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HP omnibook problem

Q: HP omnibook problem

I'm working on an old HP omnibook xe2 that had been stored for a couple years. CMOS battery was dead, so no operating system. Have changed battery. Laptop will power up and checks drives, but will not boot from either floppy or CD-rom drive. Tried to access BIOS setup menu-computer says"entering setup" then stalls. Where do I go from here?

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A: HP omnibook problem

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I have a HP omnibook Xe2 laptop, yes it is old but it still has some kick to it. I originally replaced the fan because it became too noisy and made a pulsating sound after the laptop had been on enough time for the fan to kick on for a cooling cycle. I now have replaced the fan 3 times. In the beginning, the replacement fans work great, then they begin to make the same pulsating loud vibrating noise. The power cord of the fan is not a variable, it is out of the way. Any help would be great...

I had thought that maybe there is an electrical/power problem with the cord supplying the fan with power. Maybe there is too much power being sent to the fan and is frying the fan making it sound all loud and pulsate. But who knows...

A:fan problem on HP omnibook

What fans are you using? Are they the correct voltage? Are they good fans, i.e. ball bearing?

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I have an older HP OmniBook 2000CT with Windows 98 build 4.10.1998 with a Pentium I 133Mhz MMX processor and 32 Mb of RAM. When I insert a CD into the swappable Toshiba XM-2402B CD-ROM drive ("HP F1347A 10x CD-ROM Drive Module") nothing happens. The drive has power and reads the disk, and displays a list of files in windows explorer/my computer and I can browse through the folders. However, when I try to open/run a file, i cant. It either says "handle invalid" or a like message. If you have any idea of how to fix this or where to get a new drive, please tell me.

A:OmniBook CD-ROM Problem

What kind of files are you trying to run?

Can you open TXT files (like README.TXT)?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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I have a problem I really need help with.

I reloaded an Omnibook 800CT with the original restore disk. Everything
setup just fine.

When I installed a 3Com XJ4336 Modem, (voice) I got an extra 'other device'
in device manager. This 'other device' is a PCCard Services.

How do I get rid of this? Reinstalling the PCMCIA drivers does not help.

Any Suggestions?


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I just got this laptop yesterday and it was working fine. The specs are HP Omnibook 6000/P3 800 MHZ/128 RAM/20 GIG/8X DVD. Today the laptop works fine in the morning, but in the afternoon it starts freezing a lot. Then it keeps getting worse and worse. It froze when it was loading windows 2000. The worse is right now when I turn it on but nothing shows up on the screen. I think its the hard drive so I took out the hard drive and turned it on. With and without the hard drive, the laptop still turned on and nothing shows up on the screen so I think that the hard drive died or something. Also, when I took out the hard drive, I hear a loose piece inside when I shake the hard drive. I Don't know what exactly the problem is, so please tell me if its a software or hardware problem. Please tell me what I should do.

A:HP Omnibook 6000 Laptop Problem! Turns on... but nothing shows up on screen!

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My hp omnibook xt6200 screen is dead, image there but can't see it because (I assume) of backlight or inverter problem.

I would like to be able to download a service manual for hp omnibook xt6200 so I could diagnose problem and replace the backlight and/or inverter if necessary.

Anyone know where I can get download the service manual, or specific instructions I need for this model. HP site has other downloadable service manuals, but apparantly not one for the omnibook xt6200.

Thanks in advance for any help

A:need service manual for hp omnibook xt6200 -- for backlight or inverter problem

Go here and click the "Buy Now" button. I scrolled down and they do have the Omnibook XT6200. If this is what you need, $5.99 seems like a reasonable price.

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Hey Everybody.

I have an HP OMNIBOOK 4150B. I installed Win XP pro and it ran great. Fixed a bunch of things actually. I lost some minor functionality but that wasn't a big deal. The problem was that when I booted up the computer without it being plugged in(AC), it would freeze up after 30 seconds or so. So basically my laptop became a very portable desktop.

I reinstalled the recovery CD (win 98) and it solved the problem. However, I would really like to run XP with my OMNIBOOK....there must be a way to do it.

I was just wondering if anyone else was experiencing this problem or if anyone knew how to fix it.

