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Questions tagged [hp-laptop]

For questions specific to unique properties of Hewlett-Packard laptop computers. Note there are dedicated tags for some product lines, such as [hp-pavilion], [hp-elitebook], [hp-envy], and [hp-mini]. For questions that are not specific to a product line, the more general [hp-laptop] tag may attract more answers. For questions that are not unique to HP-brand laptops, you may attract more answers using the more general [laptop] tag.

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Win10 laptop randomly freezes, some texts are missing after

Laptop is an HP Omen (2016) with Win10 installed and updated regularly. For the past months, it freezes my programs seemingly randomly. While the program is frozen I can switch to some other programs ...
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I left my laptop on overnight on high peformance [closed]

So I have an HP 14-af118au laptop that I've been using for about two - three (maybe? I forgot kek) years. Since I have been living in my own room (and college), I have been constantly falling asleep ...
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How to reset Windows 10 to the default DPK (the one installed in BIOS) on HP laptop?

Some time ago I have activated my Windows Education licence key on the HP laptop to extend my Windows 10 capabilities. Right now I would like to sell the laptop to some new user, so I have reset the ...
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Permanently disable broken TouchPad on HP laptop

I have an HP Folio13 laptop which includes a Synaptics TouchPad. I'm running Windows 7 Home. I want to permanently disable the TouchPad since it doesn't function properly so I use a mouse or keyboard ...
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How to boot from USB on an HP with BIOS of INSYDEH20 v. 3.5

I rebooted many times with known-good USB drives in different ports. When I get to the boot choice (hit ESC at BIOS splash screen, follow prompt OR just F9 at BIOS splash screen) I see the internal ...
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F1 key action in HP probook

Can someone please explain what this F1 hotkey does? On pressing fn+F1, I get a blank (dark) screen for 1 second and then it goes back to normal (displays what was there before). It doesn't seem to ...
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Mysterious Sound [closed]

I was working with an old computer (New enough to have Windows 8 as the base operating system, old enough to be shut down for a minimum of 4 years without being touched or turned on) and I was getting ...
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Backlight stopped working after factory reset

I performed a factory reset on my HP Pavilion laptop yesterday and it works well, except the green backlight on it's keyboard that has stopped glowing. The model number of my laptop is 15-cb084no. ...
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My screen doesn't display anything, only the backlight works

I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this problem. I use an hp ProBook 4540s and I'm not quite sure why but whenever I restart the PC ( whether after a Windows update or perhaps after a ...
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HP laptop bootlooping

My laptop: HP STREAM with Windows 10 I was trying to free up space on the tiny 28GB C: drive and must have done something stupid. When powering up, the HP logo appears as usual, but then the screen ...
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Windows 10 Clean Install Failed and Stuck on a Boot Loop (No Administrator Account)

So, my son recently got a virus on my HP Windows 10 Home laptop. So what I did was backed up all the files that I need then I went into Settings -> Recovery -> Reset this PC -> Remove Everything and ...
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Laptop too slow even to boot

I have tried startup repair, taking too long(2 hrs and counting). Even safe mode isn't working(keeps showing 'loading files'). Is it because of some virus? What do you recommend i should do next?
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Why does my trackpad fire random clicks when I scroll with two fingers?

I have an HP Spectre 360 (model 13-4193nr) running Windows 10. I noticed that whenever I scroll using two fingers on the trackpad, it scrolls fine, but it also fires unexpected clicks (left clicks) ...
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Two-finger scroll triggers right-click [Synaptics, Windows 10]

Have an HP laptop 15-g088ca with touchpad running latest Synaptics driver 9.3.31.31 (8/16/2017). Two-finger scrolling and two-finger right-click both work, but when I do a fast two-finger scroll it ...
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Why is the performance of my HP laptop so poor even though a Lenovo with same specs performance better? [closed]

I recently purchased an HP, 15 ay516tx. Its specs are 1TB 5400rpm HDD, 4GB 2133MHz DDR4 RAM, AMD RADEON 330M, even though these specs are more than required to run a linux distribution it ...
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Bad connector on HP laptop screen: any way to fix?

