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Windows 7 Severe Lag without much RAM+CPU Usage

I'm running a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, and its a few years old now, but up until about three days ago still worked like a charm. Now, it will take over 1 minute to register that I clicked ...
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Memory tests fail with 2 memory modules but work with either module individually. HP laptop with AMD Radeon HD 6520G

I'm getting recent memory test failures in an HP Pavilion g7-1303sa laptop (one month out of warranty :( ). The memory is the factory installed 6GB installed as a 2GG module in the top slot and 4GB in ...
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How to tell if upgrade to PC (CPU / Video card) will be utilized effectively by motherboard?

The computer system in question: HP Pavilion P6-2327C As listed in link, the current processor is: AMD A6-5400K TDP: 65W Operating speed: 3.6 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz turbo) Number of cores: 2 Socket: ...
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HP charger converting 3 pin to 2 pin

I'm having difficulty changing HP 3pin to 2pin. it has the same amount of volts and current but won't even show a sign that it's working. I tested it using a multimeter it shows 19.5vdc and 3.85 A ...
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Restore HP EliteBook 2540p to factory defaults

I'm leaving my laptop to someone else and i need to safely delete all the data from the laptop except for the OS. I've seen blogs that mention programs like CCleaner and others, but other blogs ...
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Link issues with fiber card under RHEL 6.2 and hp dl380

I am having issues getting a HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 running RHEL 2.6.32-504.el6.x86_64 to see and/or allow the use of a 10GE fiber card. I can confirm the fiber connection to the router has been ...
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how to find out if I can use HP secure encryption

I have a server that does not have an order sheet of what all was included when the server was bought. I would like to try and implement HP Secure Encryption (link) but am not sure if I have all the ...
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Make recovery disks from the recovery partition

I've got an HP Pavilion a6500 which I need to recover. Research said that recovery disks could be made from whatever Manager, but I tried that and it told me that I already have recovery disks. I ...
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How to reset HP cartridge 802 if both the cartridges are showing empty after a refill

How to reset HP cartridge 802 if both the cartridges are showing empty after a refill. I don't have extra cartridges to swap and reset. Suggest any other method please.
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my SDHC card slot has stopped working in win8.1. Any solutions?

previously in win7 it was working fine. but after upgrading to win8.1 it stopped working. my PC is HP All-in-one Atholn II X2 3GB RAM win8.1 64-bit tried installing various drivers. But card is ...
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How do I make HP Universal Print Driver the default driver for certain printers

HP does not release individual drivers for certain printer models anymore. When Windows 7 goes to search for the driver(windows update), it does not find drivers. I have the HP Universal Print Driver ...
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HP Hard drive swap problems

I took out my HP g62 hard drive and put it into my HP pavilion dm4-3050. Both have windows 7. At start up it it shows the black screen with the windows logo as it should. But then the screen flashes ...
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Printing from HP printer in Excel with 2 trays

I am working in Excel 2013 and have an HP Officejet Pro X476dw printer. The issue that I am having is that when I select multiple worksheets to print, the first page is always printing from tray 1 and ...
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can I buy ddr3 ram for my laptop or I have to buy ddr2?

My laptop is Hp pavilion dv5 1041et http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&product=3793488 It has 4GB RAM (but my current windows is x86 so it does not matter). However I ...
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Broken laptop fan - best solution [closed]

The temperature sensor of my laptop fan is broken, the motherboard doesn't give the fan a signal to start/stop, and therefore it doesn't start anymore which causes my laptop to thermal shutdown due to ...
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Disabling HP 3D driveguard?

