i tried to downgrade from vista to xp, i inserted the disk, and bam blue screen, so i decided to enter the bios, but there is no option of changing to ACHI IDE OR ATA
ive been googling like crazy, and even went to the official hp site, but they only have one driver for xp. so im hoping you guys know how to downgrade to xp because ive been to this site to help me with my m8120nse and my 2 inspirons, thanks
HARD DRIVE- TOSHIBA MK3252GSX ATA Device
DVD DRIVE- TSST CDDVDW TS-L633L ATA Device
WIRELESS LAN- Broadcom 4322AG
ETHERNET- Realtek RTL8102E PCI-E
PROCESSOR- AMD TURION x2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82
i have an hp dv4-1155se, the videocard its an hd3200 mobily reaedon ati, i have xp sp3 the problem its, when i install the driver, i only can use the resolution 1280x800, if i put another resolutions, doesnt work full screen, i hate 1280x800 i like 1024.
i have an hp dv4-1155se, i opened the place where is the hd, and when i opened, i saw the hd has a plastic on the hd, like antistatic or something like this, i would like to know, what is this? and what happened if i take out this plastic? i think plastic helps to have a high hd temperature,
I have an HDX18t with an SSD partitioned for Vista and the Win7 RC. When I get my upgrade disc for Win 7, I'm considering installing it over the Win 7 RC partition and leaving the Vista partition in tact for now in case their are any problems with the install. I've read that you can do a clean install even with the upgrade disc. Is this a viable and/or advisable method?
When I boot off the DVD (doesn't matter if it's the MSDN RTM or the 90 day Enterprise trial, nor does 32 or 64 bit matter), it just hangs. It doesn't start Windows 7's setup process, doesn't give an error message, doesn't boot into Vista.
Also, potentially related, her laptop is running a hacked BIOS that removes the white list. (I stole her 4965N and put it in my MSI MS-1651. When I sold it off, I put the Atheros 5007EG from my NC10 in its place). I don't know if this would be the cause for it to hang, but given its lack of problem booting Vista, XP, Ubuntu, or Mint discs, I doubt it.
I'm getting a DV8000 on Wednesday that has a 3945ABG in it. I would like to, assuming the card is working (light's on, but Device Manager didn't see it, optical drive was busted so I couldn't boot into Linux at the time, hoping it's a software SNAFU), put it in her DV9548US and boot back to the official HP BIOS. Anyone know of any problems running a 3945ABG in the DV9500 series? I know it came in earlier DV9000s, so I hope the model would support it; with the fact that it's an HP card, I'm hoping that it will not throw white list errors as well.
(I'll be running a hacked BIOS on the DV8000 to run the Atheros 5007EG in it if all goes well.)
I've got the HP Pavilion dv5z laptop. I'd like to replace the stock drive with a Blu-Ray drive. There are a few on eBay floating around for the dv5. Has anyone done this before? I've got the dv5 manual and replacing the drive seems straightforward enough.
Just installed Windows 7 on my HDX16t. For the most part, everything is working great with minimal drivers install. Had to install the memory card reader, and a few others but worked fine with Vista drivers.
What I can't get working are the quick launch buttons. The mute works (although it doesn't change colors), the volume up and down works, The treble / Bass does NOT work, wifi works, and the media smart, stop, play, eject , etc do NOT work.
Anyone get these working with Windows 7? If so can you point me to the drivers and or process?
I just did a fresh install of Vista Home Premium 64 Bit following Orev's guide. I backed up the SWSetup folder and everything went fine except a couple of things:
1.) Quickplay. I don't have the QPW & HPQPDP folders in the SWSetup folder. Does quickplay still come with DV4T's or is HP using something new? Do I need to install some other program or driver from SWSetup to get quickplay to work? Should I not even worry about it and just another player?
2.) Recovery Partition. I followed a link in another post, here at NBR, to HP's site telling me how to add quickplay from the recovery partition of the hdd. I can see the recovery partition but when I try to access it, it says it's empty. Is it possible to access it through explorer or do I have to boot from it? When I did the fresh install, I just reformated partition 1, the one with vista on it already and did nothing to the recovery partition. Is this correct?
