Question about Computers & Internet

3 Answers

HP Pavilion dv8237 CTO Notebook

Good afternoon;
I do own one of the systems noted above. I've had a really hard time with HP over a while now, and the last time it went in for repair, it once again ceased to function normally.
'BootMGR is missing' - 'Roxio Creator won't load' - 'WLM won't load', and that sort of thing. I am running an XP Home Version on the system, and I did try the support online, as referred to by Roxio Creator: followed all of their instructions: Nothing. Next I tried Askville.com: received pretty much the same as from the CD Creator site: No Go. As well, I went to the HP Site, found the object of my search and followed it from there: Nothing.
Windows XP Disk here that my husband purchased for his system. Thought that was it? Sorry but no:

  1. I have no idea in the world how to restore to factory and see if the system will take that and I don't lose all and sundry;
  2. I have no idea in the world hot to do a destructive restore and reinstall.
  3. My husband's disk is not the same key code, but I do have my own key code from the bottom of the system--I really don't care at the moment if I lose it all, but it would be nice to have some pics etc
  4. When I have to enter the key Code, using my husband's CD (and I would prefer not to do this, I am wondering if I can just enter my own key code.
  5. I would please need a detailed 'How To Take Out the Garbage' step by step. I know some things, unfortunately, this isn't one of them.
Everything else I tried, brought me to an 'A' prompt, I enterred all info as instructed, but 'does not recognize the command. As well as one error message that now informed me that it could read, 'can't find drivers for the hard drive.

I'm on my knees and praying now as the system I am using goes back tomorrow. The Iomega 500 GB appears not to be functional either. I don't get any lights when I add power to it. Now, everything is in there. Just a quick note here, my system has never been listed with the 't' on it, as well, I can't get online with that system.

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers

Hi,

Based on your post/description, you have tried most if not everything.

Some possibilities:
1. you are about to have a hardware fault (chances are the hard disk) and the reason for the problem(s) is this;
2. the memory needs to be cleaned and re-seated.

What I would suggest is the long way. I would recommend that you remove the hard drive from your Pavilion and with the use of an external 2.5" IDE/SATA adapter to USB, back up your important files (pictures etc.) on a 2nd PC (your husband's and burn to a CD or DVD). Having done this, it would then be safe to completely delete your HD and start a clean fresh install. If you would do a partitioning of the HD of the Pavilion, may I suggest Partition Magic or anything similar using the 2nd PC. That way not only will you be starting with a clean and fresh HD, you can also check for errors and decide for a replacement should circumstances warrant it.

Any Windows CD installer would do (even OEM) as long as you use the CD key underneath your laptop. All other software requirements should be available in the recovery CDs that came with the Pavilion when new. Most if not all drivers are also available in the HP site for your particular laptop appropriate to your OS.

While the partitioning and formatting is being done, you can also start downloading the drivers if ever necessary.

This would also be a good time to do some housekeeping on your laptop. A can of compressed air would do wonders in removing dust and foreign materials inside the laptop. It need not be even opened up. The memory can be removed and the little gold pins could be cleaned using a pencil eraser.

Assuming everything worked according to plan, it's a matter of putting everything back together again including the software.

The added advantage is you have now a back-up of your important files (assuming you followed the burning to CD or DVD) and anything and everything can happen but your files are intact and safe.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Mar 25, 2008

    Hi again,

    Glad to be of assistance and appreciate the rating too.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 1,006 Answers

Use original OS and just repair OS.Everything will work fine after

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 1,894 Answers

Use the restore function from acessories

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 24, 2008

    Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures

    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition - Upgrade Version

    System: Personal Computer
    Phase I - Text Phase



    • Floppy Drive

    • Unpartitioned and Unformatted
      Hard Drive

    • CD ROM Drive

    • Keyboard

    • Mouse

    • Network Interface Card

    • SVGA Monitor

    If the system does not have a
    bootable CD ROM, see
    Obtaining Windows XP Setup Boot Disks
    for instructions.

    please follow on this article for the next steps.

    thank you madam

    good luck

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 24, 2008

    this link will give you a detailed explanation with visual help too.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 24, 2008

    also in last few lines of your post you mentioned that your system is not powering even if you press the power button.

    and this seems to something very difficult.

    you please recheck all the connections and check if the processor fan is running once you turn on the power switch.

    if this is running then remove the ram clean it and then again fix it.

    for doing these you need not have any tech knowledge.

    just a overall knowledge will do.

    if noting is powering up then you cant follow any of the instructions given by experts here.

    so lets boot it up first.

    good luck

×

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,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that 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.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi I have a hp pavilion dv6700, when I press the