Anyone know where to get all the drivers?

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I have an Hp Omnibook XE2 with only 5 GB of HDD and 64 Mb of RAM, Win 98 SE operating system. On my desktop I use Win XP Pro, and would like to move on to Win XP on my notebook too, preferably without buying a new notebook.

I intend to install maximum RAM (512 Mb) and a Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 HDD. Can anyone advise me if it is worth the effort to upgrade. I would only use Ms Office 2003 applications.

A:Upgrading Hp Omnibook XE2

I've run XP on sub 1Ghz computers before and although it is more stable, it will take a big preformance hit. Just before you dig into it, consider the cost. You can buy a new laptop from Wally World for under $500 when they are overstocked.

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The following concerns an HP Omnibook XE3 GF Notebook, running Windows
XP Pro.

Occasionally the screen blanks (completely black) as though the
machine were in standby mode. This may happen soon after booting or
after several hour's use. It may happen more than once on one day, or
maybe it doesn't happen for a couple of weeks.

After power-switch off, or hardware-reset, to shut down the machine,
the standby button re-boots it, but the display is _not_ restored.

However, the display _can_ be restored by: power-switch off, unplug
the power cord, remove the battery, wait a couple of minutes, replace
battery and power cord, press standby button to re-boot.

Having removed/replaced the battery, following a screen blank, Windows
insists on performing a consistency check on the FAT32 hard drive, at
next boot. The last time this happened two errors were found:

Windows will now check the disk.
Volume Serial Number is 2C77-3ED5
\WINDOWS\Prefetch\LOGONUI.EXE-0AF22957.pf first allocation unit is
not valid. The entry will be truncated.
\WINDOWS\Prefetch\NTOSBOOT-B00DFAAD.pf first allocation unit is
not valid. The entry will be truncated.
Convert lost chains to files (Y/N)? Yes
336 KB in 2 recovered files.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

If the screen did not blank, removing/replacing the battery doesn't
cause Windows to perform the hard drive check, at next boot.

I should be grateful for advice as to

why the screen blanks,

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A:Omnibook display, again

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I'm Upagainstthewal (one L). Huge problem. I'm locked out of my HP Omnibook 6000 by a BIOS Password that I didn't even set. I have no clue on what it is or how to retrieve it? Is there a bypass or master password for this. I know that the provider is Phoenix. Can anyone lend a hand in assisting me with this issue?

A:HP Omnibook locked out

Hi there,

Google 'CMOS password reset' take your pick. Have used one of these in the past, can't remember which, find one that suits. Often resets to no password...

hi from SA

PS failing that I have heard that taking the bios battery out for a few hours can reset to no password. either way double check whilst googling... plenty of similar events... good luck

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I have an HP OmniBook XE3 that has a BIOS password issue.

Windows Xp Home
Intel Celeron 1.2 GHz
256MB Ram

I wanted to go into my BIOS to disable my notebooks CD rom. I hit the F2 key and when it loads it asks for a password. I have tried to call the guy I bought it from to see if he knows what the password was and he tells me that he forgot what it was.

Does anyone know how to reset the bios password for an HP OmniBook Laptop? I have tried to enter a few of the “backdoor” password for the Phoenix BIOS. I have not found any useful information on what I can do to fix this issue and that is why I came here.

Anyone have any ideas?

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I have a Pavilion laptop that was sent in to HP to replace the motherboard. Now the Pavilion thinks it is an Omnibook, so the original Application & Recovery CD's will not work.

Has anyone experienced this?
Is there a way to force the computer to accept the original software? Or do I now need Ominbook sotware & how do I know for which model?

BTW, HP would not make good on it, even though they admitted they installed the wrong motherboard while the laptop was still under warranty. Their reply was that "it happens" and then they wouldn't discuss it any further.

I also have always had a problem with this laptop. When I boot it up, the screen will blank out every few minutes. I use the function key & F12 to switch it from the LCD to an external monitor & back again. That brings my screen back up, but it sometimes happens every few seconds and is a real PITA. Does anyone have an idea on the cause of this problem?

Thanks for any help you can provide!


A:Pavilion now an Omnibook

I don't think that I would accept this answer from HP. At the very least they should send you the right recovery discs. Keep asking for a supervisor until you find someone who agrees that it is their job to help you!

