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I purched an HP Pavilion computer 2 months ago using VISTA. I,ve recieved many update notices from HP, but when I try to download,, It just cranks away (up to 45 mminutes) without making any apparent progress.

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Blue Ray not working


One of the advantages of owning an HP Pavilion includes playing your favorite DVDs conveniently at home or anywhere with your HP Pavilion laptop or notebook.
Whether you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista, your HP Pavilion may experience problems playing your DVDs.
For example, sometimes you may have a DVD movie skip while playing, which can happen frequently with a lot of DVD handling, such as with rental DVDs.
Perhaps your DVD player does not recognize the DVD and rejects it.
When you troubleshoot your HP Pavilion DVD player, you become more acquainted with your HP Pavilion, plus you can get back to movie-watching sooner.
Clean the DVD if you notice any skipping while playing or if the DVD stops.
You can clean the DVD by wiping it from the center to the edge using a lint-free cloth and filtered water.
Avoid watching DVD movies while you have a virus system scan operating on your computer system.
Reschedule the virus scan to another time or disconnect the scan temporarily and then reconnect the scan when you have finished watching your movie.

Disconnect from the Internet while watching movies.
Other programs on your HP computer can access the Internet and disrupt the movie as you watch.
Turn off your printer, scanners and other external devices connected to your HP Pavilion while you watch movies.
This allows your computer to concentrate its resources on your DVD player.
Install the latest DVD player updates from the HP Support and Drivers website for the best DVD performance.
Test the DVD Drive
Insert the DVD into the HP Pavilion DVD drive. Close any window that opens automatically.
Click "Start" and then "Computer."
Right-click on the DVD player icon and then choose "Explore."
Check to make certain you placed the DVD into a DVD drive.
If the HP Pavilion DVD drive ejects the disc or prompts you to insert a disc, it does not recognize the DVD.
You can also try inserting another DVD disc. If you do not see folders appear, such as VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TX, you may have a defective disc, or the DVD may not be compatible with your DVD drive, such as a Blu-ray disc.
Try a different DVD movie.
Insert a regular CD into the DVD drive to see whether HP can read it, after you have tried playing several DVDs.
If the drive can read the CD, it may not be the DVD drive.
Have the internal ribbon cable replaced if the drive cannot read the CD, or have the DVD drive replaced if a new cable does not help.
Reinstall DVD Software Windows 7
Click "Start," "All Programs," "Recovery Manager," and then "Recovery Manager." Click "Continue" if prompted by Windows 7. This will bring up the HP Recovery Manager window.
Click "Software Program Reinstallation" and then "Next."
This will bring up the HP Software Program Reinstallation window, which allows you to reinstall the programs that originally came with your HP Pavilion.
Click "Next" and then follow the instructions provided.
Restart your computer after the driver installation.
Select "Next" and follow the directions provided to recover and reinstall the DVD player software that came with your HP Pavilion.
Reinstall DVD Software Windows Vista
Click "Start," "All Programs," "PC Help and Tools" and then "Recovery Manager." This will bring up an HP window called Recovery Manager to help you recover HP Pavilion drivers and programs.
Click "Next" and then select "Yes" or "No" when prompted to perform a program recovery.
Select "Next" and follow the directions provided to recover and reinstall the DVD player software that came with your HP Pavilion.
HP Pavilion PC Laptop Blue Ray not working
Blu-ray disc technology continues to improve and advance, so simply having a Blu-ray player in your computer doesn't guarantee that all discs will play immediately.
The Hewlett Packard DV7 Entertainment Notebook has a Blu-ray player, but as the technology advances you have to keep the software and firmware on the system up-to-date to ensure compatibility.

Reboot your Pavilion notebook.
A minor miscommunication between the disc drive and Windows Vista or 7 may lead to a disc read error.
Rebooting clears your system's memory and forces Windows to reload all of your device drivers, which may resolve a minor kink.
Play your Blu-ray disc to see if the problem is solved.
Open QuickPlay and update it.
Double-click the "Update" button to open "Updates and Enhancements."
Double-click "Get the latest QuickPlay updates."
Select "Download now!" on the next screen and wait while the file downloads and installs.
Close and reopen QuickPlay and insert the Blu-ray disc again.