For the past few months the right ~1/3 of my laptop (HP Envy 15-u011dx) screen is either black or has a bunch of colored vertical stripes on it: https://imgur.com/M7Mitg5 https://imgur.com/8SjTZao ...
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Should I replace my laptop display?

I have an HP laptop with a 1920x1080 display. Recently, it started having problems. The right side of the screen keeps getting messed up (see pic) and I have to move the screen back and forth to get ...
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Linux laptop external monitor

I have a Laptop HP branded. With i7 6700HQ and gtx 960m. I installed an external monitor. But my laptop didn't detect it. After that I installed Nvidia driver and my monitor was detected and output ...
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hp probook 6570b flashing capslock

I have a hp probook 6570b that I am trying to fix for a friend. When you turn it on the first thing it doses, is that the caps lock and scroll lock key flashes once and after that only the caps lock ...
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How to backup device drivers on windows 8 [duplicate]

I am formatting my windows 8 laptop and installing windows 10 (trial). To keep myself at safe side, I want to backup all the device drivers installed on my laptop. So, how can I backup device drivers ...
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is there a way to lock my pc completely for a specific time? [duplicate]

I use a HP Pavilion ab253cl laptop running windows 10 home. I am kind of addicted to the laptop and couldn't make productive use of my time. most of the time, i kill my time doiong random stuff on ...
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Unpredictable WHEA Black Screens

Over the last 4 months or so, I have repeatedly had issues with WHEA Error based black screen crashes. As far as customer support goes, I've been given a fair amount of run around between Microsoft ...
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built-in laptop webcam shows complete purple screen

My laptop is : HP EliteBook 8540w I'm now running on windows 10 --the same problem existed on windows 7--. My problem is that when I run my camera , it shows nothing but a purple noisy screen , at ...
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Windows 10 Stuck on “Restart” Screen

This morning when I woke up, I opened my new win10 laptop to find that it was stuck on the restart screen. I waited for an hour and a half, but it's still stuck. I left it on for the night (closed, in ...
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This screw and the two like it are the bane of my existence

My laptop has taken to, reportedly, shooting up to 96C (206F) when the cpu (integrated graphics) is put to any use. Idling, mild browsing and it remaina 40-60C. I've rolled back drivers, optimized ...
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HP G62 laptop shutdown issues

I have an older HP G62-a30SI laptop - i3cpu, 4gb low voltage Ram (but I have normal ram available as well) 500gb hdd, intel hd gpu, broadcom wifi realtek, up-to-date windows 10. I do not use it with ...
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Ext HDD = Frozen @ Splash Screen

I have an HP ProBook 4520s, and a non-bootable 3TB Seagate 3.5" USB external drive, externally powered, formatted NTFS on a single partition. The laptop freezes on the HP splash screen only when this ...
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Is there any tool to measure speed of laptop and test laptop hanging before and after adding 8GB RAM? [closed]

My hp laptop having core i3 plus 4GB of RAM hangs on running one chrome browser with some tabs plus visual studio 2015. I just upgrade my laptop from 4GB of RAM to 4+8 GB of RAM. Now I want to measure/...
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What is the PowerShell command equivalent to selecting “Sleep” from the Win7 menu?

What PS command(s) do I use to put my lappy to sleep like the description when I hover the mouse over the Windows menu "Sleep" option: Keeps your session in memory and puts the computer in a low-...
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HP Laptop Boot Issues

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop which has recently been taken apart to resolve overheating issues, new thermal paste was applied and everything seems fine. Now, when booting the laptop it refuse's to ...
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Why I can´t change the wifi card

I have an HP Mini 110 (netbook). It has Trisquel 7 installed, Ubuntu 14.04 based and 100% free software. The wifi card was not supported by it so I bought another one. But when turning it on, this ...
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Two monitor extended from laptop

I'm using an HP 440 G0 laptop which has one VGA port and one HDMI port. I have two monitors which both support VGA only, What I want to do is extend the laptops display to the two monitors, One with a ...
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Why is Trend Micro Maximum Security constantly read/write to disk in Windows 10

Trying to fix a laptop that recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1. Problem with the laptop is that if Windows 10 starts in normal mode, there is always constant disk IO activty, the mouse ...
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Can I clean up leaking LCD in cracked laptop screen?

