I found that my Probook 4540s sometimes cannot boot. I have to use the trick applied to 4530s: remove battery, press power button for 40s, put the adapter. Sometimes the trick works, sometimes it doesn't. Is this a bios issue? Any solution for this?
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Well did you try reseating the memory? Has the computer worked since you have upgraded the memory? Also are the memory chips the same speed? If your running two different speed chips it could cause this issue. ThanksSeanRead other 10 answers
We have a Probook 4540S laptop runnung Windows 7 64-bit. We encrypted the machine using the HP encryption software that came with the laptop. After less than a week of use the use is getting the error "Windows Boot Manager - Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause".I see the onscreen instructions to insert the Windows installation disk and run a repair. My question is, is this a valid suggestion to fix a laptop that has been encrypted, and if not is there a solution w/o having to reimage the machine?Read other answers
Dears,I replaced the Optical driver (DVD) with a second hard driver (SSD), but I cannot boot from it or even see this SSD in the Boot Options menu! Anyone can help me, please! Regards,Assem SA
Hi, You may want to try swapping the Primary HDD with the SSD, and place the HDD in the Optical drive slot.
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When I push the power button to my HP ProBook 4540s, it does not boot, but a few seconds later the fan turns on and the screen remains black. If there were any error messages, I can't see them. The only way to shut it back down is to press and hold the power button. Then I try to boot it agian. The computer will boot normally about 1 out of 35 or 40 attempts. Briefly removing the battery and placing it back does not help. I haven't made any changes to the computer. It is about 10 months old. Any ideas???
Hello MS, Question: Do any of the LED lights on the keyboard turn on when the computer doesn?t boot? Here?s an HP troubleshooting document for notebooks that won?t start, along with some info about LED error codes: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674 If that doesn?t help, it is probably a hardware issue. Since you've only had the notebook for 10 months it?s probably still under warranty. You can contact HP: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html Please let me know if any of these suggestions helped. If not, I will try to investigate further. TobindoHP RepresentativeRead other 6 answers
Attempted to up-date to Windows 10. Couldn't do it. Microsoft (MS) Tech tried to do it and couldn't do it. It seems there are some security tools that must be removed as they are incompatable with Windows 10. MS tried to remove and couldn't do it. He said they were on the mother board and when he tried to remove them they just kept coming back so once again he couldn't do it. He said contact HP and they could do it. Unable to find anybody at HP that can do it. As you can see nobody can do it so I guess it just cannot be done. That is unless some fine person out there has discovered a way to do it. If thats the case please tell me ho wo do it.Read other answers
i just bought a probook 4540s from my local school because they where getting rid of there old computers and it wont let me even get past the administrator login so i can change the settings and there is no f11 option. please help me figure out how to get it taken care of because im planning on giving it to my sister as soon as i can get it back to factory settings.Read other answers
Good day my Hp pro book 4540s is faulty and i didnt find it fixed yet..so you guys should help me out with ideas or what to do.i bought a new battary and plug it in but the will be seeing it charging and when i unplug it ithe system short down..so i will need to use charge stairght from the socket before the system can on back..so whats the solution?Read other answers
Hi, I ve been using a Probook 4540s from the year 2013. Today while I was reading a book (offline) my display stated to give some unclear pictures. Pictures were moving up and down and gave overlapped scences. Please refer the attached GIF or click here to understand the scenario (Link to GIF https://giphy.com/gifs/QzGO4cPW76wUM ) I updated the Intel Video Driver also but it could not solve the issue. Then I restarted the computer. During the boot process I realized it is not a software issue as the dispaly was acting the same. I feel this is like a hardware issue in the display or the ribbon cable.Please look at this and help me solve the case. Highly appreciate your coordiantion on this. Thanks,Isuru Reference ImageRead other answers
HiI tried to update to W10 and failed with OXC 1900200 which suggests a compatibility issue. It is unclear on the HP website if this model supports W10 - HP has not tested your PC model for upgrade to Windows 10.If your Windows 7 or 8 PC was manufactured before August 2013 or is running Windows XP or Windows Vista, HP cannot confirm it can be upgraded to Windows 10. Can anybody offer an advice if the 4540S supports the W10 upgrade and if so any advice on what may be causing the error. ThanksJohnRead other answers
I have a new ProBook 4540s notebook that I shut down over the weekend. I am not sure if I put it into hibernate, sleep, or what as I am still getting use to it. When I tried to turn it on (not plugged in) I got nothing. So I plugged in the power cord and hit the power button again. All it did was the LED above the cord plug blinked about 8 times and nothing else. I let it "charge" overnight and tried again in the morning. Nothing but a blinking LED. I Googled the problem and it said to take the battery out, unplug, and hold the power button down for 20 seconds. I plugged it back in but left the battery out, and still the same thing - flashing LED. HELP! Thanks.
