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Windows 7: HELP! HP DV4 Laptop Constant not responding

28 Jan 2010   #21
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

you can clean install windows 7 with the hp upgrade disks as i have done this.

You will be missing a couple of drivers - go to the hp website put in your model number and download the every driver on the list. You will be missing 3 on is the ene cir reciever - then hard drive protection and an intel one. Sorry can't remember but if you up date them all it should be fine.

oh i also done a clean install of vista them upgraded to 7 it worked ok, still need to worry about some drivers. My best installation to date is erasing my hard drive using the hard drive manufacture disk then a clean install. No problems


good luck..


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28 Jan 2010   #22
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

on last thing the new key should be on the back of the packet that hp sent you. this is the only key you need to reload 7 clean.
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29 Jan 2010   #23
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

yea i formatted, fresh installed,got everything in the HP list ,installed and downloaded, was not responding during all the updates and hp checks, but now i have everything going, windows live essensials, everything is working fine except my mouse scroll thing or the IR dont work anymore and i cant find drivers for it anywhere on the HP website, now just time to run it see what it does
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29 Jan 2010   #24
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

ok did the install everything is running flawless, when i was installing drivers and updating it was saying not responding, but now that i have every driver installed, every driver HP told me to install, and windows live essentials it seems to be working VERY good, but my IR remote nor my scroll wheel on my touchpad is working, ive tried rolling back drivers and installing new ones with no prevail.. i looked on the hp website they have no touch pad drivers.! how do i get my scroll wheel and IR remote working again?
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29 Jan 2010   #25
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

still having the not responding but very seldom,, this is very aggravating
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29 Jan 2010   #26
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

hp pavilion dv4 1427-nr

now when i look in the logs i see a lot of critical and warning about boot performance monitoring and shutdown monitoring, it also told me to change my theme to windows 7 basic for best performance and then my device manager stops responding! i am getting very frustrated with windows, i only installed programs and drivers recommended, i have no extra programs on here i am still having problems, i followed the install step by step, do i have to learn another OS like linux to stop these rediculous problems im my event viewer,

: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

THE BIOS FROM HP WEBSITE WAS OLDER THAN THE ONE I HAD

The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service hung on starting.

The Windows Event Log service failed to start due to the following error:
The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

The Windows Defender service hung on starting.
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29 Jan 2010   #27
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, is not ready for access yet.

these errors go on and on

what the hell happened windows?
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31 Jan 2010   #28
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

ok now i reverted back to factory settings then upgraded took me 2 days its still doing the same thing, it seems to have something to do with my HDD, what the hell is going on, i was trying to say good things about windows 7 but this is not what i want to brag to my friends about
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31 Jan 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

Did you replace drivers which the Win7 installer provided? As I mentioned earlier, the Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete; you only need to install drivers which are missing in Device Manager after receiving drivers from Windows Update.

It seems in re-reading your thread that the problems started when you added a bunch of drivers from the HP website. The only drivers I pick from HP webpages for models I work on are for touchscreen or webcam.

If you have a restore point to roll back to right after you installed, i would use it. Otherwise I would do a clean reinstall and this time use the drivers which Win7 and Windows Update provides.

As also suggested, I'd install any missing drivers or programs one per day with a restore point so you have time to test their performance. Then you know exactly what caused the problem.
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31 Jan 2010   #30
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

how can i save the driver thats already installed for my touchpad so i dont lose the scrollbar before i reformat and install windows 7 clean? and can u give me a quick guide so i know i do it right and its not me.. thanks for your time
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