Update MediaStart regularly.
This program tracks updates for your Blu-ray player's firmware, the software coded onto the device to tell it what kinds of discs it can read.
Open MediaStart and select "Update your MediaStart." Updates are only listed when available, so if you don't see an update, check back in a few weeks.
Each update for the Blu-ray player enables you to play more recent discs, since some interactive features may not be compatible with older software.
Restart after each update.

Update your software on a disc-by-disc basis.
According to HP, some Blu-ray discs have special content protection and require new codes for you to play the movie.
These codes or disc-specific updates are stored on the disc.
If you are prompted to download a free update after inserting a disc, follow the prompts to do so. The updates will be different for each disc.

Check to make sure your player will play regular content if you continue to have issues with Blu-ray discs. It may be that the error is related to the drive, not the type of media.
Try a CD-ROM or a standard DVD to see if the disc responds.
If not, contact HP for a replacement or for drive-related troubleshooting.


HP blueray problems
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Hi I am using HP Pavilion .. I bought my laptop just 2 months ago only...now i am not able opening any thing(weblink) ex : google ... not able to opening any thing in my desk top.. Could you please...


Make a try with other browsers like mozilla, chrome and opera

also run this command to check the connectivity

Start--> Run----> command or cmd


ping www.google.com

if u get reply from the host. its confirm that no problem in connectivity

if it shows Request timed out means , u have to check your connectivity

Mar 01, 2011 | HP Pavilion Elite M9250F Desktop PC

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S3842 uk FREEZES ON BOOT every time have to switch off. on 3rd or 4th attempt works fine. any new software that requires reboot - it does this without a problem. started 2 months ago with original Vista...


Upgrades are usually troublesome as they leave bits of the old OS in odd places. It is best to do a clean install.
Choose your OS, either Vista or Win7. XP will not work!
Always download the latest drivers for the OS you are using from hp.com or it will keep hanging and be unreliable.
Hope this helps.

Jan 22, 2011 | HP Pavilion Slimline S3123W Desktop PC -...

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Importing Pics from SDHC or Compact Flash Card Hangs on Vista PC


you could try updating the drivers.

1. got to hp's website (http://www.hp.com)
2. Click on support and drivers
3. click download drivers and software (and firmware)
4. enter you model number (Pavilion Elite m9400t)
5. select your os (vista 64 bit)
6. download the Fall 2008 Original Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver
7. install the driver.

Jan 18, 2010 | HP Pavilion Elite m9400t Desktop PC

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Computer won't use sleep mode anymore


Go to Advance Power Settings.
Set hard drive to turn off a minute or 2 before sleep.
Set Hybrid and Hibernate modes to "Off"
Under USB settings select "Disable"
Under Multimedia select "Allow ....." also setup your screen to turn off ( pick how long monitor will stay on. you can also try going into the bios and setting it to default. save and reboot. let me know if this helps.

Nov 13, 2009 | HP Pavilion S3420F Slimline Desktop PC

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I am not a computer professional, I am just trying to figure out what the heck has happened to my computer. I have a HP Pavilion Slimline s3420f PC and it is running Vista on it. I have always just put my...


Hi,

Sleep is more commonly known as Hibernation with Vista.
Sometimes certain updates or freshly installed service packs can mess with your settings, or sometimes disable the feature altogether.

Microsoft have released a fix for just this problem.

Go here to Microsoft (link below) read down the page until you see Fix this problem, click on that and then click on Run when prompted.
You should get a message saying that the problem is fixed.

Restart your computer and set your Hibernation settings.








http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929658








Hope this helps and good luck

Nov 13, 2009 | HP Pavilion S3420F Slimline Desktop PC

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I have a HP pavilion a6119h desktop. After downloaded updated and shut down two days ago now it doesn't want to boot up or power up.


Try to start the pc in safe mode (pressing F8 at start up will give you this option) then choose system restore and reset to a date before the update this should fix your problem. PS i dont think id try that update again

Oct 30, 2009 | HP Hewlett-Packard GG041AAABA Pavilion...

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All update downloads fail


Is the PC still under warranty? If it is then give them a call to fix it free. Otherwise repair the OS by the restore/emergency disc provided by the manufacturer. Make sure your OS has been activated by the manufacturer. Then try updating the PC.....sodeep

Apr 21, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1610n PC Desktop

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1. Make sure that the default location for downloads is Desktop.
2. Find the specific update on the Microsoft webstie (you may find it
easiest to write down the update number when the automatic
installation starts).
3. Download it; when the dialogue box pops up, check "save to disk".
4. Go to your desktop and double click the icon for the Download.

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