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#57248 7-Feb-2010 13:50
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I recently did a clean install of windows 7 on an HP dv6700 Notebook.  The computer is actually working great and I'm not having any issues whatsoever.  However, I went to my BIOS out of curiosity to check it out and I cannot navigate in it at all.  The only option I see is a diagnostic test that I must have ran in June of 2009.  I'm not sure if it is a big deal, sort of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" thing, but I wonder if I'll run into issues down the road.  How important is the BIOS and should I try to fix it?

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  #296773 7-Feb-2010 14:57
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Perhaps this is one of the laptops that has the BIOS configuration all part of a windows utility and no longer an actual BIOS tool in it's own right?

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  #296919 7-Feb-2010 22:05
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Are you using a external USB keyboard? If so that may be your issue. Try using the laptop keyboard.







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  #296951 8-Feb-2010 06:43
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How do I know if this is this case? Can I manage the BIOS from the windows utility?



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  #296952 8-Feb-2010 06:44
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No, I'm using the laptop keyboard.

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  #296957 8-Feb-2010 07:44
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Perhaps try updating the BIOS. Most HP models have a utility to do the update from within Windows. Worth a shot?




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  #297276 9-Feb-2010 07:45
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I did find out the version of my BIOS (BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.33, 11/12/2007) I'm not sure if that helps. Like I said before, I'm not having any issues with my laptop (yet)Here's a snapshot of my system info if it helps.


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name JAWS-PC
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.33, 11/12/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
User Name JAWS-PC\JAWS
Time Zone US Mountain Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.99 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.44 GB
Total Virtual Memory 3.98 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.33 GB
Page File Space 1.99 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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  #297283 9-Feb-2010 08:15
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Can you check the sticker on the bottom of the notebook and give me the HP part number please? Will be something like"KN084EA".




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  #297296 9-Feb-2010 08:34
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  #297310 9-Feb-2010 09:18
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It appears that there is a newer BIOS update for your notebook but no installer for Windows 7 (latest is designed to be run on Vista). The risk is yours to take if you want to try to run the update with Windows 7. Maybe not worth the hassle, especially if it all goes bad! http://h10025.www1.hp....




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  #297333 9-Feb-2010 10:48
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Thanks. Maybe I'll wait for the windows 7 upgrade since my laptop is operating fine.

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