Laptop model: HP dv7t-7000, 1TB 5400rpm Hdd First off, i know how to disable hp 3d driveguard protection, my question is whether it is a good idea in the following situation: I will be recording ...
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Moving a RAID 1 between RAID Cards

I have an HP DL380 G6 with the 410i internal controller. I have an array configured with 2 drives as a RAID 1. This logical drive is my boot drive. I've recently installed a P800 raid card and want ...
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Windows 7 stuck on Boot Screen

My HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC stuck on Boot Screen. I got bellow result when test hard disk. Hard Disk 1 Quick (303) Hard Disk 1 Full (305) How can i solve this ?
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Can't install wireless drivers to Windows 7 on an external drive

Today I installed Windows 7 to a 1TB external USB hard drive. Everything worked fine, set up Windows and went to install drivers so I could connect to my LAN. My primary OS is Ubuntu, so I booted into ...
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Suddenly Oversensitive Multitouch Mousepad

I was using my laptop one day, when I suddenly noticed that the multitouch zoom feature was extremely sensitive! I literally cannot use it, because I can't control how far it will zoom in or out. ...
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How can I fix an old HP LaserJet 4050N?

I bought an HP LaserJet 4050N printer from Craigslist for really cheap. The guy who sold it said the only thing wrong with it was the network card, but now that I've been trying it out, I'm not so ...
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HP desktop PC stuck at “Loading boot menu” or “Loading setup”

HP Pavilion desktop PC with Samsung 840 SSD (and original hard drive as D:), Win7 64-bit. PC is normally left on all the time. Tonight, went to PC and both monitors were dark while power was on; ...
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Printer sends two jobs to the queue. One without a status or port. Won't print until ghost job is canceled

I have an HP LaserJet P1505 that has been giving me some grief on a 64-bit machine. After removing drivers and deleting devices, I reinstalled it. Test page works fine. If I print from another ...
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Can't see wireless networks on laptop

I can't see wirelass networks on my laptop.On other computers I can do that. I only know that model is HP Pavilion g series (I can't find other informations, my laptop don't have sticker with product ...
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How to isolate bluetooth device mfg and model when not listed in specs?

I am working on an HP Pavilion DV7-6166NR that has various potential matches from HP's driver section. I have not been able to find any actual enumeration or specification of what Bluetooth device ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview HP Virtualization Technology : Not Booting Up

For running Windows Phone emulator of Visual Studio, it requires to enable the virtualization technology in BIOS settings. I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview in HP 15-r022tx machine. When I ...
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Printer prints a blank page after every first page

I have new computer using Windows 8 and for some reason ever since I installed drivers for printers on it, it prints a blank page after the first page every time. Like, the thing I wanted to print ...
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Windows 7 activation failed, legal product key was used (HP 840 G1 laptop / clean install)

Problem Valid product key is not accepted after clean reinstall. What could be the reason of that and how to pass activation process ? Goal install & activate "clean" windows 7 professional ...
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How to reset pad counter on HP Scanjet Pro 3000

How do I reset the counter in the HP Scanjet Pro 3000 after replacing the pad assembly? The driver continues to give a warning that the pad needs to be replaced after 50,000 pages. There is no ...
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HP Windows 8 keyboard ignoring certain keys

I own a HP Pavillion 15 i3 notebook and I've noticed something wrong. Whenever I press the ~/` key or the '/" key (top left on the keyboard) Windows (or the keyboard) ignores my input. For example, ...
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KVM Switch Not working

I have a KVM switch that has previously worked well with both a Dell and an HP Docking station. I recently tried to hook it to a docking station for an HP Pavilion DV6-1355dx Notebook T6600/x64/x64. ...
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Using a USB hdd in esxi 5

I have a HP DL360 G5 server running with ESXI 5 and a few internal SAS 36gb 2.5 drives, I was wondering if it was possible to connect a 2TB USB HDD and have my VM access the files on it. I have ...
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Are desktop PC ports less durable in terms of mating cycles than laptop ports?

