Question about HEWLETT-PACKARD EliteBook 2540p XT931UT Notebook

2 Answers

I'm running an HP Elitebook on Vista - it's only a couple of months old. All of a sudden it has stopped booting properly. It runs for about 5 minutes on each screen and then fails to load the desktop. When I boot in safe-mode, it loads the desktop - a bit slowly, but it manages, but then it tries to open windows explorer, fails, and restarts it, fails and restarts it, etc. I can't even get into task manager. This is the second Elitebook I've been sent that has failed within a couple of months. Am I doing something completely wrong? I'm running AVG, Matlab, skype and Open Office

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 185 Answers

Are you able to boot in safe mode with networking and able to log onto
Please let me know and i will send you a link fro a FREE downloadable software to sort out this problem.
If you are unable to boot up in safe mode with networking and access the internet, I suggest a full reinstall of vista.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 296 Answers

AVG is useless. Sounds to me like you are working the HDD to hard. (heat is the factor).

If there is any sort of clicking/humming sound coming from the bottom, it's the HDD.

HP's are known to fail quickly. You pay for what you get.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

HP elitebook 8540p touchpad not working

probably a conflict in either the address or interupt for the device. Loo in device manager and see it if tells you there might be a conflict.

Dec 23, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD ELITEBOOK 8540P I7-640M...

1 Answer

Honda 5.5 hp stops

Honda had a problem with the gas cap not venting properly, but commonly it will run for several minutes at a time before stopping. 30 seconds sounds like possible fuel delivery problem like a sticking float or dirty carb jet..especially if you have to run it with the choke on. A bad air filter...very dirty, or oil soaked might do this. Check your oil level. Sitting, oil is a little higher level than when running and these motors will not run if the oil level is too low.

Oct 18, 2012 | Briggs & Stratton Gas Pressure Washer...

2 Answers

HP EliteBook 6930P display brightness keys do not function

This sounds like an issue in the power settings, you can get to them through the display options (right click desktop, go to properties, look for power settings)

Jan 04, 2012 | HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC

1 Answer

Elitebook 6930 audio problem

Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in 'Safe Mode' by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On until you get the Safe Mode Option.Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows.Go to 'Start'--->Programs--->Accessories--->System Tools--->Click 'System Restore'. A 'System Restore' window will appear.Here you will have to check "Restore computer to an earlier time' and click Next.Now you will find one Month Calendar window with Dates below, go to the previous month by clicking the '<' sign in the upper left hand corner of the Month Calendar and select any date that you see in Bold.

Note: It is better if you could remember from which date you are facing the issue, try to select a date prior to that date.

The detail of that particular date should show "System Checkpoint" and time on the right hand side box. Select that date.Now, Click on Next and System Restore will start and windows will take a reboot.After reboot your problem should be resolved.

Nov 01, 2011 | HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC

1 Answer

My fingerprint sensor on my HP EliteBook 2730p doesn't work anymore. I thought that it was just the driver or software that I was missing since I got it through school and they reimaged it with Microsoft...

Windows XP is too old to have the drivers for it. You will have to reload Win 7 or find out what the password is. Here are a couple of options for you.
That will help with drivers and if it is a Windows password you require;


Lost user password in XP with networking set-up on HP

The best way to do this is using the Offline NT Password & Registry editor.
You can download it at the following link:

This utility will enable you to reset the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista etc. system.
The link above includes some directions on how to use this utility.

Hope that helps.

Nov 27, 2010 | HP EliteBook 2730p Tablet PC

1 Answer

Downgrade g60-235dx from vista to xp

Really, do you wish to do this. I have a Dell Latitude over 5 years old and it runs Windows 7. I did have Vista Ultimate and it functioned very well indeed.
But, if you wish to downgrade then get a full install (not upgrade) and have it boot through your bios as first boot device. This should then allow you to overwrite the present installation.

Jan 05, 2010 | HP G60-235DX Notebook

1 Answer

HP DV5 laptop extremely hot in Vista not Windows 7

hps are born hot. an undercooler board would help.

Jul 23, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv5-1002us Laptop PC

1 Answer

Sudden change to screen resolution on Spidaire Solitaire only


sheiab try this

go to run and in run type msconfig and in msconfig try to change the boot oder of the computer and disable all start up from the computer and check the things would will definetly work

Jul 22, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 - Pentium Dual Core...

Not finding what you are looking for?
HEWLETT-PACKARD EliteBook 2540p XT931UT Notebook Logo

160 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HEWLETT-PACKARD Computers & Internet Experts

Bilal Ahmed Qureshi

Level 2 Expert

195 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18392 Answers

Michael Vincent Cruz

Level 3 Expert

868 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides