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Are you allowing the computer to boot the cd or are you pressing a button? If your pressing the button then allow the computer to read it when you boot and try running that. If that doesnt work, go into the BIOS and change the settings to boot off the CD instead of the harddrive.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jan 18, 2010

Yeah--I've seen that before and perhaps you can check it out by unplugging all USB devices and restarting the computer. If you still get that message, go into your control panel and under device manager remove all the USB devices. Restart the computer and let it find the devices again. If the problem persists, you have a motherboard issue. Might be OK, but if you can isolate the particular hub that is giving you the problem, avoid using it.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010

sounds like you have something stuck on your touchpad controller.

You could plug in an external mouse and try to shut off your touchpad while putting pressure on the case long enough to get to mouse file in your control panel folder.

You will probably have to take the cover off and look for stuck switches or maybe something spilled on the touchpad itself that is gumming things up.

good luck and be careful.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jan 15, 2010

One option is to disable the message from appearing.
Here are the steps:
Go to the Device manager, expand Universal Serial Bus controllers, right click any of the Host controllers, click properties, go to the Advanced Tab, Check "Don't Tell me about USB errors" OK...

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

simple.allow someone to dismantle everything for you( a specialist or a pc technician will do)check the cpu, fans and heatsink,clean them and apply thermal compound.assemble all the parts together after cleaning then reboot.problem solved!if it doesnt work,check the laptop battery,power supply as well as the hard drive,that might be the bottleneck of that problem.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009

Power drain would be a better solution in this case.
1.first shut down the comp
2.unplug the charger
3. remove the battery
and after press and hold the power button for 60 seconds without any charger and the battery.After the 60 seconds replug the battery and the charger and turn the computer

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Dec 06, 2009

This message will come up if you plug in too many USB items that need higher power, such as a laptop cooling pad, and a external hard drive, for example.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Nov 23, 2009

Unfortunately that model does not have a removable optical drive.


It mentions the fixed optical drive at the bottom under cons.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Nov 19, 2009

Hello there
i found the manual for this laptop and it i did a search on the net and everythng that i found is telling me that if you do not have or forgot either your user password or the power on password you are supposed to contact the computer manufacture technical support for password reset instructions
But if you boot into bios you should be able to either disable the password section totally
or simply erase the existing password and if you want to create a new one it will give you the option for this you dont have to enter anything just hit the next or continue and confirm this and than save and reboot the machine ok?
I hope that this is very helpful for you
Best regards Michael

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Nov 17, 2009

Check that you do not have a key sticking on the keyboard and that the right mouse button is not stuckor defective. If not then reinstall the mouse driver and if possible try another mouse as it could have a cable fault.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009

If your laptop is new and you have never taken a backup disc, you may receive this alert. The backup disc is to help at times when your hard disk crashes and the recovery partition gets destroyed, you can safely reinstall from the Factory backup disc. And BIOS has no link with this issue. You need not update the BIOS.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009

in the setup utility, make sure the boot sequence is set to check the cd drive and then the hard drive in that order. hit f10 to save your settings and reboot. if your hd section is grayed out, then the system isn't seeing the hdd and it's probably bad.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Oct 03, 2009

Do the fans come on when it get hot?check the air vents if they are blocked.Use air duster to clear the vents if they are blocked.
good luck

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Sep 11, 2009

To check if problem is with the hardware, restart your laptop and keep pressing f2 key - this will let you to go into the bios. in case you see the lines in the bios - it is hardware problem and you would need to service your hp. it it is out of warranty - try and fix it yourself. disassembke that and refit display connection cable. this will fix the problem. if not - graphics card fault and you need to change mainboard. which is costly. if that will be beyound economical repair - just sell it on e-bay, you can get good price even for faulty stuff.\thanx

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Sep 06, 2009

check all of your usb ports to make sure none of the contacts are touching each other and none have broken

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Aug 12, 2009

Sounds like the computer is set on a powersaving plan, go to the control panel and select power options, in that window check to see if the display is set to go off after a certain length of time and check that the hard drive is not set to go off after 30 minutes.
If they are set to power down after 30 minutes or so set them to NEVER go off, click apply and then OK and wait and see if it does it again.
If it does please post back.

Good luck.

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Aug 03, 2009

You most probably have a loose connection on one of the ribbon connectors inside, or one of the chips is not seated correctly

HP Compaq nc6120... | Answered on Jul 30, 2009

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