HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion DV6500 Reboot Loop

Jan 13, 2010

I have a client that brought me their HP Pavilion DV6500 laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium edition) that seems to have a severe issue.

When you attempt to power it up the lights above the keyboard all light up and you can hear the hard-drive spin up but then it reboots itself and begins a continuous reboot cycle. Nothing at all appears on the screen ever. The DVD/CD drive spins up momentarily (indicated by the yellow LED) but powers off when the laptop reboots itself (as one would expect).

The only way to stop the continuous rebooting is to press & hold the ESC key; this prevents the computer from rebooting, the lights stay on, but nothing appears on the screen and the DVD/CD drive will not read the recovery disc(s).

I have taken the following trouble-shooting steps:

1) Unplugged the unit from AC power & removed the battery. I was sure to hold in the power button for 30 seconds to ensure the capacitors were properly drained. This reset did not fix the issue.

2) I reseated the RAM and switched the RAM sticks (there are two of them) in trying to determine if it is a RAM issue; no affect with this attempt either.

3) Have attempted to boot into SAFE-MODE many times with no luck.


HP/Compaq :: Reboot Loop

Mar 4, 2009

I'm running Vista 64 and one of my recent windows updates, for the .NET framework, is not able to complete (I don't think it completely downloaded), but when I boot up it keeps trying to complete installation then reboots the computer when it can't, in an endless loop.

What can I do? Does Vista have a 'Safe Mode' or something where I can bypass the normal boot up and be able to get on there to grab my few unbacked-up files, then reinstall Vista? Any other kind of temporary fix? I've been seeing a few weird things for the last couple of weeks so I want to do a clean reinstall no matter what at this point, but I REALLY need to grab a few super important files first.

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HP/Compaq :: Dropped My Dv6500 SE

Jun 19, 2009

Dropped my computer and now it wont boot up. Instead it just keeps turning on and off. The screen is also cracked. HP tells me that the hard drive or motherboard have been shifted with the impact and are not being detected properly causing the power cycling. They are offering to fix it for $400. I would like to attempt to make the repairs myself, if possible.

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HP/Compaq :: Dv6500- Installing Video Driver

Jun 27, 2009

I change windows vista to xp to my hp dv6500 laptop i find all drivers except nvidia video driver , when i try to install the driver " Nvidia setup program couldnot locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware.setup will now exit" .

Hp pavilion dv6500
S/n: CNF7496BP3
P/N : GZ945EA#BV
Service Tag : dv6670ee

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HP/Compaq :: DV6500/Recently Opened To Clean Fan Now Screen Says On Lid Closed

Jan 2, 2009

I cleaned my over-1-year old DV6563 laptop since the heat sink was filled with dust inside. Anyways, I got everything back together, but unfortunally the inverter lamp on my monitor went dead (I got a replacement off Ebay and the monitor works again).

However I have a slight issue. Every time I close down the laptop lid, the screen stays on (it doesn't turn off the screen). I even set windows to go into stand-by when the lid is closed and it does not turn off the screen or go into stand-by (unless I press Fn+Sleep).

I even installed Windows XP to see if it was a Vista issue...however the problem still exists. I do have the lastest Nvidia drivers too.

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HP/Compaq :: How To Display Battery Meter And Power Settings On Dv6500 With XP

Mar 31, 2009

I have a Dv6500 series notebook with C2D 1.5 GHZ processor and Nvdia 8400gs Graphics card.

My notebook came with vista preinstalled which i did'nt like...

so I Installed XP primarily using the guide at this location



Installing Windows XP on the Intel based dvx500t Series

I have installed all the drivers mentioned in the thread and I dont have any "yellow" marks in the device manager...

The problem is With Vista there was a toolbar option that displayed "battery level", "charging status" and allowed to use the following settings

1)Power saver
2)HP recommended
3)High performance.............

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HP/Compaq :: Dm1Brightness Level Set To Max After Reboot On XP

Feb 22, 2010

I tried to install XP SP2 on dm1 (su4100 version), already up and running now.

The problem was about screen brightness, it seem that xp cannot remember the last brightness level. Every time I rebooted, the screen brightness always set to max level.

I have tried to change Intel chipset and vga driver, but still nothing.
all the Fn + key button worked, even for brightness setting.

Tried installing latest QuickPlay driver, it get worst (it doesnot match with function, in dv6700 Fn+F7,F8 for setting brightness, in dm1 Fn+F3,F4)

The other issue was "pop" noise when windows is starting, but I already solved with some registry trick (which was posted in this forum)

I owned notebook with XP before, and the screen brightness always followed power scheme, if I change the scheme the brightness level will set to the last it was.

So, anyone have any suggestion regarding my brightness issue ?