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i have an hp omnibook 6000, i updated the bios to 1.83 now i'm trying to install winxp,the problem is after booting from the xp cd, and after winxp loads all the drivers,when it gets to the blue screen window setup , the system hangs . also if i booted with win98 or me with cd-rom support also the system hangs

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Hello! I still have my Omnibook XE3 GC, and i am currently using it for my retro games! I would also like to use it  for some simple MS Office tasks, by dual booting WinXp(Currently using Win98SE). So i thought that an upgrade is needed to make my old dinosaur a bit faster! I already got my self two 256mb dimms of ram, and i want to also upgrade my CPU. It currently has a Pentium III 850Mhz. Does anyone know if the board is going to support any faster Pentium III's?They are pretty cheap. I found a tualatin PIII 1.067Ghz on ebay for about 3Euros.Thanks in advance!

A:Omnibook XE3 Upgrade?

The Manuals for that classic machine were long ago retired here. 512 megs of RAM is going to be light on XP. I do seem to recall that the XE3/Pavilion N5400 could accept up to a PIII Mobile up to about 1.3 ghz. 

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I have a Hp Omnibook 900 Laptop which has been formatted and windows xp pro installed.

the user would like to use the usb port i.e the usb mouse etc.

I have checked the device manager but cant find
Universal Serial Bus controllers.

I have checked the Hp drivers website but cant find any drivers for win xp. what should i do?


A:usb drivers for hp omnibook 900

First off, are they enabled in the BIOS?

That's a pretty old machine, HP may not offer XP drivers for it. Perhaps you'd be better off running the version of Windows it came with.

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I am trying to upgrade my omnibook 4100 notebook from the original 4 Gb to a 10 Gb .i have done an image onto the 10 Gb , but it will not boot . any ideas ?

A:Omnibook 4100 HDD

Obviously the imaging did not work
You will need to Repair your Windows

Microsoft's Windows XP Professional Repair Install step by step

Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step

Vista Repair:

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My laptop

About a month ago I got my first laptop. It is an HP OmniBook 4150 (128 MB of RAM, 300 MHz, 6 gig hard drive). It's by far not the most powerful or recent laptop available <grin> but it gets the job done. It's run Windows NT 4.0 (Workstation), Windows 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP all on it successfully without any problems. Last night I formatted and did a fresh install of Windows XP Home Edition (I have Pro also but chose to use Home on it). In the past I had WinXP Pro on it and it worked fine also. I recently used the laptop to do my Windows 9x/ME Tweak Guide ( http://members.fortunecity.com/computingx ). Windows XP Home Edition is on it now as I said, and running quite well. It is slightly sluggish at times, but not that bad. It runs very stable and reliably. I am impressed despite the slight performance barriers, but it isn't bothersome. It runs everything I throw at it just fine, even some games I've tried. It's really nice to be able to have the portability if I want/need it. And besides, laptops are just sexy, somehow. :grinthumb

A:My Laptop (HP OmniBook 4150)

If you want to get rid of that sluggishness that you speak of, put another 128mb of memory in it. WinXP requires 128mb and recommends 256mb. That will help out alot.

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I ran MalwareByte and it detected no virus even though I"m getting blocked on some sites. I have HP Omnibook 900 with a hard drive only, no A or CD drive. I've downloaded KillDisk to reformat hard drive, it needs to run in pure Dos mode. My USB drive is B (with KillDisk installed), and my hard drive is drive C. I've edited msconfig to run in safe mode. When I run KillDisk in command prompt, it prompt that I have to close Windows. What am I missing?

A:KillDisk reformat HP Omnibook 900

Safe Mode is still Windows...you need to boot into DOS.

Any particular site or sites that you are being blocked from? Have you tried different browsers? Have you disabled any software firewalls?

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The following concerns an HP Omnibook XE3 GF Notebook, running Windows XP Pro.

When the CD/DVD drive is _not_ in use, its status-light flashes at intervals of approximately 1 second, throughout the time that the machine is powered-on.

The status-light in question is mounted on the switchboard PCA, immediatedly behind the keyboard, not the one mounted on the drawer of the drive, which remains unlit.