3.) Bluetooth. After I installed bluetooth and only after the internet connection is established, the icon pops up on the system tray even though I disabled it in the startup menu and told it in the bluetooth program itself not to display the icon. Also, when the computer first boots up, it tells me bluetooth couldn't connect because of a .dll file that is missing?
4.) Scroll Slider on Touchpad. I disabled alot of things in the startup menu and now the scroll slider doesn't work. Obviously it's because of the things I disabled, but why would disabling it from startup cause it not to work? The touchpad still works fine. I followed some things in this thread and everything here. Could any of this affect the scroll slider?
5.) Recovery Manager. What happened to the recovery manager that came factory installed? Is that in the SWSetup folder?
6.) Drivers. Should I follow this thread and update all the drivers since they are all new compared to what is in my SWSetup folder?
i recently tried to do a clean install of windows vista home premium on my hp laptop, but didn't notice that the windows anytime upgrade disc i had was from my other laptop, which is 32 bit, not the 64 bit i need. Fortunately I burned system recovery discs, but I cannot get them to work. What am I doing wrong here? Ideally I'd like to avoid having to order the disc I need from microsoft if at all possible, but I cannot think of any other options.
I just got my new HP dv4t in the mail from costco. I was wondering are there anyways to do a clean install and get all the bloatware/junkware out of the system?it didn't come with a CD for vista or any OS.
My new DV7t Quad should be coming on Friday. Right now it is stuck in China, but I was wondering. Would it be better to keep the Windows 7 that they have install on the computer, or should I do a clean install? Right now, I have Windows 7 Ultimate running my old laptop, however, I only the disk for the 32 bit. While my Quad will be a 64 bit.
So if it would be a benefit to do a clean install, could someone explain how to do it without having a new windows 7 disk. I did order the system restore disks from HP when I bought the computer.
I just tried doing this a couple days ago and at first it was working perfectly. About a day later when I came home from work and turned it on, it took about 3 minutes to load and I got all kinds of errors. Aero Glass was disabled, it told me that it couldn't initialize the "Windows Notification Service service", and all other manner of problems existed. I tried doing a system restore to a configuration that was about a day older, and that seemed to work the rest of the night. When I came home again the next day and started it up, the same problems were back.
I'm ready to do another reformat and reinstall, but I'm curious how everyone else is doing this (successfully). The method I used last time was to just let it install drivers for everything it found, then supplement what it couldn't find with drivers off the HP website. Unfortunately there are about 20 different HDX16 configs on there, so I'm not sure if I got the right one. Are the drivers different among them?
After booting from the XP SP3 disk, I could format the Vista partition and the laptop re-booted after copying the installation files. After boot-up and the Windows XP screen, came the installation screen. The laptop stut down after about a minute on this screen. I tried again but to the same effect.
Just purchased... haven't received yet.... rather than try and clean up the existing system... I plan on installing a fresh windows 7 OEM.
Are there any problems to expect that those who have preceded me could help with?
1. Do you recommend installing windows and then updating all current drivers from HP's site or get the latest available?
I've always enjoyed running drivers without bugs more than try to eek out a little more performance and put up with bugs. This computer is going to be far faster than anything I need anyway..... so I prefer stable bugless drivers!
I currently own a ZV6000 and I learned not to trust Microsofts drivers or even some of the manufacturers drivers for that matter as the one from the HP site are the only ones proven to be bugless... is that still the case with the dv8t?
2. Previously with XP I have done a total reinstall and found much better performance than trying to clean the existing bloatware.
I've read some folks can't tell the difference.
I"m feverishly reading as much as I can to offset any mistakes I'll regret.
3. Should I try and use my existing OEM serial number than came with my computer or is that considered used already?..... just thought if I could use it, I could save the OEM serial that comes with my new purchase of windows 7 OEM so I can install later on another computer.
I"ve technically paid for two licenses.... just don't know how that will all work and I really don't want to fuss with all the bloatware, easier for me to spend the cash.
I just want to get the system totally installed and up and running with no device manager errors and all working.. then I can worry about tweaking further.