Hey SBProBook,Do any other LEDs blink? Take a look at this document and let us know if you see any matches to these patterns:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01443366
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Hello! My ProBook 4540s was working fine until a half hour ago, when I unplugged it to move it and then attempted to plug it back in, and it stopped charging. When plugging in the power cord (that came with the ProBook when I bought it around 18 months ago), the light above the power jack (and no other lights) flashes white 9 times. I've tried following this fix I found on Google: 1. Turn off the notebook2. remove the battery3. remove the charging adapter4. press + hold the power button for 40 seconds5. insert the charging adaptor only6. press the power button and it supposedly continues but I get stuck at this point, because even plugged in, my ProBook won't start up without the battery in also. Is this a know problem/is there a fix for this?
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Hi everyone!HDD on my notebook died so I want to buy SDD for it but I have no idea which are compatible with Probook 4540s. How do I know an SDD is compatible with my notebook?Ty
HI. These SSDs would be compatible: -Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD-Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB-Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB-1 TB Samsung 850 Evo-SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-Samsung 840 Evo 250 GB-Crucial MX300 525GB-Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB-1 TB mushkin Reactor HP - Compaq> 4540s ProBook https://www.kingston.com/es/memory/search?devicetype=3&mfr=HEW&line=ProBook&model=77881 Regards.Read other 1 answers
Hi I have Probook 4540s with Mediatek Ralink RT3290 with version 220.127.116.11. Do you have some new version which will work better with this? WiFi is sometimes disconnecting with red x especially after sleep I have to reboot. Thank you.
Hi: Yes, there is a 18.104.22.168... Released: Nov 4, 2014Version 22.214.171.124 Rev.B This package contains the driver installation package for the MediaTek (Ralink) Wireless LAN (WLAN) Controller in the supported notebook models that are running the supported operating systems. File name: sp69543.exeRead other 1 answers
Hey there, my HP ProBook 4540s (serial number: 2CE481QVL) has failed to charge battery. It indicates "plug in, charging" but the battery is actually not increasing from 14% for a whole day. My DVD drive has also failed to read DVDs. Whenever I insert a DVD it prompts me: D:\ directory name is invalid. Please help me out. ThanksRead other answers
does probook 4540s have internal compass ? if so, how do i active it ? thank you
@wp51dos? Using GPS (select models only) Your computer may be equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device. GPS satellitesdeliver location, speed, and direction information to GPS-equipped systems.For more information, see the HP GPS and Location software Help. Look for one of these 2 devices in Device Manager under Network Adaptors. ? Sierra MC8355 HSPA/CDMA with GPS? Ericsson 5321 HSPA+ with GPS REORead other 3 answers
I have three probook 4540s laptops. do they support uefi boot ? thank you
Hi, I have a Probook 4540s and it has UEFI functionality.Bios version F.60 I can choose in BIOS between 3 boot modes:LegacyUEFI Hybrid (With CSM)UEFI Native (Without CSM) I hope this answers your question.Read other 1 answers
So there is some speculation as to whether or not the HP ProBook 4540s can handle 16gb of ram. I recently purchased this laptop from tigerdirect.com -Windows 7 Pro64 bit-Core i5 2.6ghz -Came with 8gb (2x4GB Kingston) -Claims support on website for 16GB (2x8gb -AMD Radeon 7650M Is it possible to upgrade this particular model E3V00UT with 16GB of RAM with no performance degradation? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8437953 Please and thank you for responding and viewing.Best,-Robert
RNolan86 Yes you can upgrade to 16 MB Please install teh correct Memoryhttp://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/HP+Business+Notebooks/ProBook+4540s-upgrades.html Manual for replacement Page 64 http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03758231-1.pdfRead other 4 answers
Hi there! Let me know what RTC (or BIOS, CMOS) battery is used in HP Probook 4540s? Your service guide doesn't tell it.My notebook is at least 3 years, I don't have any problems at the moment - but it would be good to know when should I replace it? Thank you
@Renoise Hp part number 683502-001 Your manual here. http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03758231.pdf http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS5&_nkw=683502-00... REORead other 5 answers
My laptop is running Windows 10 64-bit.
For the past few weeks my laptop has been turning off unexpectedly.
I've tried with battery only. With battery and power cable and with battery removed and only power cable.
I am using the machine normally and then screen just goes black and power offs - no restart, no hibernation, no shut down. Just instantaneously off.
It's not overheating. Could it be a fan issue?
I don't know - but it's getting quite irritating as I often have many apps open and many files open on each app and takes me 30 mins to get back to where I left off.
Is this the same problem as the thread you have posted or is it a different one.
the touchpad of my 4540s i5 freezes after some time of working.this happens from time to time.i unstalled Synaptics TouchPad Driver and restalled but probles is the same.OS windows 8(64bit)
I understand that your touchpad will freeze.
