HP Probook 4540s OS/Software :: DVD Drive Won't Read DVDs After BIOS Update
Jun 12, 2014
I discovered lately after updating my BIOS from hp website URL....that when i use my dvd driver to read dvds he gives me a message that telling me and I don't know how to get my original BIOS before updating .
CPU:intel core i5 3210M 2.5Gz 4 coresRAM:4 GB
Video:Inernal intel hd family 4000 HD External Readon HD 6000-7000OS:Windows 8 64-bit
I'm trying to migrate my HP from the hard-drive to a new ssd I bought. As far as I know windows 8 is supposed to activate based on the code burned into the machines bios, so I bought some hp recovery dvds online as HP recovery manager no longer seems to ship with these machines, so I couldn't make one, and reinstalled windows 8 onto the machine. After install and connecting to the internet the activation failed, it said the key was blocked. This can't be, this machine came with windows 8 preinstalled, so it must have a valid key and license I've already paid for.
I've tried burning reinstall media using the Microsoft media creation tool but that too fails once it connects to the internet to validate the activation
I would prefer to fresh reinstall, I'm not even sure the drive I took out works anymore or isn't altered at this point, plus its larger than my ssd so cloning would be a problem. And I've also read of problems cloning windows 8 secure boot installs regardless. In any case I would like to some how be able to get this recovery to work.
I have a HP Probook 4540s Notebook PC. I reinstalled the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate) recently and installed all the necessary drivers required for the PC. But now as I connect a USB 3.0 hard disk into the USB 3.0 ports ( the left two ports), i get an error message. The message is shown below:
"Device can perform faster : This USB Mass Storage Device can transfer information faster if it is connected to a Super-Speed USB 3.0 Port"
The speed of the data transfer also seems to be very low, in the ranges of 20-30 Mbps.
I'm not sure if I have installed the correct driver for the hardware. As for now, as shown in the Control Panel, I have installed "Intel USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller Driver".
This is my 3rd day since i bought this new HP probook 4540s [Product No. B9A39PA#UUF] and i like it, i made a clean install for windows 7 ultimate x64 and i've just realised that the hp drivers support page dose not has any drivers for the ultimate version, so i downloaded the proffesional drivers, now i have all devices are installed except two devices named unknown device
Problem: Fingerprint Scanner - Windows log in does not give option to log in via fingerprint scanner.
Overview: After installing fingerprint drivers from the HP site and using the HP Protect Tools to successfully enroll fingerprint, I tried logging in via this method but the windows log in screen does not display this option. Device manager correctly identifies and shows the fingerprint sensor - however, the control panel says no biometric devices detected.
Details of what steps I took trying to make the scanner work are given below.
Details of the problem and steps I took to install drivers:
After a fresh installation of Windows 7, I went to the HP driver site to download the latest drivers for Probook 4540s:
I installed the drivers in roughly this order:
1)realtek ethernet controller drivers,
3) the chipset and USB 3.0 drivers (but not the Intel MEI driver)
4) Intel video driver: faced an issue such that drivers were not being allowed to install. After disabling switchable graphics in the bios, I was able to get these drivers to install.
5) AMD video drivers: installed after the intel HD graphics driver - installed but Catalyst Control Center was not being displayed. So I re-enabled switchable graphics in BIOS, re-installed these drivers and CCC was now available.
6) HP hotkey support
7) HP universal camera driver
8) Validity Fingerprint sensor
9) Synaptics Touchpad driver
10) Atheros wifi & bluetooth
11) Jmicron card reader
After driver installation, I installed the HP Protect Tools. After prompting for a PC reboot - which I did - it asked for setup of security etc.. Part of this pocess was the enrolling of my fingerprints - successful. However, upon log off/ restart of windows, an option to log in with the fingerprint scanner did not appear in the Windows log in screen.
I opened the Control Panel, and found there was no biometric devices tab, even though device manager showed biometric device and validity sensor (VFS 491). I then proceeded to uninstall HP protect tools and the validity driver for the fingerprint sensor, then made sure these services were running:
-Credential Manager -Remote Procedure Call (RPC) -DCOM Server Process Launcher -RPC Endpoint Mapper -Windows Biometric Service -Plug and Play
After reboot HP Protect Tools as before would enroll my fingerprints, but again no prompt at windows login came to log in with fingerprint. However, one change after the installtion of [URL] was that in control panel there is now a tab for biometric devices; however, it says that windows did not find any biometric devices installed. An image is attached showing both the device manager and the control panel!
