[/B]I have had the notebook for five years; yesterday the following message:
NTLDR is missing
Press ctrl + alt + del to restart
When the user does the instruction, the boot starts and the message repeats.
I really do not want to do a reinstall of the operating system; if someone has away to reinstall just the boot tracks.
 Is this a virues?
 Is this the work of a hacker?
 Has there been an MS-XP failure?
Bob Shelton K6TGR
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Check this site out. How to fix: NTLDR is missing, press any key to restart Its long but should fix your problem.https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-pavillion-ze5560us-notebook-will-not-boot.853455/
Hi My Hp Pavillion is only Years and months old not very old at all but suddenly it will not boot into Windows it freezes at the HP logo screen it boots to a HP logo screen then goes to another HP Windows ye... HP 2 Pavillion - boot PC2170 Notebook not 15 Does logo screen then freezes I cannot get into safe mode HP Pavillion 15 Notebook PC2170 Does not boot Windows - 2 ye... nbsp I have got into the Hp diagnosis screens and I have ran tests on everything and everything has Passed I did a HP Pavillion 15 Notebook PC2170 Does not boot Windows - 2 ye... hard reset still froze I removed the memory cover took it out and placed it back in still nothing Every time I try and reset it it says Administration Privileges is needed but there are no administration privelges on this computer There are no restore points I ran chkdsk through the command prompt and got no errors I tried to run sfc scannow but I got that their was something pending and it could not do it nbsp The notebook is HP Pavillion Notebook AMD A - APU processor nbsp Can anyone computer whizz out there shed some light on this problem please thank youhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HP-Pavillion-15-Notebook-PC2170-Does-not-boot-Windows-2/td-p/5734807
Hi, im trying to recover a currupted BIOS, ive tried everything except for making a recovery usb stick. the method shown is show this..... it doesn't give me the option to make a recovery usb however. so i've tried to make my own bootup usb and copy the files but alas that doesn't work any suggestions? regardshttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Pavillion-DV6-3206ax-Notebook-currupt-CMOS-won-t-boot/td-p/5841130
I was working on the notebook one minute then it just stopped nbsp nbsp nbsp I decided that it might need a new battery which I purchased from Amazon nbsp It arrived I nbsp installed it and it booted up nbsp I assumed it was fixed nbsp Pavillion Notebook dv4 HP I turned it off and took it to a camera club meeting tried turning it on nothing nbsp nbsp So I ordered a new charger cord with Amazon nbsp It arrived a few days later plugged it in and it worked again nbsp My Norton security needed upgrading which took about hour nbsp As soon as that was done it stopped again nbsp I went thru the suggestion of taking the battery out waiting minutes after unplugging charger holding the power button for seconds etc nbsp Nothing nbsp Very frustrating nbsp So far I have only spent under for both the battery and charing cord nbsp I don't know what else to HP Pavillion dv4 Notebook do nbsp Any suggestions nbsp Thanks nbsphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HP-Pavillion-dv4-Notebook/td-p/5742998
i have an hp pavillion dv 6 entertainment notebook ? can i enhance it with new 3 d card?? it has a built it mobile chip set !
General speaking, you cannot upgrade the video card or GPU in a laptop.
I have a HP pavillion Notebook (DV9700 with Vista) that is suppose to have a built in camera. However I can not access this camera. Is there someway or something I have to do before trying to access the camera?
Hi I want to instal one SSD disk on my computer. Do anyone now if it is Sata 3 port on this computer ? If it isn`t can I install Sata 3 port or do I have to chang motheboard ! Regards KOB32
Hi: Run this free hardware analyzer that I have zipped up and attached below. Run the file, close the summary window and on the left side of the window, click to expand the Drives section. Then click to expand the sata/atapi drives section. Click on your hard drive name listed there. The first line will be the Drive Controller spec. It will report the hard drive type running at a certain speed. For example Serial ATA 6 Gb/s @ 6 Gb/s. If your notebook only has a SATA II port, it might report Serial ATA 6 Gb/s @ 3 Gb/s, or Serial ATA 3 Gb/s @ 3 Gb/s.
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Any successes on hp pavillion notebook? the dv2623tu in particular
You might find the answer you're looking for in
Can I install windows7 to my HP/Compaq CQ40-323AX?
depends on the hardware spec of your system.
Hello. Does anyone know when HP Pavillion 15 Notebook PC product number: J1X37EA#AB9 was released?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Does-anyone-know-when-HP-Pavillion-15-Notebook-PC-product/td-p/5848955
Hello, I was just wondering if it would be possible for me to upgrade my RAM, it currently is at 8GB, I would like to upgrade it to 16GB or whatever the max is. Thanks!
