HP Pavilion G7 OS/Software :: How To Safely Remove USB Thumb Drive / When There Is No Safely Remove Hardware Icon
Nov 2, 2014
Re HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC, Windows 8, 64-bit. I want to be able to safely remove a USB thumb-drive without shutting down the computer. There is no icon for "Safely Remove Hardware" as on other computers I have. I have not been able to find the program or its icon using "search" or "find". It is not indexed in the user guide.
When I click on Hidden Icons, and then Safely Remove Hardware icon, the list of hardware is very slow to appear (but once I select a device, it functions quickly). Compared to how fast my x200 works, the X201 is very slow.
Has anyone got a process and/or pictures of how to remove the DVD drive from an Aspire series notebook? Most other laptops ive seen are just a slider or single screw but seemingly not that on this model.
Ive even gone as far as removing all the screws on the underside but it still doesn't loosen the drive.
I want to remove it to clean and check another model drive to see if its a drive fault or not and if there is a fault replace.
I've been having problems with my battery and so downloaded and installed the latest version of the Hardware Diagnostics Tool (sp63599). I then followed the HP instructions for checking the battery (turn off computer; power on and the ESC to enter System Diagnostics. My notebook shuts down almost immediately!
So I figured I'd uninstall this new Tool, but it wasn't listed in Programs in control Panel, nor in All Programs. I did find the new partition it created and deleted those files but the partition remains and I don't it too.
Tech Info: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC; B5A04UA#ABA; Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
did a system restore but the Drive F is still labeled HP Tools ...
I recently purchased a new HP laptop and have a few questions.
The computer came with a lightscribe drive and is removable since it also came with a empty filler for the optical drive. Is it ok to remove the drive and/or plug it in while the computer is on ? Same thing w/ the battery... is it ok to pop the battery out when the computer is on AC power, or put the battery back in when the computer is plugged in ?
Id like to remove the 32gb msata Cache drive in my laptop so that i can upgrade it to a 250gb 840 for use as another storage device. I know how to physically remove the msata from the laptop i just dont know what i have to do before i do that. Can i just simply physically remove the drive and reinstall the drivers saved on it to my HDD or is there other things that need to be done first like disabling intel RST.
My son added an administrator or logon password to my HP Pavilion g7 notebook. I know the password but I want to remove this option from the computer so that I dont have to input the password everytime I turn on the computer. I called HP but my warranty expired about 2 months ago.
Been trying to get all my ducks in a row for when my 1510 arrives, DLing drivers and such.
Been reading some old threads/how tos here on doing a fresh install of Windows XP. It was suggested to put the SATA drivers on a bootable flash drive for installation during the Windows install, so you would be in AHCI mode when finished and not have to try to do it later.
Is that the current method of installing the SATA drivers for AHCI?
I am trying to totally remove MediaDirect 3 from my laptop, and I can't seem to get it all the way off.
First, I press the MediaDirect button while the laptop is powered off to boot into the MediaDirect partition. This makes the "hidden" MediaDirect partition visible to my disk manager program - so I can delete it .....
just got a new Acer 6530 laptop and it has SOOO much bloatware, a lot of things that i don't even need. I like how Dell had like zero bloatware. i like Acer's program that backups the whole system though. Does Vista have something like that?
Should i delete all the programs from Control Panel or is there a way for me to install a version of Vista (downloaded copy from a torrent site) and then use the key provided from the Acer laptop so I know it'll only install Vista?
I've got an old hand-me-down VAIO PCG-XG29 on which the screen backlight has died. I'm a low-income disabled senior and I don't think it would be worth it to pay for a new backlight and then try to figure out how to install it.
So, I'd like to pull the hard drive from the VAIO and connect it to the USB port on a hand-me-down Toshiba laptop I was given recently. And then use the VAIO HD as a back-up drive for the Toshiba.
But I'm having trouble finding instructions on the web for how to remove the HD from the VAIO.
Dell 14z 5423. I need to boot into the thumb drive. Is it F2, F8 or F12? I'm creating a bootable Linux drive in case of failure and it says the F key is dependent on your system. I want to know before I create.
I have the Precision M6500, and before the Windows 7 partition there are two smaller partitions that I don't want or need. I will install from the DVD if I need to reinstall it and I use Acronis to do full image backups.
So I started up with changing the active partition from one of those recovery partitions. Suddenly I get the "BOOTMGR missing" pain in the a$$. No problem to fix it of course, I use a Linux Partition Manager boot CD for that.
But the problem is that if it reacts that badly to that change (I even tried the original Windows 7 DVD to startup repair, fixboot and fixmbr, but it didn't help),
then I fear that removing those partitions all together will really mess things up. Can I force the Windows 7 bootmanager over to the OS partition, or is this some custom Dell stuff that means that I would have to reinstall 7 totally to get it fixed?
A year ago (November 2007) there was a thread titled Possible to remove key from keyboard? which is now closed. I have a similar question and one of the mods may want to merge the two threads and open the combined one until the topic is thoroughly discussed.
In any case, here is my issue. My wife has an XPS that is only about four months old.
Suddenly the left mouse button is stuck partially pressed down. If this were a keyboard key I would just pop it off and clean underneath it. But, I don't know if you can remove the mouse buttons that way or not. Does anybody have any suggestion? And before someone helpfully offers returning it to Dell for warranty work - do you want to do without your computer for a month? She doesn't either, so that's a non-starter.
1) Start with one corner of the sticker and pick at it with your nail and nothing else (unless you know for a fact what you are using will not scratch your computer) until the corner is lifted high enough to grab onto and peel back. Note: this is very tough in some occasions so just slowly continue to work the sticker, I promise it will come up.
2) Once you can get a hold of the corner you picked up, pull back slowly to ensure you bring at least most of the adhesive up with the sticker.
3) After you get the sticker up there will probably be a little adhesive right where you attempted to pick at the corner or maybe somewhere else. If this is the case do not rub it or pick it or anything, just use the adhesive on the sticker you took off to "dab" up the rest of the adhesive on you're computer. (Almost like back in the day when it was clean-up time and there was playdoh every where, you'd gather it all in one ball.) And repeat for however many stickers you have.
If you follow these rules and are careful, you will not have any trouble getting the unsightly childish stickers off of your computer.
my seven week old son decided to vomit across my Acer 5920 laptop yesterday.
The laptop still boots but I can't login as some of the keys are stuck.
I've downloaded the service manual but I can't seem to be able to lift the keyboard off. There are four areas to prize open just below the speaker but I can't work out how to do it - do they push in or lift up?
Do I take out the tray it's sitting in or prize up each of the keys individually?
in the newer HP models for screen repair? On the older versions you used to have to remove the rubber guards that covered phillips heads. Newer models do not have guards but rubber strips and no screws beneath.