It seems that the OS is continuously polling the CD/DVD drive. Is this normal? Is it possible to turn it off?


A:hp omnibook cd/dvd status-light

Does this only happen when there's a disc in the drive?

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Hey guys,

I have an old school HP OmbiBook XE3 laptop. My dad recently upped the RAM and was reinstalling windows and by mistake he took out the CD in the middle of the installation. Now the computer wont boot up, even using the system recovery CDs. Also when I open the laptop, some weird characters come up (picture attached).

So any ideas as to what I can do to fix this?


A:HP omnibook XE3 wont boot

Now the computer wont boot up, even using the system recovery CDs. Also when I open the laptop, some weird characters come up (picture attached).If the laptop will not boot, how does the monitor present the info posted?What happens when you try to boot from the recovery disk(s)? Any error messages? Blinking cursors? Restarts?

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I have a dump here from the 24c16 for my hp omnibook xe3

can any 1 decode the password for me. I have tried ibm pass 2.1 with no luck.


A:HP omnibook xe3 bios password help

remove baterry cmos batery and hdd wait 3,5m and boot only whit ac adapter

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I need to get the cover off to repair/replace the power jack. Are there hidden screws or other tricks?

A:hp omnibook XE2 cover removal


Welcome to the Forum.

This would be worth $10:


and this might work out for free:


I've had my HP ZT1170 apart a couple of times. Apparently for the same reason as you...broken power plug.

The first time it was split and loose from the board but still intact electrically. I repaired it with JB Weld epoxy.

The next time the solder joint broke. I repaired it with a needle point low wattage iron. I would call it a poor design for a potentially stressed connection...I use it on my Lap not on a desk.

Each time it was like the first...where is that hidden screw? Their engineers have a warped sense of humor.

Also, I noted that the machine was available used for about $700. The MOBO replacement part is $470. Capitalism Lives!!!

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Hi all

My friend lend me his laptop, and I played with bios, and after reboot laptop request password. I was trying possible password what I set up. But I do not have correct password. My model is HP omnibook900 and HASHCODE is 01224


A:/lent laptop/ Omnibook 900 please help

Don't ever play with the bios again :rolleyes: especially on someone else's computer

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Hi everyone,

I was trying to delete my HP Omnibook XE3 BIOS password by changing it to blank (using<ENTER>), and I was locked. I tried the old password, <ENTER> and all the keys around <ENTER> key, but no success.

I am not expert with jumper and BIOS battery manipulation. The laptop is old and it does not worth spending money to fix it.

Would any one kindly help me with this problem? I found in this forum that some guys can help with a password that can unlock it. I got the hash code and it is 13053.

Please help me if you can.

Thanks in advance!

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I have recently purchased an external CD burner drive and wish to connect it to a P3 700/256 mb/USB with an internal floppy.. the drive came with drive cds but no floppy to install driver.. can this be done

A:HP Omnibook/External CD Burner

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I greet, I am user HP XE3 GC and looking for of drivers to sound cards as well as network cards under windows xp.
I greet warmly
Robert Kosar

A:HP Omnibook XE3 GC driver windows xp

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a friend gave me his laptop. when i start it the hp invent logo comes up and then it goes to the screen where you can start it in safe mode, normal....etc. i have tried all these options and have even hit f10 and tried all those options. i have also tried booting with the xp disc and that does not work either, just seems like it is not even reading the disc. nothing is working. is the computer shot or is it fixable.

A:hp omnibook xe3 continuous rebbot

Hello, and Welcome
Press F8 and select "Disable Automatic Restart on System Error" Does it throw a blue screen stop code"?

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I need to enter the bios of an old omnibook XE3.The hash code is 06653

A:HP Omnibook XE3 hash code

Hi, Enter:     dack                    or              wfhwfkl Regards, DP-K

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a friend of mine give me an LAPTOP HP OMNIBOOK 900 but the hard drive was Out.I bought a new one and install windows XP on.But i can't use it because there's a BIOS Password that i don'tKnoW.
How can i reset this Password (On this computer, there is no CD, no Diskette).

Can anyone help me ? thanks a lot

A:Bios Password Hp Omnibook 900

I Found EEPROM 28SF040 120-4C-NH, I think password is store inside.Can you tell me how reset ?