Hi Yes your notebook should support upto 16 GB I found the link for manuals http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04655126 Page 1/2: memory infoPage 41: how to replacehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-the-RAM-of-my-HP-Pavillion-Notebook/td-p/5697390
Sir g and h keys of my hp pavillion g4 are not working. I tried resetting bios but nothing happened. What Else i should do?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Sir-i-have-hp-pavillion-g4-notebook-and-having-problem-using/td-p/5679410
I did not find bluetooth in my device. Is the hardware actually not installed or is there any problem?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Bluetooth-not-found-in-HP-Pavillion-Notebook/td-p/5778700
Hi weeks ago I bought the new HP Pavillion dv ea notebook which problems Pavillion notebook dv957ea HP has been giving me a nightmare of a time with numerous bugs For example I have had HP Pavillion dv957ea notebook problems to reinstall vista three times My problems now are The HEADPHONE SOCKETS do not work Only the speakers work Even HP Pavillion dv957ea notebook problems when I put a working set of headphones which are the right size I cannot hear anything through the hearphones The speakers however keep working as normal although they should switch off when the headphones are plugged in I cannot load SKYPE it says skype exe is not a valid win application I cannot view ALL folders on windows explorer For example I cannot see win folder It seems sensitive folders cannot be viewed Is there a way round that I cannot print on a network printer The network printer is hosted by a PC running on windows XP but my laptop is on Vista When I try to add a printer it simply does not recognise the host computer s name Before with my old PC running on XP I did not have this issue Any way to fix this Many thanks for any help on the above Best wishes Florian PS By the way I highly recommend NOT buying this laptop Many problems have popped up for example one of the hard drives is already broken nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-pavillion-dv957ea-notebook-problems.619917/
Hi I hope I'm in the right place Please forgive my being so technologically handicapped and for this being such a long one I'm trying to find out if I need to update my BIOS or not All of this started because for no apparent on update BIOS Pavillion Notebook 15 TS my reason my touch screen stopped working sometimes dots come go popping up all over my screen beginning at startup while the internet if I go there during this time appears to take on a life of its own This is because the mouse pointer does it's own thing clicking where ever it wants nbsp Also during these fits the Windows icon in the taskbar on my desktop disappears and I have to just hold down on the power button to shut down Is that called a hard reboot BIOS update on my Pavillion TS 15 Notebook Does any of this even pertain to my needing a BIOS update According to the information I provided Software and driver results from the HP Customer Support nbsp website indicated that there is a BIOS update F Rev A BIOS update on my Pavillion TS 15 Notebook for my particular product and BIOS update on my Pavillion TS 15 Notebook model number According to my System Information I currently have Insyde F When I checked on the HP Support Assistant that came with my notebook however and it says I only need one update which is for the HP Wireless Button Driver whatever THAT is I'm so confused about so much and I hope this makes sense to whomever can help me nbsp Thank you in advance for any advice you can give Juliehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/BIOS-update-on-my-Pavillion-TS-15-Notebook/td-p/5849040
How do I turn off my web camera of my Pavillion DV6http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/How-to-turn-my-Web-camera-off-my-Pavillion-DV6-Notebook/td-p/5722653
Have Insider Build 14492. All of my programs do not open except firefox. Any ideas?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Pavillion-notebook-programs-not-opening/td-p/5804985
I have tried twice to upgrade my HP Pavillion DV4 notebook to a Samsung 840 Solid State Drive and the two times it only shows a "J" while trying to boot. The first time I used the Migrate OS to SSD option in Minitool Partition Wizard. The second time I used the copy disk option, with the same result. Has any1 been successful in upgrading to a SSD? if so, which application was used? TIA. Mannyhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Pavillion-DV4-notebook-SSD-upgrade-not-working/td-p/5745759
I am considering buying this laptop at "Office Depot" today. In your expert opinion, guys, is this a good laptop for basic needs? I just need it for a small business situation. I have Office 2003 software to load on it. A techy friend of mine said I may want more speed on the processor but for $949 w/ rebates I think it's a lot of bang for the buck! Please click on the site below and it should take you to their website with specs on it. Thanks in advance for your input!
Plz let me know how can i extend the warranty of my pavillion notebook. .. Actually its motherboard is not working and i have to replace it after extending the warranty. . plz rply asap..
