HP/Compaq :: Removing And/or Installing The Battery Live

Feb 24, 2010

Is it okay to either remove or install the battery with the computer turned on and running off of the power adapter?

My laptop is a DV6426US with a new 12 cell battery

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Dell :: Removing The Battery

Mar 10, 2009

can you remove/insert the battery while the computer is turned on and running on AC power?

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HP/Compaq :: Removing IDT Audio Improves Sound

Mar 13, 2009

I've been hearing some static when audio plays, not every time but occasionally. For example, when I click a hyperlink I'd sometimes hear the static, maybe 1/3 of the time. I decided to uninstall and reinstall the IDT driver.

I went to the Control Panel and uninstalled IDT Audio (I think it was called). After it was uninstalled the computer was silent, as I expected. Even though it didn't say to restart the computer I restarted anyway, just to be safe.

When the computer restarted I had sound again. Looking at the audio mixer it says I have a "High Definition Audio Device". Most importantly, I don't have the annoying static that was driving me crazy.

I'm inclined to not reinstall the IDT driver (just downloaded from HP). Is there any reason I need it if the Windows driver is providing good audio?

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HP/Compaq :: Have I Messed Up Any Chance Of Extended Warrenty By Removing Motherboard

Jan 28, 2010

DV9000 series, when you press the power, the lights blink ad then it powers off. So i dissembled it ad removed the motherboard to have a look, the 1 year warrenty had expired.

Now it seems this is a common problem with this series and seems to always point to a bad motherboard, bad chipset or graphics on the board.

Now it will be obvious i had opened it up as i removed a cable that was taped to the board. If there is an extended warrenty for this problem am i screwed?

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HP Compaq Presario CQ61 :: Removing Power Lead - Laptop Immediately Dies

Oct 24, 2014

I have replaced my laptop battery and the icon now indicates 100% available but plugged in charging.On removing the power lead the laptop immediately dies.Should I have done something about callibration when installing the battery?

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Apple :: New Macbook Pro With XP's Live Messenger Mic

Jul 7, 2009

I just bought the new Macbook Pro 13", its really nice, run boot camp XP smoothly, everything works out great. But there is only one problem, the audio come put of my live messenger sounds really funny, it sounds like slow down my speech and low my sound.

I always use live messenger to chat with my mom, today I use boot camp XP, my mom said she cannot uderstand what I'm saying, I'm a lady, but it sounds like a 40 years old male, really slow low, funny voice....I try to use the sound recorder in the Windows Xp, it sounds perfect. It also works perfect in Mac OS... but it just doesnot work in the MSN messenger.

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Dell :: Live Tech Support Chat

Apr 9, 2010

I have been trying to access the Dell Live Tech Support Chat for the past 3 days and have had no success. I keep getting a message saying that chat is closed or all reps are busy. Is everyone experiencing this problem?

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Apple :: Vmware Fusion + Quake Live

Apr 26, 2009

Thought this is the best place to put this thread out of all the subforums...

I've been trying to get Quake Live to run in my XP VM on fusion.

It has Internet Explorer 8 installed. When I enter the game I get this really weird sound stuttering and 1fps in game.

Theres been reports that it works perfectly fine in Parrallels.

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Apple :: Mac OSX And ISight With Windows Live Messenger

Apr 23, 2010

I've just started dealing with Mac OSX for the very first time, and I have some great problems getting the integrated iSight camera on my MacBook Pro 17" to work with the Microsoft Live Messenger protocol.

All I know uses Live Messenger 9.0, and I want to be able to chat AND having webcam sessions within Mac OSX.

Is this even possible? I've tried the new Microsoft Live Messenger 8.0 BETA for Mac OSX, which was supposed to be the very first official Microsoft client for OSX supporting webcam? But for me it doesn't work at all, no webcam..

My contacts doesn't even seem to get all my messages either, so it's obviously something very fishy going on with this client.

I also tried mercury, but couldn't get the cam-thing to work, not with the stable 1.9 or RC6 og 2.0, no matter what protocol I tried to use.

