Question about HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook
Ok So I'm pulling my hair out and need help!! I have a HP dv1000. I started getting the blue screen saying first ''Bad_pool_header'' but its been switching up. I tried completely reinstalling windows with the ''operating cd'' and I had to try and do it about 10 times. Because in the middle of it, it kept giving me the blue screen saying bad_pool_header. Finally I got it restored and now it is just acting weird.. I'm getting now ''irql_not_less_or_equal'' and ''Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal'' I'm pulling my hair out. I just want my computer to work! I've tried the ''chkdsk'' thing and doing a scan but it freezes up around 62% done...
1. Make sure all external device drives have no disk in it. (CD, Floppy, etc.)
2. Verify that your hardware is compatible with the operating system.
3. Unplug all external/internal peripherals. (Printers, fax, modems, etc.)
4. Check to make sure the RAM chip is placed properly in the slot.
5. Check and make sure all wires and cards are placed in the slots correctly. Make sure that there is no obstructions on the contacts in the slots.
6. Insert the Windows XP disk and follow the steps.
7. Delete the old partition and create a new one. Continue the installation of Windows.
If you are still receiving this error message, it is not a memory issue.
The issue is the Windows XP disk; you have
Posted on May 11, 2009
Yes, it is most likely the disk. If you can boot the system, go into device manager and get the Model No. of the hard drive. Go to the harddrive manufacturer's website and download their DOS Disc Check utility. Western Digital calls theirs Data-Lifeguard, Hitach_GST is Drive Fitness test. The easiest thing is to use the Floppy disc and an external USB floppy drive. Reboot the PC/Laptop, ressing F12 or whatever key to get into the Boot Other Device menu. Select Leagacy Floppy/USB Floppy and follow the onscreen prompt to test the drive. If the drive passes, use a drive utility to erase and write "zero's" to the drive, Delete ALL partitions, and reformat. Some of the DIagnostic tools will allow you to "block" acces to bad sectors, so know data will EVER be written to those areas, and therefore, no data loss in the future, however, this will cost you some, but not a significant, portion of disk dpace.
Most harddrives are easily accessible on laptops via a cover on the bottom of the unit. Replacing it should only take about 10 minutes. After that, it is a simple matter on Partitioning, formatting and reinstalling your OS. My suggestion here, is to visit you laptop Manufacturer and see if they offer a PDF manual concerning hard drive and memory module replacement, MOST, do. Click this link: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00133452.pdf and check out the "F10 Hard drive check" feature that is built in to the unit. You "MAY" have to update it via the HP site, but it should work for you. Also check out this link: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=435618&
Hope this works for you!
Posted on May 12, 2009
I believe you need to press F-8 or F-12 on start up- this will allow you to get to your driver settings to make sure they are set-up correctly. I know it's frustrating, but your computer is confussed.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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