Question about HP Pavilion zt1170 Notebook
My HP zt1170 has some problems. I bought it at a refurb computer place and it seemed to be fine there. A couple days later it started to blue-screen when it got bogged down, so I checked into the ram- they claimed it had 256 in it - I found a 128 under the keyboard and n the rear slot a Viking pc100 C01062 - which i believe is 64Mb. After reading the hp repair manual for my laptop, I purchased 512 ram which I put in the slot under the keyboard (I left the viking ram in place). It seemed to start up faster and I managed to install XP from CD - but when I was installing updates from the windows website, it froze. After restarting it a couple times (sometimes I didn't get the boot screen with the HP logo and press F2,F10 etc) I decided to try to reinstall XP by wiping the drive. It got thru the product code and began installation but froze 1/2 way thru 'installing network'. Most of the blue screen errors I have seen are 'IRQL not less or equal' - and the reference numbers are almost always different. The HD is Hitachi 20gig, CDRW/DVD Rom is a Matsushita. I have been trying with no success to get this computer working for a week now. Help would be appreciated.
First of all, I recommend you to try using the Notebook with the RAM you had purchased...and remove the preinstalled ones.
Try using the 512 MB of RAM you had purchased by inserting it into the other slot if you receive Bluescreens with the RAM installed in one slot.
If you receive the same Bluescreen errors again and again, the issue can be with a damaged Hard Drive which might be having some bad sectors.
Additionally, IRQL not less or equal error message you receive indicates that few of the Device Drivers you had installed are incompatible.
Check them if you are downloading and installing the required drivers from any third party website other than from HP.
Hope this helps...
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 13, 2016 | HP Pavilion Computers & Internet
Jul 13, 2014 | Computers & Internet
Oct 06, 2013 | Dell Computers & Internet
Feb 17, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Jan 04, 2011 | HP Pavilion zt1170 Notebook
Sep 01, 2009 | HP Pavilion zt1170 Notebook
Nov 01, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
Sep 13, 2008 | HP Pavilion zt1170 Notebook
Jul 17, 2008 | HP Pavilion TX1000Z Notebook PC
Jun 11, 2009 | HP Pavilion zt1170 Notebook
Jun 03, 2009 | HP Pavilion zt1170 Notebook
195 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!