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Dell :: My Laptop Crashes When I Install Windows Live..

Apr 1, 2009

on my dell studio 1535, whenever i try to install latest version of windows live mesenger, works fine first time,, but when i restart my windows,,

it shows me blue screen memory dump,, then when i repair,, it removes those installations of live messenger,,

I have checked,, its hapneing with only windows live messenger ...
I have tried 5 to 6 times,,
i need windows live ...

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Acer V3 - 572PG :: Live Updater Had No Updates - Windows 8.1 X64

Feb 22, 2015

I have been trying to use the Live Updater and it is saying there are no updates I have installed the Acer Updater which is saying no updates and I can see that my Laptop has lots of updates from the software and drivers website.

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Apple :: Macbook - Streaming Live Video - Freezing Every Couple Of Seconds

Mar 3, 2009

brand new Macbook, maybe a month old; trying to stream a live basketball game on it and it is freezing every couple of seconds.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 :: Cannot Charge Battery As (not Recognized) After Installing New Mobo

Mar 25, 2013

My wife has an Inspiron Mini 10 which I damaged seeing if I could upgrade the RAM. So I bought another mobo and fitted it in, plugged it in and turned it on. After so long we were told that the battery was running low and wouldn't charge. After it shut down we got the OLOD and have tried using a USB drive to flash the BIOS using HP USB key utility but there wasn't enough power left in the battery to do anything.

Next I bought a new battery which has about 37% on it but we're still getting the OLOD after booting up and down a few times. 

From what I can gather from searching the web, I need to flash the BIOS but I can't find a way of doing this as the BIOS files from Dell are .exe and isn't recognised when I boot from the USB stick as it's looking for a .bin file.

It has occurred to us that maybe the drivers (we have Win7 32bit installed) aren't there.

What we should do with the remaining battery power? We don't have enough to experiment.

1/ install drivers?... if so how do we do this without a floppy drive or disc drive?

2/Would a fresh install of Windows fix this problem?

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Dell :: Creative Live Cam Avatar Webcam Manager And Creative X-Fi MB Software Suite

Jul 31, 2009

I've just done a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Studio XPS 1640 but as is widely known there is certain software which isn't available in 'Dell Support Downloads' or 'My Dell Downloads'.

I find it incredible that you can pay Dell for software (X-Fi) and they don't provide customers with the install files. I've still got the original HD and the recovery partition is next to useless as it's just a pre-configured Vista install, no individual setup files. Trying to rip the files from the Program Files directory isn't feasible as there are files all over the place which would require manual registration.

The closest I've found to the Webcam software is this:

Creative Labs Webcam Manager Utility A04

But it's a really old version and doesn't work with the camera in the 1640.

I've spoken to tech support and they directed me to an X-Fi software update which is useless unless you have the original software installed. I've asked for the install CDs to be sent to me but I'm not holding much hope. Why the hell doesn't Dell just provide the programs for download in the support section?

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Dell :: Installing Of Windows Vista After Installing Woindows Xp On Studio 1435 Laptop

Jan 13, 2009

I have brought a new dell studio 1435 laptop and they provided me with default windows vista home premiun OS.

I have installed windows XP professional OS after changing the BIOS settings for onboard devices (In BIOS:

Onboard Devices -> Flash Cache Module -> Set Off
Onboard Devices -> SATA Operation -> Set ATA)

Can i will be able to install the windows vista OS after installing windows Xp with the same BIOS settings for onboard devices (In BIOS:
Onboard Devices -> Flash Cache Module -> Set Off
Onboard Devices -> SATA Operation -> Set ATA)