My laptop screen has been cracked, and now there is a giant black and purple mark all over the screen. Is there any way for me to clean this up so that it does not obscure my view so much?
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Adjusting screen resolution without having video card drivers

My father has an old Windows XP computer. He asked me to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 8 since windows XP ended releasing updates. I installed Windows 8, and most of hardware got installed without ...
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0% available, Plugged in, not charging

I have been trying to fix it all morning. I did these so called "12 easy" steps, but it had no effect.... I also tried ATX resed, whatever that is. It was suggested in one of the answers in this site. ...
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HP Compaq only shows blinking underscore when booting

Every time I try to boot my laptop, it only shows a blinking "_", even if I try to boot from the windows 7 installation DVD. I think the pc doesn't have any OS installed. I have tried to install ...
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Windows 8 x64bit re-install unable to identify drives on HP Envy 4 1002tx

I have an HP Envy 1002tx ultrabook [Full Spec: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03342406 ] on which I used to have a Windows 8 x64 Pro dual booted ...
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BIOS corruption failure

I have an HP laptop g42-415dx and when i start it up the Caps lock light blinks twice and then I get a blank screen. The HP website states that 2 blinks means BIOS corruption. At the beginning it was ...
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HP DV4T-1200SE - Integrated webcam not detected by Windows 7 64bit

I have an HP Pavilion DV4T-1200SE laptop that originally came with Windows Vista x64. I've since installed Windows 7 x64, and while the laptop runs fine but I positively cannot get it to detect the ...
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Serial number not found, copy of Windows not genuine

I have an HP-G71-340US notebook that I purchased 11/29/09. When I power it up, a black screen comes on that shows "serial number not found" and it also says that my copy of Windows 7 Home Basic is ...
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Compaq nc4200 screen cutting out and keyboard lagging after dropping - could I repair this?

I have a HP Compaq nc4200 laptop. I got it from a family member who no longer needed it, who got it from a sale of old office equipment, so it's at the very least third-hand, and somewhat battered. ...
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White spot in the corner of the laptop when screen is turned off via software

So today I noticed a white spot (the shape kinda looks like water on a table). The funny thing is that it shows ONLY when the screen is turned off via software (fn keys) and during the change from a ...
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HP-G6-1117TX graphics issue with ubuntu 11.04 installation

i have laptop HP-G6-1117TX in which i have installed ubuntu 11.04 recently, the installation was fine with no error, wireless, display almost everything was fine for new install, i switched off the ...
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Using latest graphics drivers instead of OEM drivers

I've got a brand new HP Envy (ATI Radeon 6850m graphics) which is experiencing some stuttering and other problems in several games and would like to update the graphics drivers to hopefully fix this. ...
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Games can't be shown in full screen

My games can't view in full screen, What can I do? I have try to set full screen from the AMD VISION Control center but nothing has changed. I have HP 635
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Tone Controls not Working on HP HDX16

I have an HP HDX16 laptop; the tone control buttons at the top of the keyboard work, they change the volume and the indicator bar on the screen appears when you press them. But the speaker button ...
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Ctrl key combinations don't work on a hp 2510p

I have a tricky problem with my corporate Compaq hp 2510p, the ctrl key is not working properly at all times. I belive that it is hooked in some filter chain that processes certain ctrl+[key] ...
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HP ambient light sensor adjustment

I have an HP nc4400 running Windows 7 64 bit. If I have the ambient light sensor enabled, it works well, but, its slightly too dim. I can turn off the light sensor and turn up the brightness ...
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...