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I tried swapping in a known-good mouse and this failed to resolve the problem. I entered BIOS setup and ensured that both the touchpad and PS2 mouse were configured to work. I uninstalled the mouse drivers and rebooted so Windows2000 would detect and install the mouse. After Windows had installed the Mouse it functioned fine however when logged out and then back in the mouse failed to work again. I flashed the BIOS on the laptop with the latest version (downloaded from HPs Omnibook support site). I installed Windows 2000 SP2. I then removed the mouse drivers again and rebooted. As of this time the issue remains unresolved. The PS2 mouse will not function. The laptop is otherwise funtional, however, and the user can navigate using the touchpad, keyboard, and pointing stick. Incidentally....Event viewer shows no errors....

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

A:Omnibook 6000 PS2 Mouse nonfunctional

Are you using a Synaptec's (sp?) Touchpad (which my lappy has)? If so, you should be able to go into control panel - mouse, and there should be some settings (over and above the default windows mouse settings if you have the synaptec drivers) to have the ps2 mouse enabled as well as the touchpad. You may also want to check out device manager and ensure that there's no conflicts between user input devices.

If you aren't using a Synaptec touchpad.. then ugh.. you may need to contact your laptop manufacturer for assistance.

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J have got a problem with my Hp omnibook 6000

My hash code is 08958 - could you give me password?

Please help me R E M Z I B I

Many thanks

A:HP omnibook 6000 HASH CODE

Read this:

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Hitting delete during boot up does not work like most computers.

A:How do I get into my Laptop bios? HP OMNIBOOK 4100

Also try 'Tab' or 'Esc'.

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Hello everyone!I got this oldie HP OMNIBOOK 6000 from the friend of mine, yet I got 2.5 inch IDE notebook drive in addition.Now I want to replace FDD in 6000's module bay with F2018B caddy  module (http://www.hp.com/ecomcat/hpcatalog/specs/F2018B.htm) to insert that 2.5 inch HDD as 2nd drive. Please tell me where I can get F2018B caddy itself (w/o HDD inside, of course) - and buy it ?Only caddy is needed (IDE port inside, not SATA), again. Thanks in advance!  

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Hey everyone, I have a friend with a hp omnibook 7100 that was handed down by some far off relative. It's a p2 266 mhz, 256 mb sdram, I don't know the mb specs, anyway it was running win xp fine and then one day it just booted to advanced startup options and hangs there, never responding to any of the options. Since he didn't have much on his hd I decided to do a clean install from the cdrom but after setup copies the files and restarts to begin the installation and right where it says "starting windows" it just hangs there without continuing the installation. I rewrote the mbr and bootsector from recovery console but still nothing. I also reformatted and tried win2000 pro but same thing happens. I noticed the bootup password in the bios is set to enabled but I'm not allowed the option of changing it. Not sure if that has anything to do with the startup problems. Thanks for any help.

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Need omnibook 6000 bios password.....the hash code is 03312.
I been searching all over the web.

Thanks to all out there!

A:Need HP omnibook 6000 bios password

wrong forum.

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i would be gratefull if somebody can give me the bios password .
My hascode is 00589

thnx in advance.

A:Hp Omnibook Xe4500 Bios Pass?

Please try
Clear CMOS

This will need to be run from a startup floppy or boot Cd
It will clear out the cmos fully (and hopefully your password)

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Hi All,

I have an HP OmniBook XE3 with 256MB of ram a 1GHz Celeron Processor running Windows Xp Home.

Everything was working ok on it until today.

This laptop will not allow me to:

Boot using a floppy disc
Boot into safe mode.
Boot from CD.
Change the boot order.
Enter BIOS Set-Up

It has been working fine until today. When the system begins to boot I can hear the CD start to spin then quit. I have tried to change the boot order by hitting ESC button with no luck it looks like it is showing POST test with “ATA CDmrom SCRm2t2’’’’’’’) as the last item in the list. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup all I see is “Entering SETUP….” And it never loads past that.

Any ideas on what to do?