Do a hard reset.
Turn the computer off.
Remove the power cable and the battery.
Hold down the power button for 15 sec while booth power sources are removed.
This should reset the hardware in the computer.
As you power it back on tap the F2 key. This will load hardware diagnostics.
Run the startup test.
This will test all the hardware in the system and detect any problems.
If the entire test passes, turn off the computer.
As you turn it back on tap the F10 key. This will load BIOS setup utility.
Press F9 to load defaults.
Press F10 to save and exit.
When the computer boots back up, check to see if everything is working.
Your computer is one of our business models.
Your question maybe better answered on our business forums.
Here is a link to the business forums.
Hlw sir i have hp probook 4540s laptop how to use fingerprint sensor
Hi and welcome to HP support forum!You have to download the program for fingerprint configuration first.You can find it in the driver downloads section of your product searching with your product id.Choose your operating system (preferably win8 or win 7)Download "HP ProtectTools security manager (international)" under Software Security section.Install and open it, follow instructions and you're done.Happy Eve!Read other 1 answers
I will buy a ProBook 4540s (Intel i5) very soon. At a lot of places on the Internet, it had been mentioned that it supports upto 8GB DDR3 RAM. But, on a details page at HP site, it had been mentioned as "16GB". So, I'm a bit confused here, though I guess that it might be 8GB. I want to know about this for sure. Thanks
Hi Please find the link given below might help you. Unit support 16GB Memory it has 2 slots Each slot can hold 8GB stick. HP ProBook 4540s Notebook PC - specificationsRead other 10 answers
Just got a new Probook 4540s and cannot get the on/off function of the touchpad to work. There is a small dot in the upper left corner of tochpad. User guide says to double tap it to turn on and off touchpad. Doesn't work. I then went to driver download and got the latest synaptics drivers. Still doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?
FIgured it out. I had disabled the "touch to click" function. After I enabled it the touchpad on/off button worked as it should.Read other 2 answers
Probook stated that there is no info on my Motherboard and i wont to upgrade it for video for gameing.could someone please help with this. thank youRead other answers
I know a most of driver Windows 8 can use in Windows 10 but I want to know driver for VGA HD7650M can work in Windows 10 ? And Fingerprint driver is support for Windows Hello ? Thanks
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Hi, I've got a secondhand Probook 4540s from a shop near me which sells used laptops. At the time i got it it came with Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Everything was working smoothly, then I started updating the graphics card drivers and other drivers in it (in hopes of improving perfomance) and it was around that time that windows started complaining that this version of windows is not genuine. (I think it was after i updated bios or something. or I used a non microsoft software to download microsoft updates because my microsoft update manager was not working) So to the problem at hand now. I want to format my pc and for that I need windows product key right? I cant find it! It is not in the back of my laptop, not under the battery (The battery is seemed to be replaced) and I did not get any installation media along with the laptop. Any idea how to get my windows product key? or do I even need one to install windows in this laptop (like win8)I dont think the people at the shop can help me on this. (Also, the Probook 4540s does ship with windows installed right?)
Hi, Please try use the following tool to find out: https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Right but only close because it can have one of the following options Preinstalled:Genuine Windows® 7 Professional Genuine Windows 7 Home PremiumGenuine Windows 7 Home BasicSUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11FreeDOSRegards,Read other 1 answers
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I have problem, Bios password forget.
Dear Customer, Welcome to HP Support Forum and we are glad to assist you. This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. Please have a look at this link. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility 2. Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KRead other 1 answers
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when i run NFS-Revels my graphics card can't work properly.it's run with Intel HD 4000.It don't run with my AMD RADEON driver.Inn some momments it stop to run.Even I can't play any games with high regulation.Please help me...
Hi SRSAKIB, I am sorry to hear that your Graphics card is not working properly on your HP ProBook 4540s Notebook PC. Your ProBook is a Business computer and you will get your the best answer on the commercial forum. You can post here at the HP Enterprise Business Community. In the meantime here is the HP ProBook 4540s Notebook PC that may have the information that you need. I hope this information helps. Take care and have a great day!Read other 3 answers
Hi, I have got HP probook 4540s notebook and I have recently installed ubuntu 16.04. Now I want to whether I can install drivers of HP on it which are available and if yes then how because I have downloaed the driver pack from website but dont know how to install them. Pls help me.
Luck_amit001 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! As far as I know, HP only supplies Windows drivers, not Linux. And since those are completely different OSs, you can not use Windows drivers in Linux. Also, for Linux support, since HP does not provide that, you would need to contact the appropriate Linux support form for the Distro that you are running. Here is the link for the Ubuntu Forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/Good LuckRead other 2 answers
Have had blue screen of death on several occasions. Then Event viewer said the critical event was as follows; Event ID: 41Task Category: (63)Level: CriticalKeywords: (70368744177664),(2)User: SYSTEM Then ran F2 disc scan and recieved the following:Failure ID: 0G8F2W-00089H-QFPK1A-61D903 What do do next?