I think it depends on how long the warranty has expired, but you can purchase an HP Carepack to extend the warranty if it has been expired for up to 60 or 90 days?? Carepackhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/i-want-to-extend-the-warranty-of-my-pavillion-notebook-15/td-p/5786311
Hi all this is my first time here so hopefully i will be able to be successful for what i am here PLZ!! No HELP DV6500 notebook, on PAVILLION sound HP My problem is with my PC NOT having any SOUND at all The sound symbol on the right hand corner of the screen has an X mark over it and when i move the mouse over it it says quot No audio output device is installed quot This is what i tried to fix from reading all the other similar posts on net No sound on HP PAVILLION DV6500 notebook, HELP PLZ!! -I tried to restore my Pc to an Earliest point or b this problem occured and it didn t seem to fix the problem at all -I went to the HP software hardware site to install the audio software and it didn t work either once the installation was about to complete it would display a message saying quot Installation failed no MEDIA device is installed for this driver - I also read people saying go to Device Manager and update the Audio sound n so on thing BUT there is no Such thing as audio or such similar terms to click on and install update it -so i decided to REFORMAT my PC maybe that will fix it I even reformatted the PC BUT STILL NO SOUND -so i tried to go back to the HP s website to install the audio software and it gave the same message again I recently spend alot of money trying to get the fan fixed and new battery now i dont wanna end spending more on this sound I am hoping someone would really help me out and i really appretiate it thanks a bunch in advance nbsp
how do I increase the memory of my hp 2 pavillion notebook
HP 2 Pavilion notebook is not a model I recognize. The devil is in the details and we need the exact model number: Click for instructions http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/how-do-I-increase-the-memory-of-my-hp-2-pavillion-notebook/td-p/5616450
Hello. I have a HP Pavillion 15 Notebook PC product number: J1X37EA#AB9 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz 2.60GHz, RAM: 12,0 GB, Windows 10 64-bits and in what comes to graphics i have Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400 and a NVidia GeForce 840M. I believe my intel graphic card is integrated in the board but the Nvidia one can be upgraded. Am I wrong or can I really upgrade my graphics card?
Hi, Unfortunately the Nvidia chip is integrated and not an upgradeable component - this is the case for most consumer class notebooks. Regards, DP-Khttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Can-I-upgrade-my-graphic-card-in-my-HP-Pavillion-15-Notebook/td-p/5843097
I have an Hp Pavillion that i purchased 2 years ago and have a black screen issue. I turn on the power and hear the fan and hard drive but my display is black. I have taken the battery out an drained the power and then rplaced it and it worked acouple of times, but now that does not work at all. I will leave it for a week and then try and turn it on and it will work fine for a few days and then go back to having a black screen. I have changed the ram and that didnt solve anything, so i am looking for some advice. can anyone help. its is weird that it works sometimes and then goes out again. Model # pavillion g7-1167dx
Hi Antonio59,I understand you are having issues with your HP Pavilion g7-1167dx Notebook and black screen displays. Note before starting disconnect all peripheral devices from the notebook before doing a hard reset. Here is a link to a document on black screen troubleshooting.Hope it helps.Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Hp-Pavillion-g7-1167dx-notebook-black-screen/td-p/3460629
An HP update was done on Oct 31st. A couple of days later I tried to login and PIN was not recognized/accepted. I do not remember password and need to reset password or PIN to gain access.
Hi, Do you use Microsoft account to logon ? Regards.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/How-do-I-reset-password-on-Pavillion-notebook-Windows-10/td-p/5847528
Hello,I was recently given a pavillion dv9821ea laptop which was in bad shape after being infected with a virus. I eventually had to replace the hard drive and at the same time I upgraded the operating system to windows 7 PRO 64bit. I was unable to save nothing from the origonal hard drive, no drivers, HP software etc and since I installed Windows 7, the laptop seems to have several problems including not downloading Windows updates. I connect it to the HP assistant, but this recognises the laptop and only gives me the choice of Windows Vista as the operating system for which to support drivers etc. I wonder if you could help me by letting me know if there is anywhere I can download Windows 7 pro 64bit drivers for this laptop? my wife and I are both disabled and it would make a great difference to me if I could have full use of this laptop. Regards. Gerald
Hi, Gerald: HP did not support that model for W7, and you should be able to use the Vista drivers from the dv9821ea support page except the BIOS and firmware files. Additionally, you can read this helpful dv9000 W7 upgrade guide for some tips on getting W7 to work just fine on that model. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Windows-7-Upgrade-Guide-for-dv60...http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Drivers-for-Pavillion-dv9821ea-entertainment-notebook/td-p/5594190
HP Pavillion 17 Notebook PC
Product No. K4Q96UA#ABA
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HP Support Assistant reports that there is a software update available to download. Click yellow triangle, get to products, shows a software download available, but does not specify what the download is.
Click on Message / update. Four segment square icon starts rotating through the segments. Runs and runs and runs, now more than 2 hours. Nothing downloads.
This is the third time today I've tried to download the supposed software update. Same result each time. Nothing downloads.
Same result each time.
