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05-14-2012 10:53 AM
The hard drive in my DV6 reported an error through the SMART Drive testing. I made WIN7 OS recovery disks and a bootable DVD when I first purchased the notebook. I purchased and installed a new HDD. When I boot from the bootable disk, it prompts for a system recovery, asking for 'Language' and 'Keyboard', but the subsequent steps of recovering off the OS recovery disks doesn't get me any further to getting the primary and backup partitions set on the new drive. I am prompted to select individual drivers to reinstall, when in fact I want to install the entire OS.
Is there a step in the BIOS that I am missing for seating the HDD? It occurs to me that I need to transfer system files to the C: drive to make that a bootable partition, but it first needs to be recognized as being attached to the computer. The notebook only has one drive bay, so having the old HDD and the new connected is not a possibility.
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05-14-2012 11:01 AM
The hard drive should be plug and play. Sometimes the recovery disks just don't work the way you expected them to.
I have a workaround for you if you want:
If you can read the 25 character Microsoft windows 7 product key, you can download plain Windows 7 ISO files to burn to DVD's for the version of windows that came installed on your PC, and that is listed on the Microsoft COA sticker on your PC's case.
Burn the ISO using the Burn ISO option on your DVD burning program and burn at the slowest possible speed your program will allow. This will create a bootable DVD.
Use the 25 character product key on the PC to activate the installation.
The key will activate either a 32 or 64 bit installation.
Then go to the PC's support and driver page to install the drivers you need.
Link to the W7 ISO file downloads is below.
Now, instead of burning these to a DVD, use the Windows 7 USB flash drive installation tool available at the link below and follow the instructions on the page to install.
You will need a 4 GB flash drive or larger.
05-17-2012 09:31 PM
One quick additional question. While the OS naturally includes a speaker control (in the System Tray) the DV6 includes a supplementary touch-sensitive volume control above the keyboard. The touch-sensitive wireless wi-fi control functions fine, but the mute and volume slider do not seem to sense anything.
Is there a driver that I should look to also installing from the HP system backup disks I made previously, or is this a config change within the Win7 OS?
05-18-2012 04:59 AM
I'm thinking that may require the installation of the Quick Launch Buttons software.
Without having the full model # of your dv6, I can only guess on what version of the software you need.
If you see this software (Quick Launch or Quick Launch Buttons) on your notebook's support and driver page, use that download instead of what I posted below.
06-29-2012 01:27 PM
I am relatively new to this Nvidia & Intel Optimus
I am thinking of buying new DV6 HP (
Anyways, I have a bad experience with ATI & Intel
Can some one answer this few questions for me, tha
1. in the new DV6 HP, how well does Optimus work?
I hear some problems with Optimus randomly changin
2. Where do you "update Nvidia drivers"?
I went to the Nvida website and there was a notifi
3. Some other problems that you would like to shar
Thank you guys in advance. I hope that HP doesnt d
06-29-2012 02:23 PM
I am sorry I don not understand?
Can you see this posts I am making?
What do you mean by "copy & paste as new post"?
Do you mean ... I should make a new topic???
Sorry again I am new to this