If some how I can't solved this issue, Is there any 3rd party software for managing power scheme like in vista for XP ?

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HP/Compaq :: Envy 15 F.26a Firmware Recycles Power With Every Reboot

May 13, 2010

I flashed to f.24 with no problems before HP yanked it. Just now I flashed to f.26a, and now I'm noticing that with every soft reboot the laptop recycles power - power light goes off and back on, even doing a ctrl-alt-del on a DOS prompt!

I'm not 100% certain it was this way with f.24 as I haven't had the need to boot to DOS until now (just whacked the stock HP OS). But I sure don't remember the computer recycles power with every Windows reboot.. Is this how HP is fixing the wakeup and/or black screen problems that I never had?

This can't be very good for those who have a spinning platter hard drive - I got one myself I got the 160SSD+250HDD.

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Dell :: Inspiron 1150 Looping The Loop

Jan 23, 2009

My Inspiron 1150 was in normal use last week. Next day I switched it on and it came up with the start screen, Dell, Inspiron 1150, the bar at the bottom screen fills with white as usual and in the top right of the screen it shows F2 setup and F12 boot menu.

Entering either of these does nothing and the whole thing goes round in an endless loop hence the title of the thread.

I have checked as far as I dare inside, checking the memory firmly inserted, battery is fine and the HDD looks OK though I don't have the gadget to check it like the old ones with 2 lines of pins.

Someone said it might be the CMOS battery but since the on-line manual doesn't show where it is, I can't replace it (even if that is the possible cause).

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavillion Dv6500 "display Driver Crashed And Successfully Restored"

Aug 11, 2009

i get a black screen and when the screen comes back it says "display driver crashed and successfully restored" and everything was fine. well today it happened again, and it didnt successfully restore and the screen stayed black, so i turned the computer off. I turned it back on and i had an assortment of Black lines, white and fading colors that would appear and reappear and now i cant even see anything on the screen but the whacky colors and lines, and i cannot boot up,

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Acer :: 5536G - Reboot Due To Overheating

Sep 10, 2009

I bought my lappy before 2 months. but eventually i found it gets reboot due to overheating...n it happens near about 5-6 hrs of working time, when i use it with enough power supply.

one more problem with that is Battery started draining comparatively faster than it was initially...

I feel my money got wasted ...i cant find any problem in any software....it happens generally when i play heavy games.

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Acer :: 5810T Screen Brightness At 100% After Reboot

Oct 14, 2009

I set the power options to 50% brightness then click save changes and reboot, the display stays at 50% until about 30 seconds after i see the desktop and then the brightness goes to 100%

I have the brightness in the INTEL graphic properties, colour correction and brightness is set to -60 as low as it will go, and it says like that after reboot but the brightness still goes to 100%

Windows mobility center brightness does not fix the brightness either.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion DV5

May 23, 2009

I have a Pavilion dv5-1203ax with AMD Turion X2 and ATi Mbility Radeon HD 3450.

I have a strange issue.. the system stops charging the battery at anytime...sometimes it charges the battery properly and other time it stops at 40 % , 50 % , 90 % etc.

The battery charges to 100 % normally when Windows is off and power suply is left on...

I changed the battery but the problem still exists

While the battery charges... HP Battery Check show Good when it does not, the battery check shows Replace...

I've formatted the system and tried Vista twice and Windows 7 also and recaliberated the battery but to no success...

Is it the motherboard...

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv2

Apr 1, 2009

I'm currently looking into buying a new ultraportable laptop or netbook and this notebook looks like it fits my needs perfectly. My old 15.4" laptop is starting to show it's age and is becoming a pain to lug around campus all day. Plus the battery life is starting to decrease to under 1:30 hours..

Is there any word when this notebook will be available? I read that it's going to be sometime this month. How much will it be with the external DVD or Blu-ray drive? And are there going to be any other battery options other than the standard 4-cell? I'm probably only willing to purchase this notebook if it gets 4-5+ hours of battery life.. so how long do you think it will last?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv6

Oct 1, 2009

I have decided to buy an HP Pavilion dv6.i dont know the exact model no. but here's the configuration...

T6600 processor, 1GB ATI 4650 graphics card, 4gb DDr3 RAM, 500gb SATA, 15.6" display.
I had earlier decided on the dell studio 15 but i found the hp with better config.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv5-1213em

Apr 5, 2009

I got HP Pavilion dv5-1213em with windows vista home premium sp1 preinstalled ... now what stupid thing i have done ..... i did not create recovery disks and format the hard drive and create new partitions because there were only two partitions and try to install vista ultimate on it (Registered version) ... but on setup screen when it shows completing installation, after that it shows me black screen with moveable cursor ... nothing is happen .... .... so i tried to get recovery discs online ... but i did not get the link .... now i m with not usable notebook ...