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HP/Compaq :: Installing OS

Jan 19, 2009

I recently recieved HP dv5-1119nr as a gift for Christmas. It has a Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit OS. I am a DJ and Use Numarks Virtual Vinyl audio Interface which is for my turntables. I have no complaints with the notebook. Unfortunately, the interface is not compatible with 64-Bit, and according to Numark may not be anytime soon. I had a friend upload his Vista 32-Bit OS for me to download, as a matter of fact he sent me two to choose from. I have (frustratingly) tried multple times to burn and re-install a 32-Bit system. I have tried using Cyberlink DVD Suite to save the .iso file (I understand that). It shows up looking like a winrar file, but in properties it does say .iso. Once burn is finished I try to reboot. Under BIOS, CD Drive is enabled and first. But it doesn't Boot! Upon looking at the disc it shows 2 files; BOOTCTG.BIN and BOOTIMG.BIN. What am I doing wrong?

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HP/Compaq :: Installing A New In A Dv7-1175nr

Feb 21, 2010

Just bought a new 2.5 HDD for my laptop. It's suppose to arrive tomorrow and I thought I'd get on the front side of the installation. Is there anything I should be knowing beyond a simple 'unscrew the bay cover on the bottom of the dv7, unscrew and remove the old drive, unscrew the old drive from the caddy, screw the new drive into the caddy, place the new drive/caddy assembly into the same bay, push the assembly into the connector slot, screw the caddy down, button up the dv7, and do a clean install of Windows 7'? I've been told that I may have to do some special type of reformatting before initial and first use of the new drive or else it may not work properly. Is this true?

I've also heard that some BIOS adjustments might allow me to use both the old and new drives,... true? Will using a 7200 rpm drive in one bay along with a 5400 rpm drive in the second bay cause problems? If not, should I dedicate the faster drive to holding data or elect for it to be the boot drive?

I've tried finding something on HP's site with very little success.

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Win 7- HP ZV5000

Dec 27, 2009

I have this Laptop, HP ZV5000 (P4 3.06 Ghz,512DDR, Ati mobility 9100,broken screen but using an LCD monitor

I want to know if I can install Win 7 without much problem. But I want to use the LCD monitor and the video conector (S-Video) at the same time. With the latest driver of Ati (from HP) , I can't use both at the same time.

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Windows Xp

Jan 7, 2010

i have hp compaq presario cq40 304au, and every time when i try to downgrade to window's xp on it. it goes to blue screen error after loading up windows xp installation.so i googled it and i found Installing Windows XP on the Intel based dvx500t Series and i read it, however i didn't fully understand if it apply to me.

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Windows XP On Dv6

Jun 17, 2009

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 1125ee that comes with windows vista,

I want to install XP on it but some people told me it's imposible because dv6 doesn't have xp drivers ?

If there is anyway i can install XP on it with all drivers I would be thankful if u post it here .

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HP/Compaq :: Installing XP On A Vistadv2000

Nov 8, 2009

is there any way I can re-claim Vista's recovery partition.

When I try to install XP, I can only see the one ~ 130 GB partition - which I cannot delete (?!?!) and then I guess I am missing the ~ 90 GB recovery partition.

What do I need to do so that I wipe everything out and do my partitions as I like and install XP ?

my system is a dv2000, AMD; if you need any other info, I'll try to get them, however, the system is not booting now (that's why I want to re-install the OS)

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HP/Compaq :: Installing XP On CQ61 After W7

Feb 26, 2010

I'm trying to install XP on my machine after I fried old HD that had W7 installation. I bought new HD but i only have XP CD so i figured I'll install XP so far to get the PC up and ruining, and upgrade to W7 once i find by back-up CD.

My new HD is picked up by machine, and CD starts with installation, copying files from the CD, but only up to the point where it is supposed to start with windows installation.

At that point I get blue screen and message telling me i do not have HD or it is incorrectly installed and that I should run check disk. I've run BIOS scan, and HD is present and scans OK. Is it possible that previous install of W7 is memorized somewhere in BIOS and it is not allowing me to install XP even though HD is blank and brand new?