I've been trying to solve the sound fluctuations on my HP beats but have been unsuccessful with the options I've seen posted. Did HP ever come out with a real solution? HP Pavilion Notebook - 17-f114dxModel #: J9N57UA I have updated all drivers and removed beats drivers. Any suggestions are appretiated. Thank you.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/Sound-fluctuations-on-Pavillion-Beats-Notebook/td-p/5723374
I could use some help I m running out of warranty and this problem is starting to get worse maybe unbearable I own a HP Pavilion dv se According to my temperature reading program my cores idle around C and typically run at - C unless there is a video playing or a game to which the temp jumps notebook Pavillion HP dv2845se heat issues up to around C C is the damage point on my AMD processors so I get a little worried Needless to say the GPU is always really hot around C or higher Of course the program isn t getting the most accurate readings HP Pavillion dv2845se notebook heat issues most likely but they should be good approximations I guess I forgot to type the GFX card It is a Nvidia MCP M according to the device manager but according to the HP specs its a NVIDIA GeForce Go M It was purchased about a year ago so may-june I have Windows Vista x as my OS so it makes using fan programs really hard since they don t have the signed drivers So I was looking for a way to just turn on the fans on high all the time I would really like it to be able to be tied to whether or not I m plugged in but that may not be possible There has to be a way to access the fans anyway through linux unbuntu maybe I haven t been able to take apart the laptop to possibly clean out the fans There is a ton of warranty stickers in the way and the bottom doesn t just pop off easily Any help is appreciated Thanks nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-pavillion-dv2845se-notebook-heat-issues.831108/
i bought the above mentioned model on 25-april-2015 ,just after a year it started having problem of rebooting. when i contacted to the hp service centre , they told me that notebook is having problem with its motherboard and told me to change it . Even after 2 months of changing the motherboard , problem with it again started .so please tell me that what i should do if this will happen again and again , bcoz i dont have this much money to pay for this again and again just after 2 months only .http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/hp-pavillion-notebook-15-p210tx-problem-with-motherboard/td-p/5723209
Hello, I'm having the same problem and it says Stereo Mix (IDT High Definition Audio Codec, Currently Unavailable). I even called HP and their Tech support couldn't fix the issue! we did install the drivers and everything enev I performed a factory reseta! No success! The whol thing happened after I upgreated windows to win 10 from win 7! even after I put the laptop back to win 7 stil no audio input and out puts and codecs in device manager!
did you find the sulotion? If you did please let me know.
hank you very much
This is a family member's computer and she asked me to help her fix it It will only stay booted in Safe Mode When I start the computer it boots up stays booted for a few mintues then the screen goes black and it reboots Safe in Mode notebook continously HP except Pavillion reboots This keeps happening unless it is booted in Safe Mode History Purchased with Vista I clean installed Windows Home Premium I know it's legit bought it for her myself when Windows first came out When I turned it on it rebooted so I started it in Safe mode and have tried found the following problems It had adware programs and one trojan horse removed those with Malwarebytes Rescanned with Malwarebytes and MS Security Essentials HP Pavillion notebook reboots continously except in Safe Mode came out clean Device manager showed two problems - bad drivers for co-processor and bad drivers for Graphics card installed those drivers and the Device Manager did not show anything wrong Problem keeps happening Opened BIOS and ran both Hard Drive and Memory Diagnostics no problems found Did not make any BIOS changes I have little HP Pavillion notebook reboots continously except in Safe Mode experience with BIOS Ran diagnostics with Windows disk including Repair Memory Diagnostics no problems found Graphics card is NVIDIA GeFroce M HP Pavillion notebook reboots continously except in Safe Mode nforce M reinstalled drivers didn't help anything When the screen saver goes on there is an error message quot The screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatable with Direct D quot This is an old computer well out of warranty Do I still possibly have an embedded virus What removal tool should I get Is it worth replacing the graphics card - if that's possible on an old laptop Should I try a clean install of Windows Seems like if I have a hardware problem this won't help Thank you
Sounds like it might be time for a reinstall to refresh the OS and overcome any lingering infection. Follow these same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 particularly when it comes to drivers and Updates.
Otherwise work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 including the hardware tests.
hp pavillion laptop 15-p067ca model, purchased year ago, came with windows 8.1, was not updated to windows 10. seems to have a bug: on start up it welcomes me as a user "vladimir" asks for password and then hangs up forever with the white screen and unresponsive. Password I'm sure is right, because if I type different password, machine comes back with "Incorrect password" message. What do you think is a problem and how to go back to factory settings? I have not made a recovery disc. Any comp supposedly have a recovery partition, and Recovery Manager but how can I do anything if Window does not come up?