Hi, According to the failure id. Your hard drive gone bad. Hard Disk 1 Full Test Failure. You need to call hp's hotlineHP SUPPORT: 1800 474 6836 and have the computer repaired. Good luck.
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Hi, I have a Probook 4540s and have recently upgraded it from 6 to 12 GB RAM. (the two RAM sticks have identical timing)Because of the degrade of performance after installing more than 8GB of RAM(as described in this topic http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/Performance-degrades-in-Probook-4540s-after-mem...),I had to us msconfig to set the memory limit to 12032 MB.However, windows now says that only 10.4 GB is usable. I really appreciate your help.Read other answers
Hi there, Is there any chance to reset the BIOS admin password? I wanted to check the wifi configuration in BIOS if enabled because I can't turn on the wifi with the button on laptop. I forgot the password. I try to removed the CMOS battery but it's not working. Is there any chance to reset or remove the password? or I should buy a new BIOS chip? here's the Screenshot: Thanks!Read other answers
Intel chipset drivers are not available for Windows 8 or 8.1 on hp.com (Intel ME drivers are available in their place, some kind of inside joke, I guess). Given HP's recent corporate reorganization, hp.com may never be updated. I think only an HP insider could answer these questions: 1) Did HP modify the Intel chipset drivers as OEMs often do or could I use ones from Intel? 2) Is there any difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 chipset drivers?Read other answers
Hello everyone, Specs: HP Probook 4540sWindows 7 Professional 64 bit8 gig ramIntel core i-5 3320Intel HD 4000 GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 7000 Switchable Graphics I have a serious problem with my HP Probook 4540s and I really need help. I am somewhat tech savvy but this one has me floored. So my brother recently installed a game on my computer and it completely crashed my system. Apparently I didn't install some important updates on my computer and the new graphics updates corrupted my system and I have received several blue screens before my system crashed completely. I reinstalled windows (fresh formatted copy), installed all upgrades, but as soon as I install Catalyst Control Center, my system crashes again. I installed the base graphics drivers for my Intel HD 4000, but Catalyst Control Center will crash my system. This is a switchable graphics system. Am I missing something here? I did a memory check, I did a full system diagnostic, and nothing. Please help. Thank you.Read other answers
I am using my HP ProBook for past 3 years. When i tried to access my laptop i'm getting this error message- "bootDevice not found(3F0)".But i have a pre installed OS on my harddrive. I read few solutions on the internet but it didn't help. When i tried to access my BIOS , it was asking for a password (Which i dont remember setting up one). Now , i dont know the BIOS password and i cant access my laptop. There are a lot of important stuffs in it. So i can't simply get a new harddrive. Please help! Thank you.Read other answers
I bought my laptop about two weeks ago. Then first, I installed Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I installed "HP Protect Tools" & could enroll all 20 fingers at once without any issue. Then recently, reinstalled the whole system with Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Then, installed Protect tools & could enroll my two thumbs. But I couldn't enroll any other finger. For each other finger, first two confirmtions work properly. But at third, it always fails. I cannot think that this is an issue related to how I sweep the fingers. Because, then how do every first two confirmations get passed?. Hope anyone will help me to sort this out.
OK.. I just sorted it out. I clear all fingerprints data & then, I could enroll all 20 fingers.Read other 8 answers
I'm having issue restoring my laptop to factory new. I do i have hp disk with the purchase with my laptop, however i have no idea how to restore the laptop to factory new with the disk.
Hi, I hope below link should help you. Please Back up all personal files and read all caution statements before performing a system recovery Performing an HP system recovery: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 Thanks,Karthik
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This is my 3rd day since i bought this new HP probook 4540s [Product No. B9A39PA#UUF] and i like it, i made a clean install for windows 7 ultimate x64 and i've just realised that the hp drivers support page dose not has any drivers for the ultimate version, so i downloaded the proffesional drivers, now i have all devices are installed except two devices named unknown device, please help me. The hardware Ids: 1- unknown device USB\VID_138A&PID_003D&REV_0104USB\VID_138A&PID_003D 2- unknown device ACPI\HPQ6000*HPQ6000
Hi, First, download and install the Chipset driver on the following link. Chipset Driver. After this installation has completed, restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, download and install the following. Validity Sensor Driver. HP 3D DriveGuard. Regards, DP-KRead other 10 answers
1. I installed reference amd ccc driver but there was no option to disable swichtable grapics.2. i installed amd ccc driver provided by hp. but there is no option too. how i can disable ??plz help me. ths for reading.Read other answers