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HP/Compaq :: Installing XP In CQ60 What

Jul 8, 2009

janay do

I tried to install Windows XP sp3 in it.. since the dvd-drive of CQ60-100EE had problems, i removed the Hard disk > fixed it in my other laptop and installed XP > then fixed the HDD back to CQ60-100EE.. now when i switched on the laptop, a blue screen appears after Windows XP boot screen.. and then the laptop restarts.. (the blue screen appears just for a fraction of second..) , the laptop starts normally in SAFE MODE.. no blue screen appears while it is starting in safe mode.. Also i have difficulty in finding XP drivers for CQ60-100EE..

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Own SSD In 2140

Feb 12, 2009

Does anyone know if it's relatively easy to install your own SSD into a 2140...I like everything about it except the $575 charge for upgrading the drive to an 80GB SSD.

Having said that I don't need anywhere close to that much storage, even a 16GB would probably be enough for me and Newegg has them for

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HP/Compaq :: Installing XP On A DV7T

Jun 17, 2009

I am awaiting the arrival of my new DV7T (configuration to follow) and would like to know if anyone has successfully installed XP on theirs and if so, what problems, if any, did you encounter?

Configuration is as follows:
--HP Pavilion dv7t Entertainment PC
- Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66 GHz)
- 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
- 500GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x 2) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
- 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 4650
- 17.3" diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP BrightView Infinity Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
- Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
- [For BrightView Infinity Display] Webcam + Fingerprint Reader
- Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card with Bluetooth

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Sony :: Removing Cpu, Ram, And HDD

Aug 4, 2009

I have a sony vaio CR series and I'm buying a sager np8662 but I'm kinda poor right now. So i was wondering if its possible to remove the cpu, ram sticks and HDD from my sony and put them in a np8662 bare bone and then upgrade when I get the money?

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Win Xp64 N Dv7 3020ed

Nov 3, 2009

I have a problem installing xp64 on my notebook (dv7 3020ed).

The system is provided with windows 7 x64 but i don't like the OS, allso it has a lot of HP junk installed on it, witch im not planning to use.

I'm using this pc for my work when im not at the office.
(webdesign e.d.)

Now i have tried to install xp x64, but i couldn't find a sata driver, i tried to set ahci to ide but the bios does not allow to change the settings.

I have tried it with an other hp raid driver on a floppy but it didn't fix my problems..

I would realy like to fix it, because i bought xp x64 and i can't reinstall windows 7 because it is pre installed.. so i have no CD.

Sure i could delete the programs, but i want a clean install.

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Vista After Dead HD

Aug 7, 2009

I have an HP dv5t which I purchased new last October. A couple of weeks ago, my HD got fried (think it overheated). HP sent me a new HD, and I had a technician install it for me. I never made recovery disks as instructed by HP (was gonna get around to it; who knew the HD would die in 9 mos?). The tech ended up installing Vista Ultimate Lite instead, which I thought was okay b/c there's no bloatware that way. However, I miss a lot of the elements of the Aero environment, particularly Windows DVD Maker.

I have two questions:

1. Can I get backup CDs from HP to reinstall Vista Home Premium (which is what my lappie was shipped with)? Would doing so reinstall the bloatware?

2. Is there a way to tweak Vista Ultimate Lite so I can have the standard GUI w/o putting bloatware back in my system? The environment in Ultimate Lite reminds me too much of XP (clunky-looking windows, fonts are too large, etc).

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HP/Compaq :: 160gb SSD Thatis Installing

May 5, 2009

The HDX18 is now being offered with a 160gb SSD + a 500gb HDD 5400 option. HP won't disclose which SSDs are being installed. If anyone has one of these units,

Also, an HP rep told me that the OS is being installed on the HDD (which is a silly thing to do) rather than the SSD at the factory.

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HP/Compaq :: Installing Win Xp Ondv5t-1000

Feb 17, 2009

i tried to install win xp on dv5t but after the installation finished and windows started for the first time, a blue screen appears for about a micro second and then the laptop restarts. i did include sata drivers while making the bootable cd for win xp.can any one send me a complete procedure to install win xp on dv5t-1000 model

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