@vladimir5? Look at the video here. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 REOhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/hp-pavillion-15-notebook-15-p067-Windows-8-1-recover-factory/td-p/5698011
Hello This is my first post here as this is my first issue with this 7,... Pavillion issue! (windows HP dv6 notebook audio recording computer My microphones won't pick up any sound- this computer has two different ones an integrated one and an outer one and yet neither work Troubleshooting only picks up whether they're enabled or not and I've tried recording after enabling them and disabling them restarting etc I've checked with Beats Audio and they're turned on there as well and the drivers say they are up to date Yet nothing is working HP Pavillion dv6 notebook audio recording issue! (windows 7,... when I used to voice recognition test it wouldn't even pick up any outside audio nbsp I should note that the webcam doesn't work as well because when I bought it it would disconnect the internal camera often and when trying to fix it someone uninstalled the driver or something - though at the time audio still recorded just fine and I didn't need the webcam nbsp IDT High Definition Audio CODECIntel R Display Audio nbsp If any other information is needed please let me know Thanks for everything
Hello katrapezo. I understand you're having some trouble recording audio. Have you tried recording in another application such as Sound Recorder? I'd also like you to remove your audio drivers and allow Windows to reinstall them. Here are the steps.Click Start, type "Device Manager," and press Enter.Expand the "Sound, video, and game controllers" section.Right click on your sound card and select "Uninstall."Reboot your computer.Verify whether the problem persists.Also, what is your notebook's product number? This document can show you where it is located.Have a wonderful day.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/HP-Pavillion-dv6-notebook-audio-recording-issue-windows-7/td-p/2737617
Extremely frustrated I've looked and tried to find a solution to no avail When the notebook boots up it gets to the login screen I wouldn't be able to do anything at that point but I can log in because I have a fingerprint scanner from there I'm dead in the water The only way to shut down is to hold down the power button While the computer is in bootup I have touchpad keyboard function I can escape to boot options BIOS repair etc and have normal functionality while there but not in safe mode I have ran SFC with commands several times chkdsk with commands several times nothing changes SFC says it found problems but was not able to fix all of them and keyboard Notebook and on Pavillion HP touchpad 3225dx dv6 Frozen the last chkdsk found nothing wrong Here are the events leading up to had disk errors and bad sectors in old hard drive could not repair cloned old hard drive to new hard drive there were errors but the new hard drive booted and worked for the most part correctly in the process of trying to fix missing setup files for applications and other miscellaneous small issues I ran troubleshooting updates chkdsk sfc etc removed various applications and added a few nothing worked I installed Revo uninstaller to remove Kaspersky Internet Security as it is THE MOST stubborn application to remove I've ever experienced The reason I mention that is because I went through my computer trying to find the leftover files even after Revo because Kaspersky was still running after re-installing it and uninstalling it again There were some files in System that had kaspersky attached to it's description I stopped them from running and deleted them They were close to the kb files and after researching which files Frozen touchpad and keyboard on HP Pavillion dv6 3225dx Notebook to remove I remember in the end of the post it said it wouldn't delete Frozen touchpad and keyboard on HP Pavillion dv6 3225dx Notebook a certain file beacause you wouldn't have keyboard functionality I made sure I didn't but I can't help Frozen touchpad and keyboard on HP Pavillion dv6 3225dx Notebook to think now that out of the files I deleted some of them kernel I may have deleted the mouse and keyboard files in error I tried a System Restore of the most recent point prior to the issue and it did not work I think now that I should have tried it again at an earlier point but didn't and I did that from the repair module obviously since I couldn't do it anywhere else I have tried since to do another but the restore points have disappeared The last time I had a working touchpad keyboard in Windows I ran sfc scannow offbootdir d offwindir d windows at boot in the command prompt I got the same message that it found errors but did not fix them all Then I ran chkdsk f r from boot at the command prompt When I returned to my computer after a couple hours I rebooted and no longer had a touchpad or keyboard I am up in arms and extremely frustratd as I feel I have tried absolutely everything to get them to work again I hope that the only option I have left is to format and clean install I do not have a full back up and can't get one fully executed at this point Please help Thanks in advance to any suggestion and assistance that you may be able to provide it's much appreciated The following link is to the support page of my Notebook http h www hp com ewfrf wc product product amp lc en amp cc us amp dlc en amp lang en amp tmp track link
If you have (and should have) a USB keyboard and mouse connect them and see if they will work.
Since your file system was already corrupted you cloned the bad files to the new drive.
If the USB devices work you should do a Repair Install.
If that doesn't work do this: Using System Recovery, Factory Reset and Minimized Image Recovery Options HP Pavilion dv6-3225dx Entertainment Notebook PC | HP? Support
From this tut:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
On newer models HP Recovery may offer a Minimized OS Recovery option when booting from F11, which retains only the OS, Recovery Manager, HP Support Asst, and HP Wireless LAN. This is as close to a clean reinstall as you can get without doing one yourself.
● If you clean reinstall only to C and leave all other partitions intact, F11 Recovery key should still work later if you need it.
● You can also Extract HP 3rd Party Software from RecovCD.
● Problems with volume control lighting and HP Quick Launch buttons have been dealt with here where you can also get further support.
i have hp pavillion 15 notebook and tried many versions of internet explorer but every time it says your pc doesnot suppport this software please help mehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/unable-to-install-internet-explorer-on-pavillion-15-notebook/td-p/5706421
Several weeks ago I bought the new HP Pavillion dv9574ea notebook and the HEADPHONE SOCKETS do not work - there are two. Only the speakers work. Even when I put a working set of headphones which are the right size, I cannot hear anything through the hearphones. The normal loud speakers however keep working, although they should switch off when the headphones are plugged in.
