20 Most Recent HP Pavilion dv7-1132nr Notebook PC Questions & Answers

those are POST code, error codes, you need to watch time and count them. report them.
leave the battery main out.
does it run ok now? yes/no.? main battery out?.
even new cheap batteries fail easy and hard and short out.
test it with no main battery. it can run on AC power for ever.

are you going to run the COIN cell RTC battery for 10 more years.
it wont make it..
this PC is 10 years old today (can be) so is RTC battery end of life. most fail in 5 to 7 years, says the pink bunny. (and is correct)
the manual shows how to replace it at the real HP Site,
fixya is not hp, not at all.

page 63 shows the way to the RTC


if you power on the PC, and hammer the f10 key]
BIOS runs, its menus;
check the time and date here, if wrong the RTC battery is dead.

read page 3 how.

  • old PC have many points of failure (endless it seems)
  • does the fan run? is it packed in lint, as all are this old.?
  • causing it to overheat?
  • RTC coin cell bad.
  • main battery bad. (just leave it out until the PC runs right again)
  • power pack wires broken, or running real hot.
  • HDD going bad,
  • windows infected?, no OS stated but avoid XP.

HP caps lock POST blink code page is a horror of horrors
no 2008 listing, to name one flaw (2011 and newer sadly)


here is a old post at HP, one guy 3 year ago said

LEDs blink 1 time
CPU not functional
LEDs blink 2 times
BIOS corruption failure (RTC coin cell dead)
LEDs blink 3 times
Module error not functional
LEDs blink 4 times
Graphics controller not functional
LEDs blink 5 times (or RTC dead)
System board
General system board failure
LEDs blink 6 times (or RTC battery dead)
BIOS authentication failure

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018

ever heard of HP.com
ever heard of HP.com media install discs. or usb install sticks
ask HP, on HP can fix a bad OS,
its there system
there , OS, HP makes up there own matching windows 8 system disks that only run on your DV7-2277cl

do no use other disk.or it will fail,yes take it to town if this is not clear.

start hear,
get your disks from HP only or you will be sorry.
I promise. (there are exceptions but is GEEK level ,im not teaching ever)
BINGO HP.com (hard to remember no?>)

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 28, 2017

The print screen key doesn't actually print directly to your printer. It taks a screeshot of the the screen instead.

Try this.
1. Press the print screen key.
2. Open up Ms Paint or Ms Word.
3. Go to Edit and select Paste.
4. Go to File and select Print.

now you can print it to your print.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on May 24, 2016

check that you do not have a button on your keypad.
or a switch on the side of your laptop.
or check that your wireless icon is turnd on.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 04, 2015

try putting the disc back in but dont let it load.
then find your computer icon double click on it and it should take you to were it shows you your hard drive and the drive were your disc is in.right click on that and you will see were it says,open..
click open.and what that will do is what they call open the disc.
when the disc opens you should see everything on that disc that you put on there when you copyed all your files,if they are not on there then iam sorry to say but you may have lost everything if you done a full format.best of luck.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Mar 30, 2015

try a wireless router....... the laptop does not have a switch for this function you have to set up a network connection..... to a wireless router

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014

Burning CD-R or DVD-R shortens the life cycle of any CD-R or DVD-R drive, while reading is generally. If you have burnt 1 disc per day, it is not surprising your DVD-RW drive is worn out.

1 detail to take into consideration: if you use ReWritable media, change them from time to time. I thought my DVD-Recorder was dead as I got a lot of non responding issue with DVD+RW media (while my computer had no problem to read these media), and finally getting rid off the old media and taking newer DVD+RW media has given the DVD-Recorder 3 more years.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jul 27, 2014

Adjust your power settings to not allow the computer to go to sleep when plugged in.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014

yOU MIGHT TRY DOWNLOADING SLIM DRIVERS and updating the drivers,Then try installing the other stuff . GOOD LUCK!

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 04, 2014

remove u bluetooth reciver & conect it to other usb

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Jan 01, 2014

install updates from microsoft

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Nov 29, 2013

There are companies that can restore your drive and recover from a format etc. I would place your old drive in the laptop and clone it to your new drive to get it to work.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Nov 28, 2013

You can push F11 key repeatably while starting your machine.This will bring you in to recovery mode.Just follow the prompts and you will wind up with factory default settings.If this won't work you can get a free recovery disk from HP.You will need to change the boot order from :A to CD DVD first devise checked so that it will start off of the setup CD.The order should look like this CD/DVD #1,C:drive #2 .Internet boot # 3.A: # 4.(Floppy drive).When you first start up the boot menu will be displayed so try and tap that key to access the menu.You may have to use your keys to navigate,arrow keys space bar,+ - and enter keys.Just hi light your choice and hit y or n. Take your time and just look around .or just scroll over to boot order hi lite A: press - until it goes to the botteom tap tap tap .CD/DVD drive should now be first.Exit saving changes.Before you shut down insert recovery CD, Then shut down and power back on and when asked if you want to do a quick format choose yes.One of HP's techs may walk you threw this if your going through this the first time.Here's a link for your free recovery CD. I have read that HP will no longer be making PC's in the future.They will be doing software instead.Printers should be OK..http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00810334&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3807258
Thank You for choosing FixYa Feel free to return if you have any questions.

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Nov 24, 2013

when you power on toggle F8 key and then choose go to last good configuration and try that you should never stop or turn off in the middle of updates

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 18, 2013

take it to a shop

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Aug 12, 2013

This could be from faulty speaker or incorect wiring for the speakers ! Unistall also drivers for audio - restart - reinstall - restart. Check

HP Pavilion... | Answered on Apr 18, 2013

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