pavillion zv6000 is completely broke :( everytime i try and turn it on, it shows the HP logo screen the flickers and goes to a page which says "we apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or was automatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose last known good configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked. If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure or because the power or reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused the problem you can choose start widows normally."
It then gives me a list of 5 option's which are...
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt
Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Start up windows normally"
Under these options it says "use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice." it then gives me 26 seconds to pick an option.
None of the options will work, they all bring up writing on the screen which comes on very fast, then it all flickers blue then white then goes blank. The laptop then loads the HP logo again but this time then loads the Windows XP screen, but after a few seconds flickers and goes off. The laptop then automatically comes back on and brings up the same option screen as before. I can't do anything with it and i need the laptop as i have very important exams coming up. Please help x
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Re: help :( i can't start up my laptop it wont let me :(
What i can help this...
you select safe mode and remove video driver and reboot your laptop...if it inside the windows normally,try to remove some unused toolbar in add and remove programs..and check also for virus scan..and reboot computer..
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Ifthe laptop battery is more than 3 - 4 years old then the battery could be wornout. Rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge and discharge cyclesand will lose their charge capacity over time, i.e. won't charge to 100% andgradually the charge reduces until the battery won't charge up atall.
ORThe battery shows a 100% charge but when the adapter is disconnected thebattery drops off to zero capacity in a very short time.
Ifthe battery drops to an unacceptable charge level then the battery needs to bereplaced.
go to start -> run
here in the run box write devmgmt.msc
This will lead to device manager here in disk drives or sata-ata remove ur cdrom driver by right clicking it and choose uninstall. This will uninstall the drivers for cdrom and now at the top where ur computer name displayed right click on it and select scan for hardware changes. It will automatically install drivers for it.
I have just tried to fix on of these.
Shuts down for no reason, the more you try and use it,the quicker it shuts down.
I cleaned the fans, refitted the heatsink and CPU, cleared out all virus/malware infections, thought i had fixed it, it ran for 1 hour in safe mode.
I rebooted and it shut down after 5 minutes.
It seems this model is prone to damage to some solder joints after overheating.
You can fix the solder, but it just breaks it again after about 3 months.
You may get it working longer if you use a laptop cooler stand.
My advice is to sell it for spares and get shut
Yes, the recovery partition is 100% true, and I've actually used it to repair a lot of systems, simply because it saves you time, stress and energy. It is always on a smaller partition on your hard disk, and it is also hidden, so you wont see it. To use the recovery partiton, you have first of all take note that you must backup ALL your documents first, because the use of the recovery partition will Actually format your harddrives and restore your system back to the factory settings, i.e the way you bought it. Now, provided your own recovery partition is still intact and not yet corrupt, this is how to use it. When you power up your system, Keep tapping the F11 key, i.e the F11 function key. This will invoke the command that boots up your recovery parttion and lets your system boot from it. Thereafter, you can just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery, and again PLEASE remember to backup ALL your necessary documents first. Hope this helps you out. Goodluck
The answer is pretty simple, the ZV series is about 4 years old, back then DVD manufacturers decided which formats they would support as it was too expensive to make desktop drives, let alone, laptop drives that supported all formats. That drive only works with DVD-R and I believe DVD-RW. If you want to burn other formats, the laptop will only support them if you add an external drive of a newer make.
Note: Virtually all current models support ALL DVD formats and many support BluRay as well.
As others have said, the most common fault with the ZV series is the power socket. However, you mentioned the Lightning Bolt. This indicates that the battery is being charged and it should go out as soon as the battery is fully charged.
If the Lightning Bolt flashes on and off regularly, especially when the power cable is moved, then the socket is at fault and needs replacing.
You can check to see if the battery is receiving a charge by doing the following
1. Right Click the Desktop
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Screen Saver tab
4. Click the Power button
5. Click the Power Meter tab
This will tell you the computer's current power source and whether the battery is charging.
I have replaced several of these sockets on ZV5000s and I'm sure the 6000 will be similar. I would not recommend this job for anyone without technical knowledge, despite some of the websites that say you can do it yourself. You will need to strip the entire laptop down and all but remove the motherboard before the socket can be replaced.
Do you have a usb to SATA connector? If so you can plug the old drive into the USB slot and it will act as a slave so you can pull the contents from the old drive to the new. The adapter is about 25.00 or If it was me I would invest into a pocket USB hard drive case that you can put your old drive into perminatly so you can always have a external hard drive for back up later after yo uhave moved the data over and reformatted it. The case is $25-$40.00.