Please see the screenshot of the drivers active (in system 32 folder) and other details about the headphone socket.
Thank you for any help.
I'm getting error below after I reset to factory setting my HP Pavillion notebook
OSL Windows 8
the activation server determined that the specified product key has been blocked
hp pavillion notebook with 8.1 shows a blue screen with and will continually show different error code. cant even do a system restore because it will restart in the middle of it
Not enough information to go on yet but if you can run a few tests we can get started.
This will give us your Computer Specs http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
These two will help see what might be causing you problems. Download and run Speccy http://www.piriform.com/speccy and
Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
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Hi So yesterday I was using boot x2 not will Pavillion Hp my laptop and all was fine until it randomly switched off and then refused to switch back on After about half an hour it eventually switched back on yet brought up the system recovery menu I pressed enter and it collated data which it then sent to Microsoft and came back on as usual After Hp Pavillion x2 will not boot around minutes black lines started flashing on and off the screen until eventually my computer just randomly turned off and I have been unable to turn it back on since When I put the power cable in the orange charging light comes on yet I cannot power the laptop up as when I hold in the power button the charging light briefly flashes off yet the laptop does not come on Without the charging cable there is no light and no matter how long I hold the power button in for no light comes on I know the laptop is not dead as I had left it to charge for hours and then re-tried this to see if it worked although nothing happened Can somebody please help RSWReece
Hi @Rswreece,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion x2 Notebook and it having startup issues. Try performing a hard reset. Please note the section of Hard Reset for non-removable batteries.When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows.Plug the power adapter directly into a different wall outlet. Do not plug it into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source as this could cause and issue.Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution, this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for. Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Hp-Pavillion-x2-will-not-boot/td-p/5599966
The HP Pavillion A124on will not start. please advise how to proceed to boot up. THX.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/pavillion-wont-boot-312850.html
I have an HP Pavillion zd7000 laptop that runs on Windows XP. When I turn it on it starts to boot and then gets hung up saying "windows is starting up" but it doesn't! I've tried booting it in safe mode and looking around for the answer. Right now I'm defraging it, hoping that helps. I don't have a restore CD or a Windows XP CD, unfortunately! Any thoughts?http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/hp-pavillion-wont-boot-194756.html
I have a HP Pavillion that when I turn it on, all I get is a white screen on the monitor. I tried to boot with the original recovery discs and while the cd drive spins, the light just goes to yellow and nothing happens. I tried to boot up in safe mode with the same results.
Hi New issue on a friend s notebook Running Win XP Home On start-up PXE E Media test failure comes up after the Win XP HP Pavillion Will Not ZV Boot 5000 splash screen Went into BIOS and made sure hard drive is first boot then CD ROM drive I disabled the Network and floppy does not have one for good measure I ran a self-test on the hard drive minutes under TOOLS and it PASSED I have a bootable Norton disc so I made the CD-ROM the first boot option and the laptop just sits with a blinking white cursor in the top left screen I rearranged the boot options re-seated the hard drive unplugged the AC cord removed the battery and pressed the power button for seconds I pressed F selected SAFE mode and the computer scrolls through all the lines of text and then reboots to the Windows XP splash screen I have read hundreds of scenarios for the PXE E message and most of them point to a faulty HD with the PC resorting to boot from a Network which the laptop is not configured to do So despite a PASS on the self-test of the laptop s hard drive is this the issue Is there a way to make a bootable XP Home CD make the CD drive the first boot sequence and see if the laptop boots using the CD Thank you Adam nbsphttps://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-pavillion-zv-5000-will-not-boot.826513/
Hey everyone okay I need some advice My friends computer recently went down and they can t figure it out so they called me Story His wife was using the computer and it just froze on her no blue screen nothing so she just shut it off The Issue P6115y Will HP not boot Pavillion The dang thing will not boot not safe mode nothing upon restarting it the hp blue splash screen comes up sometimes it remains a plain blue I did get my Hirens cd to boot but upon loading the linux rescue I got a disc error When the computer first turns on there is a msg that reads HP Pavillion P6115y Will not boot quot please insert boot media quot or something like that and upon sitting for a few mins off I can get a disc to boot but its short lived is the boot sector fudged up Is there a way I can connect the computer to my computer to run diagnostics on the hardware I looked inside and everything looks normal reseated the memory and that looked fine Also I disconnected all the usb devices from the computer to try getting it to boot that way but stil nothing trying not to leave anything out so I m hop scotching around Its a x Vista as-well kk thanks everyone and I appreciate the time you took to read this and possibly help nbsp
take out the hard drive and slave it to another working PC, do chkdsk to fix the error
I know I'm one among many, but this is what it does.
power on with all led's on, the HD buzzes for 15-20 secs, the screen does not turn on at all, and then it reboots again, and again.
any suggestions welcome.
my only working comp has ubuntu 10.04 beta
I have an HP zv5000 and it started up with a message that says,
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."