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion DV5- Cooling

Jan 30, 2009

despite the fact that it can only use 3 of its 4 gigs of RAM, I still love my new DV5.

There's only one, tiny kink...

It's getting hot. Very hot. My hands aren't burning, but I can feel the heat in my palms.

Speedfan readings:
Core 0: Average temperature's around 47C
Core 1: Avg. Temp. is 49C
GPU: Here's the real problem. IT'S ON FREAKING 54C!!!

These temperatures are bloody DANGEROUS. And I'm going to be using this for gaming.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv6-1299ea

Sep 8, 2009

I have just seen this HP laptop on www.play.com and it looks pretty amazing! It's up for pre-order coming out on Friday and is £599, here are its specs:

Processor: AMD Turion X2 mobile processor RM-75 / 2.2 GHz
Memory: 4GB
HD Capacity: 320GB
Display: 15.6"
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 - 1GB
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit
Dimensions (WxDxH): 37.9 cm x 25.8 cm x 4.1 cm
Weight: 2.9 kg


The only thing that stops me from just pre-ordering this laptop is the fact it hasn't been released yet and so there aren't any reviews saying whether it's good or bad that and that I have never used AMD instead of Intel and the last ATI graphics card I had was shocking to say the least. What do you guys think? Are HP laptops good, reliable etc and are these specs that great?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion DV4 1225ee

Feb 8, 2009

I bought the laptop two days ago and it seems an excellent laptop.

I had some problems with creating system recovery Dvd, but eventually i recognized that the problem was in the type of dvd i used. I changed the type of dvd and created the system recovery discs, and everything is working quite well!

I'd be very glad to keep in touch with all those who purchased this series.

HP pavilion dv4 1225ee

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HP/Compaq :: Reviving An Old Pavilion

May 6, 2010

My Pavilion dv8333ea's (specs here) GPU died the other day

It was getting old (3.5 years) but I'd never had a problem with it before and aside from the GPU it still works fine (except the screen looks like it may have been programmed by Picasso (random pixels everywhere!).

If this were any other laptop, I'd just replace it, but there was something special about this one: It had a firewire port with a Texas Instruments chipset (this is the Holy Grail of firewire audio recording). Plus, it genuinely was a good laptop

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion Dv6 From Newegg

Aug 27, 2009

about the dv6-1268nr that Newegg is selling for $800. I am looking for an affordable, pre-built laptop to replace my busted Studio 1555 and this really caught my eye. The only thing that is holding me back right now is I have some experience with AMD processors and they tend to have heat issues. The reviews on Newegg also say this but they don't seem like expert reviews.

The only reason I created a new topic is because the dv6 thread has basically been dead since the HDX 16 came out.

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion DV5- RAM Compatibility

Jan 30, 2009

It's pretty nicely specced out, but I won't go over the details, since the GPU and processor have nothing to do with it.

It comes with 4GB of DDR2 RAM, but it's only running a 32-bit OS (or so the box says). Does that mean that only 3GB will be used?

if it does have a 64-bit version of Vista, there's another problem. My backup for my old system was for Vista 32-bit. Will this cause problems on a 64-bit OS? Microsoft support says that some models may face problems when running 32-bit backups on a 64-bit OS, but is this one of them?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion 5228TX

May 27, 2009

when I brought out my old HP dv5228TX laptop for a 3 month trip. When i brought it with me, the power cord was already burnt through around the adaptor so i bought a new one immediately. The problem is, i kept getting blue screen of death whenever i do ANYTHING in windows, which was a major annoyance. I thought it might have been the CD-ROM that was beginning to be faulty or dying so i disabled it in hardware manager. When the BSODs wouldn't go away, i thought it might have been a memory hardware problem. I set out to find 1gb ddr2 memory (2 of them) but since they were 45$ each, i thought i might as well wait until my trip to taiwan before i hastily bought it here (since taiwan has cheaper hardware).

Now previously i had owned a NuSlim MOBILE disk case so that i can take out the harddrive in my HP pavilion laptop to access the files in case the computer itself failed. So when the Blue screen of death wouldn't go away, I decided to use the NuSlim mobile disk to store my HP hard drive and use it on my HP Presario B1900 laptop as a USB Drive. I searched on the internet and learned that you can boot directly from a USB drive. When i decided to boot from my "hp pavilion hard drive" the USB way, a MBR error popped up. Which meant that the hard disc itself had a bad master boot sector. This was a slap in the face because my Blue screen of death could have been all attributed to a corrupted hard drive. When i discovered this, I immediately tried to put my harddrive back into my HP pavilion so that i can run recovery manager directly via F11 at startup.