Go to this link: www.hp.com
  1. click on support & drivers
  2. enter a product name/number which is: Hp Pavilion dv6700, then click go
  3. click on HP Pavilion dv6700 CTO Notebook PC
  4. select your operating system, and click next
  5. click on the + sign by keyboard, mouse and device input then click on HP Quick Launch Buttons and download it
  6. after it downloads open it up and follow directions to finish install

Nov 16, 2010 | Microsoft HP Pavilion DV6276US Notebook PC

1 Answer

My hp paviliondv6000 has not hdmi sound


Go to this link: www.hp.com
  1. click on support & drivers
  2. enter a product name/number which is: Hp Pavilion dv6000, then click go
  3. click on HP Pavilion dv6000 CTO Notebook PC (this should be the first one)
  4. select your operating system, and click next
  5. click on the + sign by audio then click on download
  6. after it downloads open it up and follow directions to finish install
  7. if that doesn't work also download the Driver-Chipset and Driver-Graphics for your media
  8. Note: you can download them all so that your computer will have the latest updates, then restart your computer afterwards

Oct 21, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

2 Answers

No audio driver for xp


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-46934-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=228&product=468789

download from hp this driver to your my_documents folder and install the software for the driver... then restart your computer

does this work... solution

or goto start > control panel > system > device manager show up

look at your audio device in the list... does it have a yellow explaination point.. no driver installe


a red mark mean on the audio device means that the sound chip is bad... and you need to ship the board to a repair shop ... or rma the laptop for repair if still under warranty

also go under the bios to be sure the sound is turned on .. there sometimes is an option to turn off the sound functionality

Sep 25, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

2 Answers

I need from HP pavilion dv5000 sound card driver.


i don't know which dv5000 model it's so, here they are

HP Pavilion dv5000 CTO Notebook PC

HP Pavilion dv5000ea Notebook PC

HP Pavilion dv5000t CTO Notebook PC

Step 1: Software & Driver downloads

Step 2: Select Operating System

Step 3: Driver - Audio (Select your sound car brand)

Don't forget to rate my comment.. Thanks!... (=

Jul 05, 2009 | HP (153147-001) Sound Card

2 Answers

I need from HP pavilion dv5000 sound card driver.


i don't know which dv5000 model it's so, here they are

HP Pavilion dv5000 CTO Notebook PC

HP Pavilion dv5000ea Notebook PC

HP Pavilion dv5000t CTO Notebook PC

Step 1: Software & Driver downloads

Step 2: Select Operating System

Step 3: Driver - Audio (Select your sound car brand)

Don't forget to rate my comment.. Thanks!... (=

Jul 05, 2009 | HP Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Need new hard drive for DV4000


http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Lookup?h_lang=en&h_cc=us&cc=us&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_pagetype=s-002&h_query=DV4000&submit=Go+%BB

visit above website and select your model and operating system

Dec 30, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

1 Answer

My Hp pavilion tx2000 cant play audio files,cant connect to net


Hi James

First, Sound drivers:
HP Pavilion tx2000 CTO Notebook Realtek High-Definition Audio Driver 6.0.1.5494 A from HP notebook
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38206.exe

and video drivers..
HP Pavilion tx2000z CTO Notebook NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Video Driver 7.15.11.5682 A
http://notebook.free-driver-download.com/url.php?id=TlRJeE5Eaz0&link=0

Now network:
HP Pavilion tx2000 CTO Notebook NVIDIA nForce Chipset/Network Driver 5.53 A
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp38001-38500/sp38205.exe

and wireless!
This is an older WIFI driver that only works in XP, and in certain HP Pavilions, but try it.
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36501-37000/sp36684.exe

and this is the Vista one that is correct for your laptop, it probably doesn't work in XP but if all else fails, you could try it. (You should really run Vista on it, I reckon)-----------------
HP Pavilion tx2000 CTO Notebook Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver 7.0 Windows Vista
http://notebook.free-driver-download.com/url.php?id=TlRJeE5EWT0&link=0


All support you need is here at HP Tech Support:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3650975

Good Luck

Merry Christmas

Chris (ziraffa)



Dec 23, 2008 | HP Sound Card

1 Answer

Hard Drive


just get an external hard disk man.......they go upto 1 TB

Oct 09, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv5020us Notebook

1 Answer

Hp pavilion dv 1000 sound driver for vista


hello!

im affraid to answer your question because in most cases you will rate me " thanks for trying" it hurt me but it's ok because i want to help you.

HP Pavilion dv1000 CTO Notebook PC driver here:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=500515&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=4&submit.x=7&lang=en&cc=us

If this "HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook PC " im sorry no driver for vista, verify this http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=435618&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=4&submit.x=7&lang=en&cc=us#

but anyway, try the driver of " HP Pavilion dv1000 CTO Notebook PC " above.

melnavz

Mar 07, 2008 | HP Pavilion dv1000 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...