Question about HEWLETT-PACKARD HP ProBook 4520s Notebook
Posted by Anonymous on
No OS stated, no CD stated, but asks...
there are vast types of CD disks, not one stated by you
what is ? whats on it , what does the label say is it home made CD
non of that can we know, and is KEY to the best answer.
for autorun to work 4 things must be good.
1: the CD drive shows up in device manager, and be OK.
2: the CD must be good. what is it, not stated by you. yet.
3: the autorun feature turn on via the My computer explorer.
4: the CD must have an autorun file, many dont.
so lets forget AUTORUN, (must walk first then run, LOL)
first as always it the DRIVE must be pulled in and not bad.
2nd the Device manager must show it as must next it shows, up
in Diskmanagment and last must show up in My Computer.
or in W10 that is now called. THIS PC.
Microshaft changed this name for local explorer 4 times. for kinks.
and sux that, having to tell that.
sure seen this 1000s of times.
and all ways from sunday , you name it ive fix it,
even bad media or media from China it this pure trash.
lets say the Device manager, shows the drive.
what to do next? well that is easy
go to walfart and buy a music disk
this is called a CD-DA disk.
this disk works on all optical drives made.
if you see it in MY computer and click it , it will play.
music. as designed to do .
one other thing to do us load the Probook drivers from HP
on the PC, matching what drive you have,
mine is a DVD drive, upgraded. and can burn DVD-R.
if you have windows install disk put that in,
you can see files now for the first time if the CD is a DVD
and the drive is a DVD drive, you see fails.
if the MS orHP disk is DVD and the LT only has CD drive
if you have modern drive you can read most files.
even MP3., WAV music
and watch movies on DVD.
if you upgrade to BRD, blue ray drive you can run BR movies.
Older cd/dvd drives many not be able to see or run
any burned drives, the first ones could not do that.
like DVD-r or DVD+r home burned disks.
again see if a real store bought music disk works (CD-DA)
if that works good move up to more complex disks and test.
if not the DVD drive is dead, or the drivers do not match your drive.
to match any drive.
remove it and read the number on it.
it has a tag.
so you said all type but do tell if it is a store bought CD first.
for music, not a burned disk by you or others.
a disc from a store, real, music and not scratched up.
got this one? there are many types offered and used,
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Until you can get the keyboard of the laptop replaced, you can buy a USB to AT keyboard adapter and hook a desktop keyboard to your system. Also a USB keyboard would work just fine directly plugged-in to one of the USB ports.
Most likely the fix will be to replace the keyboard, which is usually very easy to remove on laptops, but until you can get it fixed, you'll be able to use the system with the regular AT keyboard.
If you want to try to replace the keyboard yourself, I believe I've found it on the HP web site (you will need to confirm that it is the correct keyboard by contacting HP)
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
Beside the cd/dvd drive there should be a little tiny pin hole
insert something firm into it and hold it for a few seconds
and the drive should eject
Posted on Feb 19, 2011
Sub out the ram one at a time, if luck is there unit will start, second option is remove the main battery often loads the system down.
Posted on Mar 05, 2012
Go into power options, select hibernate on top, uncheck box on left and press ok or apply. This will disable hibernate mode, not only does use alot of disc space but causes windows to corrupt files and eventually will not start windows, one of microsoft worse idea's.
Posted on Jun 25, 2012
Testimonial: "Thank you John, this seems to work! I could not find the exact option you indicate but went into Power Options in the Control Pnnel and changed all the options (What the power button do, Closing the lid, etc...) to "Sleep" which I guess does the same thing, the machine will now only go to sleep and not hibernate. I did a few tests and it comes back normally every time. I'll test this for a few days, but it's already started more time during testing than during the last week. Strange thing though is that it did not do it when the machine was new (now +/- 8 months old...)"
Remove the battery, Plug in the AC charger. Push and hold the Power on button for 45secs. If this doens't reset. The fault is most likely the System/Motherboard. If the unit is under warranty, contact HP and arrange a repair.
Posted on Sep 01, 2012
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