Now here is my problem! Not only does it not let me go into recovery manager at all at start up when i press F11, windows does not even boot. The weird thing is, when I put the harddrive into the NuSlim mobile disk, all the files works (including the recovery partition).

Is it possible to reformat my entire hard drive back to factory condition since the recovery partition is techinically there? It just won't let me enter it possibly due to bad master boot sector. I even tried to access the recovery partition itself through the USB via my HP presario. Is it also possible to create a recovery disc if i have access to this recovery partition even though booting it from the HP pavilion itself doesn't seem to work? Please help as soon as possible because i do not wish to purchase a recovery disc from HP since i do not have warranty anymore (and since i have the recovery partition anyway). the OS i'm using is Windows XP and i tried looking on the HP website for the recovery order form but apparently they dont have it. I do not wish to purchase the Vista recovery disc since my HP pavilion is only 1gb and it will not run well on vista.

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion ZT1155

Jun 8, 2009

I forgot my power-up password. How can I reset it. Called Hp and they want my first born for a laptop that is a number of years old. Nephew had similar problem with a Dell and we were able to prove over the phone that we were the original owner and they supplied a master password. HP will not do the same with their product.

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Pavilion Dv5z GPU

Feb 12, 2009

I'm considering paying the extra $100 to add in the 256MB ATI Radeon HD 3450 to the dv5z I'm customizing...

My question is if I add that in does this machine make use of the "Hybrid Crossfire " capabilities and have the integrated and dedicated work together?

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion Dv4-1225dx HDD

Dec 24, 2009

A friend of mine has a Pavilion dv4-1225dx notebook and spilled some wine that according to him hardly hit the laptop, but something happened as it doesn't want to work anymore.

He called HP and the notebook was shipped to them, then he got a call and they told him that the warranty was void as there was liquid damage.

I took the thing, put it my Vista DVD from my Dell and it did start up, but just before it wanted to install it couldn't find the hard drive and asked me for a driver I don't have. I did download all the drivers from the HP support site but I'm not sure if that driver was even there. Nothing of what I downloaded worked.

Ran the memory and hard drive test and hard drive test failed. Replaced the hard drive with a new one that was already formatted and ran the test again. At least this time it did see a hard drive, though the test failed again and it gave me some error code (think it was 10008).

Could this be a driver issue or might it be the mother board? I don't think it's worth putting a lot of money in the notebook but if it's a driver issue I'd try to fix it.

Basically I don't even get to the point where I could install Windows as it seems to be unable to address the hard drive.

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HP/Compaq :: Pavilion DV7-3085DX

Nov 26, 2009


Well not a great buy @ Amazon, but i see the exact same thing selling on ebay for only $1000, which for an Mobile i7 and a Fairly decent GFX card seems like a good price, what do you guys think? would it be good for gaming?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv5-1250us

Feb 23, 2009

Here the specs:

Processor: AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 Dual-Core (2.1 GhZ)
Hard Drive: 400 GB @ 5400RPM
RAM: 4096MB DDR2 System Memory

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3450 Graphics with 512MB dedicated

is on sale on the official HP store at 849 no taxes. It looks like a good deal. I wanted a couple info: does it have bluethoot? what about the fingerprint reader? and if anybody has it i'd like to see some pics and have some info for gaming. not that i play a lot but sometimes...

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion DV6-2190US

Feb 21, 2010

Review of the HP DV6-2190US

First impressions
The DV6 is the most powerful laptop I have ever owned and used.
The laptop will definitely work well for the type of computer activities that I do:
buring DVD's, programming, video converison, picture editing, etc.

Intel Core i7-720QM processor 1.60GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.80 GHz
Memory 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM)
Video Graphics Nvidia GeForce GT 230M
Video Memory Up to 2815MB (1024MB dedicated )
Hard Drive 500GB (7200RPM)
Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 15.6" Diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (1366x768)
Network Card Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
802.11b/g/n WLAN.................

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HP/Compaq :: HP Pavilion Dv 7, Heat

Aug 4, 2009

I got a HP Pavilion Dv7 not to long ago, about six months to be exact...

Anyways, it used to be fine for heat but as of late, it idles at around 70 C for the dual cores and GPU...it's beginning to worry me a bit because when i play games they can reach temperatures of 90 C.

By the way, I have the most recent Bios update and I have cleaned the vents too. Something worth noting though is that when I bought this laptop it was the only one left, which was the display unit, do you reckon that it may have had wear and tear due to this already?

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Pavilion Dv6000

Jun 23, 2009

hp pavilion dv600. when u press the power button it will sometimes restart three times before displaying the hp start up logo and sometime it starts fine it does the same thing even if the hdd is out or cd drive is out or if the battery is out or if the RAM is out?

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