A:Solved: Ho OmniBook Boot Issues

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Would somebody please help to convet the BIOS hashcode 13360 for the HP Omnibook 510? Please email me at [email protected] I will very much appreciate it.

A:HP Omnibook BIOS Hashcode Converter

An algorithm for Omnibook hashcode converter is also good enough. Please!

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My daughter's friend in her classroom enabled the pass on her laptop as a joke. Now the joke is not so funny since she can no longer access any information off of the laptop. Can anyone help me in resetting the Master Password. The Laptop is an Omnibook 4150. I managed to get the hashcode which is "15043". Hopefully someone can help me out.

Than You

A:HP OmniBook 4150 Can anyone help me to reset the Password

Why not just ask her classmate what the password is? Is this the password at the initial startup (BIOS) or password at the login prompt?

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hell-o to all as i am new here. i have a hp omnibook 6000 laptop with windows xp pro installed pentium III 1 ghz/30 gig hd/512 mem/dvd-rom. i want to add a dvd burner to it but cannot find an internal that will work (tried nec 6650 daul format/daul layer but it did not match connector location)so i am thinking about a external drive such as the plextor px-716uf with firewire/usb connections to use with this laptop to burn photos and move vhs home movies to dvd. so i need any info as to will this drive work on this laptop and thanks for any and all help

A:hp omnibook 6000 external dvd burner question

In my experience, anything you plug into the usb port will work.

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I hooked up my HP Omnibook laptop to a new Acer 22" LCD monitor a couple of days back, and got the BSOD. With some searching, however, i was able to find enough info here on TechSpot to get the laptop back up and running.

Some additional information:

The laptop is Y2K vintage.

Windows XP Pro is the OS.

Any additional info I should add?

So what are the most likely causes of the OS crash? I can sort thru a Workstation PC fairly well, but I'm kinda lost with this little laptop.



A:My HP Omnibook laptop will not run Acer 22" LCD monitor

The video refresh rate of the laptop may not be correct for the ACER 22"

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OK, I was told to run dds.scr and gmer.exe. Here are the results.
I've attached ark.zip and attach.zip

I bought a laptop of ebay, at first I could access the internet OK by installing Mozilla firefox and Proxim wifi card, then 2 weeks later, I had problems. I think the previous owner sold it because he could not fix the virus problem. I did install and delete Comodo Firewall (browsing was so slow after Comodo install), then install FireZone alarm. This is HP Omnibook 900, no CD drive, no floppy drive. Windows XP Home, File system is FAT32, so every user account is an administrator.
I could get into yahoo.com, but when I click on a link, it open yahoo.com/8 inches of garbled text and displayed no page found. Same thing with gmail, cnn. I could get into the main page and then anything after that, link would be "page not found" error. I could get into ebay OK at first, but not anymore. If I delete all browsing history and type yahoo, it will find yahoo again, but it will display the same error when I click on a link. Spybot program cannot load and Malwarebytes full scan stated no virus found. I mainly surf and update websites, and I"m using the library computer right now. What to do?

This is the DDS.txt content

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - FAT32x86
Run by Joe at 18:42:01.84 on Mon 09/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.191.55 [GMT -6:00]

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A:Virus block access to internet - HP omnibook

Bumped topic, can somebody take a look at the log and tell me what to do next. Thanks

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Anyone know where I can download a service manual for hp xt56200 or at least info on troubleshooting display and replacing if necessary backlight or inverter

A:need service manual for hp omnibook xt6200 --download?


Can't find any free ones

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I have formatted the HDD of my HP Omnibook 4150 laptop and tried installing Windows Me and XP on it. It has enough memory to cope with this. The installation pauses very early in the process and doesn't move on.

I have put the HDD in another laptop and installed XP on to it. When I return the HDD to the Omnibook I get the message NTLDR is Missing.

I've created a partition for hibernation using Phdisk.exe.

Any ideas greatly received.


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Please help me on how to adjust brightness of hp omnibook vt6200 display screen. I have a big problem.

Will be very gratefull if you assist

A:How to adjust brightness of HP Omnibook vt6200 display screen

If you have a brightness problem on this laptop, you may have to take it in for service. What operating system (version of Windows) are you running? Have you tried using the Fn key and the "sun" image keys on the top row of the keyboard?

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