HP Accelerometer is a software component for HP 3D Drive Guard. This software has been developed explicitly by HP, and it uses its sensor function to prevent the hard drive from corruption or malfunction. When the accelerometer anticipates any shocks or sudden movement, it stops the hard disk drive. HP Accelerometer always runs in the background and works very efficiently. However, Windows 10 users are facing a significant issue with HP Accelerometer. As a result of which, neither the accelerometer nor the device is functioning correctly. If you are facing any problem from the HP Accelerometer, then do not worry as it is only a minor issue. Here are some quick fixes for it.
- Update your Windows
- Reinstall the drive
- Reduce your storage and use an anti-virus program
- Fix DII files
FIX HP Accelerometer Errors [Windows 10 / Windows 7]
Fix 1: Update Windows
Lack of latest security patches may lead to issues in the software. This happens because different drivers have a different compatibility. So whenever a new update is released, but the driver update isn’t released, then compatibility issues happen. As a result of which, the driver’s stop working correctly. So the best to fix it is to update every single software on your system. But if you can’t do that, then do this instead.
So, open settings, click on update and security and click on check updates. The Windows will automatically search for the latest security updates. It will find it, and your HP Accelerometer update will proceed. The system will restart several times, and your Windows 10 will be updated.
If the issues still persist, then tap the Windows key and search Device Manager by typing it. Under Device Manager you will see several devices and software, locate HP 3D Drive Guard driver and right click on that option, you will see update option. Select the update option, and the HP Accelerometer driver will search for latest drives update and will automatically download it.
Fix 2: Reinstall Driver
If the above method does not work, then this means that maybe your HP 3D DriveGuard Driver has been corrupted. This can happen because of a lot of reasons- a sudden shutdown, a Trojan, or even a bug. So, in order to fix this problem, follow the following steps-
- Go to the search box in the toolbar and type Device manager.
- Locate the HP 3D Drive Guard driver, right click on it and select Properties. Click on Uninstall Driver.
- Once you select it, the system will restart several times, and the uninstall process will be completed.
- Then Download HP 3D DriveGuard Driver from the HP website.
- Install it, and the process will be completed within minutes.
Reinstalling will eliminate any and all bugs in the file which might have crept in and been causing havoc. Also, this will create a new registry so if there were any registry issues, then they should be fixed by now as well.
Fix 3: Perform Anti-Virus Scan
This issue may also occur due to lack of space in your PC. You must clear some space, and for that, you should delete unnecessary files. This is suggested mainly because since the new update, the memory allocations have changed quite a bit. As a result, the background processes now take up too much processing power and memory. So, either go to task manager and end the programs manually or go to system and uninstall all the unwanted clutter.
But let us just say that you have both ended and uninstalled the programmes. But even then the issue is still not fixed. What to do then? Well, then you download an Anti-virus software and run a virus scan with it. What difference will it make? Well, a lot actually. The malware or Trojans in your system can alter and corrupt your files. As a result, you need to get rid of them and find out which all files were altered or corrupted so you can start fixing them. But try and avoid getting yourself free Antivirus software. This is mainly because these free antivirus software usually ends up doing more harm than good. Sometimes, they even alter the core directories and keys of the system. So it is better to spend a few bucks and get yourself Anti-virus software that will actually do what it says it will do rather than leaving you in a mess. Plus, there will be accountability. So don’t be a cheapskate.
Fix 4: Fix DLL Files
This issue can occur if the DLL files related to the HP Accelerometer software get deleted. To fix this download the DLL file fixer trial version or full version. The software will run and automatically download the missing DLL files. Or, try finding the DLL files on the internet itself. Keep in mind that if you go for the latter solution, that you pick the correct DLL file. Otherwise, even if the file name is the same, but the different code is there, then you will just get another error, and you’d have made the problem more complicated than it was before. So check for the code that the DLL file is carrying before putting it in there.
Here’s a video tutorial on how you can fix DLL files :
So these were the solutions if your HP Accelerometer software is not working or responding. Try all the methods. They would typically resolve the issue as they have for so many others. Sometimes, the problem might be a combination of a number of these issues. So try going through all of them before you give up on it altogether. If the problem still persists, then contact HP Customer support. That will most surely resolve the issue. After all, who better to contact than the people behind the code?