So I did that with my original Setup disc, it started to load stuff on a blue screen and then the message at the bottom said that it was starting windows, but it gave me a black screen with about a dozen choices of what to do next.
I don't know which one to choose. The other alternative was to press 'enter' and partition the drive. I don't know whether to do the partitioning or not.
Is there a choice in the list that I can choose?
You don't want to partition...if you partition or format all of your data will be lost.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/hp-pavillion-zv5000-wont-boot-375107.html
Hello, I'm having trouble booting Hp Pavillion dv4, I purchased A new cord for it, (for that happened to me before,) but even with new cord, I get ABSOLUTELY no response of any kind. No light For power, No light for hdd, no flickering, nothing.. I removed battery and just used cord, still not even a blink.. I fear it's the MoBo .. What do ya think? Thanks In Advance..
As I see it, the possibilities are bad power supply, bad main board, broken plug in the laptop.
I have an intermittent failure to book. When this happens, the computer beeps constantly but does not turn on. If I turn off the back-up power and wait a few seconds, the computer boots OK when I turn it on. What is going on? Is this a serious problem? If so, how do I fix it?
I am using an HP Pavillion 8755c with Pentium III and 384 MB RAM. My OS is Windows XP Home Edition.
This morning when I attempted to start my HP Pavillion desktop, I pressed the power button as usual and here is what did and didn't happen:
1. The power button light did not come on (normally it glows blue).
2. The CPU fan did come on
3. There were some familiar clicks (perhaps the hard drive starting?) but then only the CPU fan appeared to be working.
4. Nothing appeared on the monitor.
5. No power to the keyboard (no caps lock or num lock LEDs)
6. CPU fan continued to operate.
I would appreciate any help you could give me.
My 6 year old HP desktop will no longer boot. When I power it up I get fans spinning (very loudly) and the HDD and Optical drive LEDs flash briefly but there is nothing on the display at all. I don't get the HP logo or the XP starting screen, nothing.
I have checked for loose plugs. I have tried inserting a Windows XP disc in the Optical drive, nothing.
I suspect that the HDD may have got corrupted, or something similarly important has gone wheels up.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Similar symptoms I've had, and it turned out to be a dead CMOS battery. And 6 years does seem like a long enough time for the battery to die out.http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-hp-pavillion-desktop-wont-boot-646523.html
I own a Hp Pavillion dv6700 laptop and recently it wouldn't turn on for more than a few seconds. I tried troubleshooting by removing the battery and turning it on just with the powersupply, no difference. Vice versa.
I purchased another charger to see if that would help. Despite trying different combinations with chargers, batter in/out, the computer still only turns on for a few seconds(nothing comes up on the screen) and then turns itself off.
Reading some other forums similiar to this problem has yielded no help.
Another thing - the port that I plug the power supply into it seems like the cord can move around a bit.
This may be a harddrive failure but the pc is a refurbished Hp that I ve had about mos It started running everything EXtremely slow days ago It is runninng winXp I ve been trying pavillion boot takes 30 about Hp mins to to use Hp s system recovery features System restore did nothing To give you Hp pavillion takes about 30 mins to boot an idea about speed I went into Hp s recovery feature at pm last night to recover xp which is in a partition on the harddrive It is now am amp it s just done I will let you know what happens but With the harddrive running this slow on all programs amp bootup does this sound like harddrive slow down failure to any else Has anyone run into this After it boots to desktop it is still very very slow I have Norton amp Mcafee both installed This is my Daughters PC so I m not real concerned I have more but they are win amp she likes hers lol Any help appreciated nbsp
Recently I was playing a game and Hp m900 Pavillion up wont boot my computer just shut off out of no where Thinking my computer overheated I opened the case got a air can and cleaned out all the dust So Hp Pavillion m900 wont boot up I thought i had solved my problem but alas after a Hp Pavillion m900 wont boot up few more minutes my computer started shutting down unexpecatdly again So me thinking it was a virus scanned my comp before my scans could get completed the computer would shut off again so i decided to restore it Hp Pavillion m900 wont boot up to factory image And now after ive done it the computer will not boot up it just says windows failed to start a recent hardware or software change might be the cause So itry the launch startup repair button and it comes up saying that it cant fix the problem and i should send a message to microsoft So after that the computer will shut down The computer will cycle through this process unless i click diagnose or system restore at the hp screen by hitting f f f or esc The screen then goes to a recovery manager page and i click run a computer check up and the Smart SMART short self test under hardrive fails at eatch time Everything else on the computer diagnostic page passed So how can i fix this problem I have a HP pavillion m any helop would be greatly appreciated nbsp
Hi, I think your hard drive is just about shot. I'd suggest that if anything you need and do not already have a copy of, personal things like pics etc.....not programs..... you get them backed up someplace if you have not.
