Problem with new Vista installation

rosemaryheller1

New Member
I recently replaced the hard drive in my HP dv9000 laptop and had to buy a recovery disc from HP. I installed the new hard drive and then ran the System Recovery DVD. Windows is now in the computer but it does not operate properly. The screen resolution is too large and the system shuts down after appx. 3 to 5 minutes. It then restarts repeatedly. In addition, the wireless has been disabled. I have attempted to restart in safe mode, but that didn't help either. Any suggestions?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv9000z entertainment notebook

americancritic

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hello

Can you tell me what you did and how you installed the recovery disk's...
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    a6530f Desktop
    CPU
    HP-PAVILION
    Motherboard
    M2N68-LA (Narra3)
    Memory
    8 Gigs of Ram/DDR2 PC2-6400 MB/sec
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Intergrated Realtex ALC888S Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG W40 series widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 X 900
    Hard Drives
    1 640 GB Sata transfer rating: 3.0 Gb/sec speed: 7200 RPM
    PSU
    300W
    Case
    Mid-Size ATX
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
    Keyboard
    HP Multimedia Keyboard
    Other Info
    Processor: AMD Phenom X3 8450 Operating speed: Up to 2.1 GHz, Number of cores: 3, Socket: AM2+, Bus speed: 3600 MHz HT3 (clocked down to 2000 MHz)

    Modem: 56K WinModem/

    Supermulti: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X Ram (+/-)R DL Lightscribe SATA Drive

    Menory Card Reader: 15-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader

    Media Drive

MilesAhead

Eclectician
Vista Guru
Gold Member
You can get great HP specific advice here:

HP Business Support Center

Note that even though it says "business support" that just means people bought "business class" PCs. It's volunteers same as here. Not paid support.

You have to register but it's worth the time. The accept a hotmail address as valid email to sign up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9515y
    CPU
    Phenom X4 9850
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Some Radeon Cheapie with 512 MB Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    CRT
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    750 GB SATA 3G
    2 SIIG Superspeed docks w/WD Caviar Black Sata II or III

rosemaryheller1

New Member
Regarding installing the Recovery disk...I made sure that the computer would boot from the DVD drive. The DVD booted and asked if I wanted to proceed to restore the computer to its original software configuartion. I agreed to proceed. After the computer had loaded the DVD I was asked if I had any add'l DVDs to load. I did not. The computer then began loading software. That took about an hour or more with the computer stopping and restarting periodically. When Windows was loaded, I was able to turn the computer on and Vista was loaded. I was able to identify the wireless network and check out some of the loaded software ( none of which I use ) Windows shut the computer down after about 3 minutes and restarted again. It did this continually, until I actually manually shut the computer down. It continues to do this now. I have started the computer in "safe mode" with no shut down problems. And, now I am doing a comprehensive hard disk check to rule out a hard disk problem.
Not sure how to proceed from here. The disk that I was sent was a recovery disk. Perhaps, I should try to install a full version of Vista. Or, can I install a version of XP that I have and dispense with Vista entirely?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv9000z entertainment notebook

1994F7PT

Member
a recovery disc will not re-install a version of an o/s completely, you need a fully fledged vista install disc to install a complete version of vista onto the new hard-drive
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Fujitsu Siemens
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Due T7250 2.0GHz
    Motherboard
    Amilo xi2528
    Memory
    2Gb DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 8600M GS
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" TFT

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
If Vista came preinstalled contact your computer manufacturer. Indicate that you want an install DVD. They will give it to you for cost, approximately $25.00.
Wish you luck.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

rosemaryheller1

New Member
Thanks for your reply. I told the parts guy at HP that I had to reinstall windows on a new hard drive and he sent me a System Recovery DVD. Hope that they make good on it !! I suppose that since there is nothing on the system, that this recovery DVD is useless. Another thought, would I be able to eliminate vista all together and install windows 7 instead?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv9000z entertainment notebook

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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