Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

1 Answer

Laptop startup problem

I have a gateway laptop with Celeron processor. 1 gig of ram and 1.5g processor. Running XP Home edition. This laptop will occasionally start and run fine. It seems like I have to have the laptop sitting perfectly flat or it hangs up when I try to power up. When it hangs, I don't even getting a picture on the screen. I have checked the RAM and it is fine. I've pulled the hard drive and tried to start the machine with the same poor results. I've pulled the wireless adapter and that didn't make a difference. I did have the screen replaced a while back, but it worked fine for a while. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping the motherboard isn't flaking out on me.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

If it has been banged around at all it's possible that the MB could be cracked. You could check the bottom screws to make sure they are tight as they sometimes get loose over time. Blowing out the heatsink vents with a can of compressed air or a shop air hose will often cure cpu overheat problems that usually causes lock ups.
Reseating the video connector on the MB can also cure a flaky video problem, but that usually entails some disassembly of the laptop.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have a toshiba a10 and a vizio hdtv, what cable do I need to connect the two


Hi.

You don't say what you intend to do once the 2 devices are connected. I am going to assume that you just want to use the vizio hdtv as a large external monitor.

The laptop's vga (15-pin blue or black D-shaped) port can connect direct to the hdtv via it's blue vga (15-pin blue D-shaped) port.

However, your toshiba a10 laptop is relatively old, discoontinued technology with (in original specification) low RAM (256mb ddr), a single, slow processor (2.2ghz celeron) and slow (4300rpm), small hard drive (30gb), with limited, low level vga graphics capability, running xp home edition operating system. VGA is a slow analogue video technology.

To get the full benefit of the hdtv, which is almost state-of-the-art, you need a laptop with a fast dual or quad core processor, 3-4gb ddr3 RAM, 320-500gb 5400-7200rpm or solid state HDD, running the latest windows 7 operating system. Such a laptop would have hdmi ports and powerful, fast, state-of-the-art graphics capability.

A new laptop would unlock the full spectrum of , high definition video, high speed audio-visual streaming, fast video-editing, multimedia functionality between the two devices.

For your current laptop you need a male-to-male 15-pin, D-Sub VGA cable.

For the recommended or a similar, modern laptop you would need an HDMI cable.

Hope this helps.

Aug 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I want to add more RAM. Is it possible?? Worth it??


It Depends On How much ram you are running now. More ram is Always A good Thing.
However, The Amount of Installable Ram Depends On the Operating System you are running.

Windows XP, Vista, and 7 32 bit (x86) systems only except up to 4 gigs of ram. (Sometimes 3 1/2)
Windows XP, Vista, and 7 64 bit (x64) Systems will except up to 16 gigs of ram. (Some Beyond that)
If you are Unsure which System you are running,
1. Click on the Start Menu
2.Right Click on my Computer
3.Doube Left Click on Properties

On the Main Properties Page it should display
1. Which operating System you are running and Which bit it is (eiter 32 or 64)
2. How Much Memory (RAM) you are currently Running
3 and What Proccessor is Installed in your computer

Jan 18, 2011 | Gateway 3522GZ Notebook

1 Answer

I have an old laptop with Windows 98 and a newer one with Windows XP. Is it legal and how does one go about installing the XP version on the older laptop, assuming it can handle that operating system? Is...


Windows XP System Hardware Minimium Requirements

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP
->PC with 300 megahertz or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233 MHz minimum required (single or dual processor system);* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended
->128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended
->1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space*
->Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution video adapter and monitor
->CD-ROM or DVD drive
->Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
**Note if you are using the minimium hardware configurations your old Laptop will be very slow.

Upgrading your OS ie Win98 -> WinXP
1. You have to check if your old laptop whether it has any additional RAM slot for additional RAM. (Many older Laptops only have intergrated RAM built-in on the the mainboard).
2. Download the necessary XP drivers from the Manufacturer sites or do a search for the devices on the net.

Hope it helps.

Nov 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I would like to upgrade my Acer Aspire 4315 PC Notebook it has celeron processor 1.73ghz 533mhz fsb 2.53gb ram running on win xp pro what dual core processor can this laptop take?


Well most modern laptops cannot not be upgraded in this manner because the processors are hard soldered on the motherboards. Even if you have a removable type processor the newer dual cores will not be compatible with your type of motherboard.

May 29, 2010 | Acer Aspire 4315 Notebook

1 Answer

Slow laptop dv 9208 w vista


If you're having Vista, you will need 1gb RAM minimum. Vista is resource intensive, concentrated more on graphics, and a lot of Hardware compatibility issues. Windows XP is fine and better as of now which runs great with 1GB of ram and a pretty processor of 2.0 ghz ...If you think of speeding up ur lappy better go for XP .increasing ur RAM will increase the number of apps that you can run productively at a time.

Mar 28, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

1 Answer

My PC is not installing XP service pack 2


You'll need to upgrade your RAM, minimum requirements for windows xp is 512MB.
for the best price on ram go to http://www.pricewatch.com
i would recommend at least going to 1 or more gig.
Mark

Mar 27, 2009 | Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz Socket 478 CPU (...

2 Answers

Old gateway essential 400c PC


yes, a 400 mhz processor can run windows xp, but you will want to have a LOT of ram. i would not recommend it unless you have at 256-512 or more ram.

windows 2000 can get along with 128-256 ram.

Sep 20, 2008 | Gateway Essential 400C SE PC Desktop

1 Answer

Upgrade


celeron m 370 fastest processor is 1.5Ghz
Your laptop supports max 1 gig memory.

Apr 19, 2008 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook

1 Answer

Home pc


hello,

try this,
click on start then run, type msconfig in command box,
system configuration window should show up. click on tab called startup. click disable all, then apply, then click ok, it should ask if u want to restart. please restart the computer.

what will it do? it will disable all startup applications.
if this resolves the issue, then you would know its one of the startup application causing your computer to freeze it.

also right click on bottom bar, then click task manager.
click on tab called processor.
average processor is 25-30.
in my laptop i have only 19 processor runnning.
if you have alot of processor running that definitly cause PC to slow/freeze.

hope this information help you

Dec 22, 2007 | Gateway 510H Pentium 2.4 GHz, 256MB RAM,...

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

24 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

pontelemon
pontelemon

Level 3 Expert

538 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Are you a HP Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...