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The 0xc0000185 error simply means that the computer can't communicate with the CD drive. It could be due to a faulty CD drive or media, a bad connection, faulty interface, bad memory, power supply etc. You will need to isolate the problem further, why couldn't you boot normally? check the BIOS settings again and try clearing the CMOS memory correctly as described in the manual (just removing the battery may not be good enough).

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 13, 2019

which email service you use go to it
type in your ID name & in the same menu box
and follow the prompts

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 12, 2019

Definetly the ati one. 120 stream processors is really good and it has
direct x10.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019

why not upgrade to SSD?
for amazing performance no matter what, its just price ,size issue, a vast sea of SATA drive exist and work.
desktop it is. sata 320GB HDD when new.
you do know that means the OS dead right ,stuffing in any new empty drive?
unless the old HDD is good and you clone it to say any SSD (if the OS infected,or corrupted then this cloning is doomed)
the only limits are old PCs limit to 2TB MAX. LIMIT.
not spam at all any top ssd brand is good. even intels.

BUY CRUCIAL SDD. Pavilion a6228x , max age 12 years https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP-Compaq/pavilion-a6228x#SSDFilters

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019

Not necessarily. Most computers have extra power connector for modifications and expansions.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019

I had the exact same problem so I called HP support.The instructions were- remove power cord from lap top if power cord is connected, then remove battery, connect power cord to lap top then turn on lap top by holding power button down for 30 seconds. It booted up, no problem. The proceedure is to remove static electricity.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 16, 2019

here are your memory specs...

  • Module Size: 1GB
  • Package: 200-pin SODIMM
  • Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300

  • 2 slots equals 2048 mb ram

    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 29, 2018


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    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

    old post, I do only 2018 posts)
    first off why the huge contradiction even HP and ASUS mixed.
    photo of laptop, and title, NOTEBOOK
    and texting a Desktop, but must be a so i moved you....
    p6126f PAVILION. it is. no monitor stated, at all. no errors show on monitor, like no signal?
    the PC blue light means it thinks its one.
    the fans must blow, both PSU and CPU or you have no 12vdc power.
    the uSB ports have power, but that happens even with PC in standby mode, or even turned off, that is how I charge my cell phone PC off, using my USB ports,
    what matters is:
    1: monitor errors, seen
    2: Fans.
    3; you clicked shut down via what< windows, linux what?
    if you CLICKED shut down and the fans don't go dead
    that means your OS is corrupted. for sure.
    top reasons are bad drivers, and vista can't shut down.
    or worse. there is always that. (virus)

    I'd DUMP vista, nobody on earth wants to help anyone with a dead vista , horrid VISTA, did you know MS in there great wisdom failed to add recovery mode to vista, yah sux, swap gas. that.
    upgrade to w7 and end this silly mess called vista.
    w7-64bit is best here, with full HP support seen here.

    this is not spam, its the real HP, the place with no malware,etc.


    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

    Take it back to the retailer. Unless it is more than a year old. The graphics chip or screen has failed.

    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

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    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

    hi, to stop buffering while watching a video you to full downloaded a movie.. as you see in the bar line color if the bar which is on the end it will not buff anymore..


    HP A6620F... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

    To avoid pop up download add ones named ad blocker
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    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

    Look closely at your statement. Works fine until the laptop overheats is an overheating problem, not a wifi problem. Make sure the air vents are clear from any dust or debris. Most laptops have a passive cooling system, so any blockabve of those vents can cause it to overheat. Also, when it overheats is it on your lap or on a hard surface? ironically, the worst thing you can do with a laptop is to use it whie it is on your lap. Your legs actually block the vents giving it no way to keep itself cool. The other thing to look at is the fan inside. Is it running constantly, intermittantly or not at all ever? The fan will only run if the CPU starts to get to a preprogrammed temperature. If it's running constantly, then it definitely needs to be looked at. likewise if it bnever comes on at all.

    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

    This error comes up if you have replaced the branded drive with an oem one, the original drive is watermarked and the OEM one is not, the restore disks look for this watermark, and will not install if it cannot find it, it then gives you the error above


    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

    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

    HP Pavilion... | Answered on Dec 11, 2018

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