I have an HP EliteDesk 800 Mini PC, and I am using it like a laptop in the sense that I take it to and from work every day. At home and at work I have a power adapter, monitor, keyboard, and mouse ...
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HP CQ42 laptop send to bluetooth not working

I have a HP CQ42 laptop. I recently re-installed new Windows 7 OS in my PC. Since then it is not detecting any Bluetooth devices and also "right click > Send to Bluetooth" option is also gone. I tried ...
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Windows 7 randomly freezes on some HP 400 Pro One

We have about 100 HP 400 Pro One installed and a very few (like six or eight of them) experience system freezes so hard we have to reboot them, and we are at a lose of what's causing it. The ...
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SD cards often mount read-only on Windows despite being unlocked and always working in cameras

I have a HP netbook that's at least three years old and running Windows 7 Starter. It has a built-in SDHC card slot. I have a couple of 8 gig SDHC cards that I switch between my digital camera and ...
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HP DV6 can't open fan to lubricate (picture inside)

A couple days ago, My Laptop (HP dv6-6c65se) fan started alternating between no noise (but still working) and high noise (as if the fan is hitting a metal) every few minutes. I tried cleaning the dust ...
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random vertical bars on screen

I have a HP laptop with windows 7 running on 2GB RAM and 500GB HDD. I occasionally get problems like "vertical lines" filling my screen (white screen with black and blue lines) and "complete blank ...
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Installing an HP Laserjet 4050 on Windows 7

In the past, I've installed the drivers for my networked Laserjet 4050 in one of two ways: Downloading the "Install Network Printer Wizard" from HP's web site and running it Downloading the driver ...
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Issues upgrading HP 650 Notebook PC with Windows 8.1

I have a HP 650 Notebook PC and I’m trying to upgrade Windows to the new version, version 8.1. But when everything seems to be completed I get the error: We can not upgrade to 8.1 Windows ...
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ram upgrade in hp compaq 8200 elite microtower 64 bit

following is my existing ram spec, DIMM # 1 SMBus address 0x50 Memory type DDR3 Module format UDIMM Manufacturer (ID) Samsung (CE000000000000000000) Size 4096 MBytes ...
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USB 2.0 not recognized by USB 3.0

My old HP Laserjet 1005 USB 2.0 Printer is not recognized by my new DELL USB 3.0 socket. Printer is too good to replace.
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How to remotely receive tray settings from a printer

I am looking for a way to query tray settings from printers, and then match them with the server settings. Is this possible all of the printers in questions are HP Printers using the PCL5 Generic ...
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How can I upgrade the SSD cache drive in my HP Envy 700-215xt?

I have the 16g drive right now, and at some point I'd like to upgrade that to a 32g or 64g drive. Is this as easy as swapping out the drive or does the cache drive have files on it my computer has to ...
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Windows 8.1 - How to Activate Multiple Machines

So, I work for a company that recently purchased around 50 HP slim line desktops (System Model: HP EliteDesk 800 G1 USDT). Each machine has Windows 8 already installed. The machines ...
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Sleep makes shut down in HP ProBook

My HP ProBook 4540s has some problems. If I keep it in sleep. It shuts down automatically. I re-install my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium). But the problem is still like that.. What is the solution?
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Can't boot from CD/DVD ROM: HP 650 Laptop

I'm attempting to load Windows 7 on a HP 650 laptop. When I'm in the Boot Manager, I should be able to select the CD/DVD ROM to boot from, but that option is not available. Here's what I do, Power ...
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Can I use an HP charger on my Dell Inspiron N4010?

My laptop has 19.5V 3.34A/ 4.62A (what does this mean?) The HP Charger had Input : 100-240V 1.6A 50-60Hz Output: 18.5V 3.5A Can I use this charger on my laptop without damaging the laptop or ...
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How do I change or add a user for BIOS fingerprint reader in HP pro book 6540b

I have a HP pro book 6540b with fingerprint reader. I recently re-installed windows 7 (full hd wipe). I was planning on giving the laptop to my wife. But, before windows even starts to load the user ...
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Memory configuration on server

I have an HP server and by default it comes with 4GB of memory installed. Because I'm short of money I want to know if its possible to buy 8GB at 1600MHz and still use that 4GB at 1333MHz (not in dual ...