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Windows 7: HELP! HP DV4 Laptop Constant not responding

02 Feb 2010   #51
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

i only have 2 programs live messenger and security esentials installed its still doing it wtf


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02 Feb 2010   #52
gregrocker

 

Did you change out the drivers which the Win7 installer provided? This is not necessary in Win7 as the installer is driver-complete.

You only need to install drivers which are missing in Device Manager after install and first few Windows Updates where more drivers will be delivered.

So, yes, this could be the root of your problem. Changing out drivers is unnecessary in Windows 7 unless there are performance problems which point to specific drivers.
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03 Feb 2010   #53
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

ok when i have fresh install and only install the windows 7 drivers when its all done i only have 1 missing driver in my device manager, my sd card reader, what should i do ? kuz i have a radeon hd 3200 that needs drivers and a hdmi port on the side of my laptop thats why i need the catalyst control center to switch video settings, im just confused how this os wont go on this laptop, hp sent me the disks, how would they not find out this very obvious problem, also, the hp website tells me to install bios f.4a and the disk when i upgrade from vista to 7 installs bios f.5something ... it seems like the one that came on the disk was working better?
what should i do man im thinking i might just have to go back to vista so all my devices and drivers and programs will work properly
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03 Feb 2010   #54
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

also windows tried to auto install drivers and failed to install 3 base device drivers??? what does that mean
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03 Feb 2010   #55
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

then i got this in my event viewer, by the way i flashed back to the bios hp had on the website under my model number

: 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.
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03 Feb 2010   #56
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

make sure you restart after ever driver - only because you are having problems.

once all drivers are installed and machine ( might ) be running ok take a system image.

If you are having problems with a driver go to reliability history. click on the problem- if driver windows will fix it for you. ( we should) click find solution

don't install anything until all drivers are working

run disk clean - get rid of garbage

defrag

take system image then you can return to this image if you have having problems. with the rest of installation.

wish you the best of mr computer god


vic

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it can take a couple of days for the system to sit stable on your computer after resysteming a couple of times. So maybe you should resystem, install drivers, take system image, install programs, wait 5 days see how it goes. My hp -( resystem over 10 in about 2 months) this time some software crashed 3 -4 time first use. i just ran disk clean, ccleaner and defrag and WAITED. A couple of days later no problem.
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03 Feb 2010   #57
vicvic

windows 7 Home premium 32 bit
 
 

base device driver is your card readers
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03 Feb 2010   #58
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

well checked the hp site today and there were 5 new driver downloads that wont there yesterdayso i called hp tech support and it seems that i fixed it by changing the virtual memory from 5 gigs to 8 gigs, but i still have the not responding sometimes just very seldom now, they also released an updated ati catalyst control center so changing the virtual memory , resetting internet explorer, reinstalled ati with the new drivers they released today, also they released a
Ľ AMD AHCI Compatible RAID controller
do i need this?
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03 Feb 2010   #59
gregrocker

 

Are you using AHCI Sata controller setting? Check in BIOS.

If so, you can install it to test performance then roll it back on device Driver tab in Device manager, or using Restore point.

AHCI is preferred setting but not if it isn't already set there - you'd have to convert or reinstall.
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08 Feb 2010   #60
juggalotus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

i have no yellow ! in my device manager, i did a registry repair, and my explorer.exe is still locking up! what the hell do i have to do to fix this problem!!! PLEASE HELP !
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