My fan makes a whirling sound ALL the time.. on-off-on-off... it were just constantly on, i'd be able to work, but as it is...arg. so - updating my bios has been suggested, but i have no idea what that means (though i see people refer to it online) if i can get around my computer pretty decently (though vista is MUCH different than XP..) is it something i could do??
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Re: update BIOS for hp pavillion dv2000 running vista
Not sure if this is a defect. My "Dell" laptop does the same depending on what I'm doing. As the proccesor works harder, it heats up and requires the fan to cool down the heat sink. If you're just working in a word program or on the internet this shouldn't be happing. However if you're running multiple programs at the same time or playing a game in the back ground this is why this is happening. I would suggest a laptop cooler. This will not stop the problem you're having but it's really a goood idea to keep your laptop cool as possible. It builds up a lot of heat.
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With all the stuff running in the background of Vista, and Norton, you could very well be maxing out the computer. Memory, processor or both. I have a laptop, and I close down the HP total care advisor, and any periphial programs running that I am not going to use. like backup programs and printer standby stuff. Norton does use a lot of resources especially on updating an d processing the updates. I usually let my PC do it's thing until the HD activity light quiets down before I try to use it.
Restart your laptop, and immediately press DELETE to enter BIOS setup. Select "Load BIOS Defaults". Navigate through the menus;
you should see "auto-detect disk-drive". Run that utility.
Save the updated BIOS settings, and exit from BIOS-setup.
If all else fails, take the computer to a qualified technician.
It's probably just a 10-minute "fix" for an expert.
Please help me, I bought a HP Pavillion dv2000 Laptop which came with a built-in Windows Vista. Thats cool, but the problem arises when I try to install windows XP. After inserting the Windows XP SP2 CD and after primary driver loading it is unable to detect my harddisk
HP has identified a hardware issue with certain HP Pavilion
dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 and Compaq Presario V3000/V6000 series notebook
PCs, and has also released a new BIOS for these notebook PCs, version
F.39 for dv2000/V3000, and version F.3D for dv6000/dv9000/V6000.
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I assume you have access to another pc cos the files need to be written to a bootable disk.I have a small program which does this also so there wont be any mistakes.
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