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Windows 7: HELP! HP DV4 Laptop Constant not responding

26 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
HELP! HP DV4 Laptop Constant not responding

hp Pavilion DV4
turion x2 2.2 gz

4 gb ram 3.75 used
64 bit

i had vista and did the recommended windows 7 home premium upgrade followed all directions but windows was booting very slowly like it was a driver problem, i think i might have had damon tools installed when i upgraded, it installed fine it seemed like, took forever like 8 hours,so after i got all updates done and stuff i had installed norton internet security 2010 and windows 7 said somthing about it not working properly and was not made or this os so i uninstalled all unnesseccary programs/ones i didnt know were compatible and it seems to be working better now. but still hangs constantly, boot time is rediculously longer than it was in vista, but anything i do constant not responding, my hdd light stays lit and i have to wait then its good at times, its very random. i cant think how to fix this event viewer it says the snap in is not responding. plz help windows 7 has been i nightmare since i installed what should i do?

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26 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Upgrade or clean install? If you did an upgrade, just do it over with a clean install. If you did not have to reinstall your programs you did an upgrade.

My answer may cost some time now, but will save a lot of time and aggrevation in the future.
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26 Jan 2010   #3

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26 Jan 2010   #4

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i did do an upgrade, i dident want to do a clean install because my laptop drivers are hard to find, suposedly there special HP drivers or some sort,i still have the factory restore partition. i was going to use that to go back to factory settings then update then try to upgrade to 7, or should i just do clean install windows 7 only? i just dont want to be missing drivers for my sound buttons or sd card reader(which dont work right now)the hanging and not responding is VERY random, sometimes it does it every 5 minutes other times it dont do it for hours,
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26 Jan 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juggalotus View Post
i did do an upgrade, i dident want to do a clean install because my laptop drivers are hard to find, suposedly there special HP drivers or some sort,i still have the factory restore partition. i was going to use that to go back to factory settings then update then try to upgrade to 7, or should i just do clean install windows 7 only? i just dont want to be missing drivers for my sound buttons or sd card reader(which dont work right now)the hanging and not responding is VERY random, sometimes it does it every 5 minutes other times it dont do it for hours,
Just about every member of this forum would suggest a clean install. If you are reluctant because of your concerns about the drivers, read this.
How to backup and restore Windows device drivers – Simple Help

Remember to check for virus and other malware before downloading anything from the web.
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26 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

thank you for the tip, i guess ill try it
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26 Jan 2010   #8

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just back up everything before you try and I promise, you will return with a big smile and thank you.
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26 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

first, what do i back up? and second, my windows 7 disk says for use only as an upgrade to a qualifying hp windows 7 upgrade option pc, can i still do a clean install?
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26 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

actually i think i might have found the problem, i have utorrent installed and i dont think its working right with windows 7 even though the compatibility report says its fine, something that has to do with utorrent accessing the HDD
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