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Re: CQ40-310AU, USB problem
Below I have placed a link to the driver download page for your laptop. Copy and paste the link to your internet address bar and hit enter. The most important download on that page is the "Service Pack 1" download in the operating system files. The USB files are the first on the page. Download them to your folder of your choice and run them. They should self install and take care of your problems. Good luck, ParrotHead PC repair
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Download the HP Format Tool and install it. Get your boot disk or the downloadable files and copy/extract them to a folder on your HD. Make sure anything on your USB Drive is backed up because we are going to format it...
Open the HP Format Tool Start/Programs/Hewlett-Packard Company/HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool It should automatically select your USB Drive. Select FAT or FAT32 Under File System. Select Create a DOS startup disk Select using DOS system files located at and point to the folder containing the boot disk files. Then click Start
Or you can download Win to flash ,follow the bellow link for details, For Windows xp http://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/ Or http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-drive-from-your-windows-cd/ For vista http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2009/08/27/make-a-bootable-usb-installer-for-windows-xp-vista-7-with-wint/
Hope this helps. Let me know if you need more information Thanks.
Go to Device manager and totally remove/un-install ALL/ anything USB...
Then reboot the PC, DO NOT plug anything USB in yet.
PC will start then install usb structure.. then reboot.
NOW try ya USB things ... ya prob good to go.
So we have two problems one your sound is not working and two your usb drive is not detecting any connected devices, correct?
Starting with the sound simply use a friends computer to burn the audio driver onto a cd. Next install the driver on your machine.
Problem two the usb. Remove the flash drive and try plugging in any other usb device such as a printer or camer or cell phone and see if windows says found new hardware. You don't need to install it this will simply tell you if your usb port is functioning or has a problem. if you do get a found new hardware message then your usb port is functioning and may only have a problem seeing your flash drive. Try uninstalling the usb port in System Properties. Right click on My Computer then left click on Properties. Now click on the Hardware tab. Now click on Device manager. Now go to the bottom where the usb devices are and uninstall all usb devices and when your done restart the machine. See if you can use your flash drive now. Other wise check your bios settings for the usb devices to see that they are infact set correctly and if you cant do this take it to your local pc repair shop and they can do this for you.
Hope this helps.
Its true. the Bios or HDD driver wont allow you to install Win XP on it.. This BIOS is compatible with only Win Vista. The only easy way to do it is by creating 2 partitions while installing vista. once vista is installed- install XP with Dual boot and than format the vista partition.
It means the install cannot see or detect the hard disk and is caused by :-
Incorrect BIOS setting for the hard drive.
A faulty hard drive.
The hard drive is not seated correctly on the hard drive connector.
Test the hard drive in another laptop or attach the hard drive to an USB hard drive adapter and plug it into a working computer's USB port, if it see the drive as an external drive and you can copy and delete files to this drive then it is OK and the fault is with the laptop.
first of all let me tell u one thing u cannot install XP when you have Vista, cause higher version will never take a lower version of os. for this i recommend that u format your hard disk drive. now you say that you computer says there is no hard drive detected for this is recommend do little change in your cmos setup disable sata port thats it
You have 3 paths to look at and you also need to think about the need to change out Vista for XP...
Vista has gotten a bad rap on being something that does not work... it works fine... unless you have some very old program that you have to have for your job, Vista will work just fine...
Now... 1. you can install a boot manager and have both Vista and XP on your computer... 2. you can reformate you HD and install XP, you have an XP disk and code??? 3. you can run Virtual PC on Vista and install XP, still need the disk and code...
Virtual PC will allow you to fire up XP and run it as a separate program on top of Vista... and it's a free download...
Still I would look at just why you need to change... I have been running Vista since before it came out and other than a couple of programs in the beginning were a problem, everything works just great...