I recently purchased a ProBook 4540S C6Z35UT notebook computer. I love the hardware. It came with Windows 8 64-bit. I never tried Windows 8 before, but I've used Windows 7 a lot. After playing with it quite a bit, I've decided I really don't like Windows 8 at all. The Start screen just gets in the way. I want a standard desktop where I can plop down some common docs I'm referencing, common program icons, etc. The flipping to the neo-Win7 desktop that Windows 8 does is quite lame. If you run a desktop program from the start menu, you flip to the desktop, but then it stays there after that program exits. It's a very "hack" design. The start menu is cute for touch pads ("surface"s) but not really laptop/desktop appropriate, imho.
So my question is: if I purchase a Windows 7 or Windows 7 Pro 64-bit version of Windows, can I install it on this machine and will it have the right driver support? Also, in case something gets messed up, is there a way to create a Windows 8 install DVD for my laptop to get it back to original state?
I've bought a probook 4540s recently. everything is fine and just I have a problem with its bluetooth. I can't send anything to my laptop via bluetooth. my phone is successfully added to my bluetooth devices & I can send files from laptop to my phone, but nothing happens when I try to send items from my phone to laptop. btw no error message is shown to me.
I was watching a movie on Netflix, and all of the sudden the screen kept scrambling itself. I shut it down and now when I restart my laptop all I get is a white scrambled screen. I restarted it again and now I still can't do anything and it won't shut down unless I hold down the power button for a few seconds...
I just bought ProBook 4540s (I7-3632QM)with Product number : H5L54ES#ABV
I installed windows 7 ultimate, I installed all required drivers, in between the wireless network was working and I could navigate the internet but after I installed all required drivers and Device manager seemed fine my Wireless network dose not work and says :
Connected to unidentified Network No internet Access, and cant see my wireless network
I tried the network button (Wifi/Bluetooth) changing the mode from white light to yellow light and both modes still not working....
I just purchased a new probook 4540s core i5 with win7 x64 system.
Firstly, When battery full charged then turned laptop off for a few hours or next day it becomes 99% or 98% although its plugged in Ac power. Shutdown again for 1 hour and turn on it turns to 97%. Is that ok or there is problem in battery specially it shows that ( Plugged in, Not chareged ) so laptop should operate at AC adapter and battery remain 100%. Secondly, I have an unknown device can't find it as shown in figure below.
I just updated my bios on my Z510, and now the only boot options i have is network boot, something that i don't use. I used the bios update tool that Lenovo is distributing from the drivers page for my PC.
I was trying to update my old studio 1737, and updated the BIOS to A09 while doing an otherwise thorough and effective diagnostic (from Dell website). Now when the BIOS does identify my hard drive its inaccurate (intermittent ID of the HDD, showing no HDD sometime and a Samsung other times). So, laptop fails to boot, saying operating system not found. Am trying to flash BIOS using last working version on USB stick, following advice found on internet. Well out of warranty period.
Am having serious problems with my 4540s, which is about two years old. The bios appears to be totally disfunctional. I cannot get in via Esc, nor by pressing the key which I want, such as the F9 key to select boot device. The machine runs Ubuntu linux and I discovered that I have removed both the HP_TOOLS partition and the Recovery partition. I have now reconstituted the HP_TOOLS partition, but cannot fix the bios.
The machine indicates that the hard disk is faulty, although I can read it apparently without problem on my Mac. However the machine will not hop over the hard disk to try and boot from either the internal CD/DVD drive nor from a usb CD/DVD drive. I have not yet tried a usb stick.
After a period of running, I found I could not, for example, delete emails in T-bird, clicking on an icon would not open the program and I could not close some programs. Occasionally the only way to turn off the machine is by holding down the power button. At the present time it will not start at all, but just cycles through the simplified hardware check, and then sits there with the HP logo on the screen when I exit the test.
Removing each of the 4GB memory chips and/or placing them in an alternative slot has not made any difference.
I read some other thread it points to something got uninstalled that causes "this computer does not have a drive capable of creating cds or dvds. Contact HP Support."
it mention one of the solution is to restore to an earlier version. But I prefer not to restore to earlier version if possible. is there a program that I can download from HP , to be able to create the recovery disk ?
MY DVD HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20L ATA Device Driver Date: 21/06/2006 Driver Version: 6.0.6001.18000
My hdx16 can't access this option for some reason. i have a Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer.This always show up "This computer does not have a drive capable of creating CD's or DVDs". When i purchased this computer, i bought the recovery dvds too so im not worried, but i want to know why this computer is having this issue from the recovery manager.