You can test the hard drive using the manufacturer's utility. Do you know what make and model drive you have?
The computer's model you posted is not enough to get to the correct support into. The info on the back or underneath the machine on a label is what we need. There should be a slightly different model ID found there. Please post that.
There are more than 300 sub models in that M900 family. Is it a desktop or a notelbook?
I was brought the above mentioned pc to see if I could fix it It is running W well when I started it it swent thru the POST and started booting but stopped during the boot I then popped in the Win cd turned it off restarted and booted from the cd All was going good until it STOPPED Monitor went blank and the cd wasn t being read anymore I went on and did a few other things around the office while waiting to see if it would finish but nothing happened So after about minutes I shut it down and resigned myself to having to install a new hd re-install Win and copy the files from the old drive to the new one Well I try to do just that when I get it home but now the computer won t do ANYTHING It will power on but won t load the BIOS nor run the POST All I get 8550C Won't HP Starts Pavillion but Boot is short beeps The screen just stays blank I even tried reinstalling HP Pavillion 8550C Starts but Won't Boot the old hd but the result is the HP Pavillion 8550C Starts but Won't Boot same That s where I stand now at the end of my rope Any help would be GREATLY appreciated Let me know if any more info is needed nbsp
Hello and welcome to Techspot.
The beep codes can have different meanings, depending on what bios it is.
Take a look at this beep code list HERE
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My daughter has an HP Pavillion Entertainment PC, Intel Core 2 Duo. Runs on Vista.
Just today on start up it went to HP invent screen and then stops. Will not go into startup and I've tried multiple restarts or tried to get to safeboot but can't get to any screeen.
Until more help comes along you can visit these 2 sites to see if it helps you out:
Hello this my first time on seven HP multi-boot Pavillion problem fourms and the reason why I signed up is because I have windows home premium x bit which has a problem HP Pavillion multi-boot problem I installed windows xp professional x bit and when I rebooted I got a black screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner I read online that its better than a plain black screen but I did not find any answers Later I installed linux zorin x bit and I could see that my files are still there but I can't use windows I realized the reason it takes forever to boot is because there is a boot menu but I can't see it because my monitor says quot input signal out of range change settings to x Hz quot I noticed I can select operating systems but windows isn't one of them Today I just installed ubuntu x bit and the boot menu still didn't come up I need help to get windows back Please help immediatly
Hi MexicanPygmy, Welcome to SF
Sounds like you have a problem with the mbr when installing multiple OS
You could try running startup repair of your install disk to repair(you may need to run this up to three times) or you can try other fixes, have a look at this MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record
If your not sure of anything dont rush in post back and we can help
I have an HP Pavilion Elite e9220f, I am running windows 7 premium edition.
I scanned for viruses with Norton, restarted, and it came up to a black screen with a blinking curser in the top left corner of the screen. All I can do is ctrl alt del and return to the same screen, I can get into bios and switch from my hardrive to boot from cd rom, but that is no help. My computer came preinstalled so I do not have a windows disk or anything to boot from. F8 F11 and nothing else work except F10 to bios.
Does ANYONE know anything i can do to boot up in anyway..
"I do not have a windows disk or anything to boot from"
You were supposed to make a set of recovery CDs yourself when you first got your HP computer. There is an HP Windows utility installed which allows you to do that, and the user guide points out that fact.
Without any system backup CDs, you can start recovery from the hard drive by repeatedly tapping F11 as soon as the HP splash-screen appears at boot time:
Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista) HP Pavilion Elite m9340f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, a friend recently dropped his HP Pavillion DV6, now it comes up with the windows did not start succesfully, and im given the options launch start up repair or start normally; starting normally it loads for a minute or so then a blue screen appears for barely half a second, and what appears to be a papragraph with writing, it is impossible to make out any of it, this also happens when I start it in safe mode. Start up repair loads then just a blue screen appears, as does the mouse which can be moved, nothing else, i cant ctrl-alt-delete, im forced to shutdown. Im guessing a component has broke and its a matter of it being repired, but maybe something can be done, ive attached a picture, would appreciate help very much, thanks.
If it was working prior to dropping it I would say the laptop has sustained some damage.
I have that above computer that will not startup it goes to blank screen and says
its missting some kind of boot file.
I do not have a copy of vista on cd
any help would be appreciated thanks
See if this helps
If it does not post and we will do a restoration from you restore partlition. Your stuff will be lost, so tell me and we will back up first.
Hi Team, I've HP Pavillion p252tx whenever I start my notebook it is not showing splash screen/logo of HP during startup, there is a black screen for few seconds afterwards it directly take me to the Windows logo n windows starts normally. My only concern is why it is not showing HP logo on the startup.
Hi @Saeed8,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are have a question about the start up screen. I will be glad to help you. It is not a major issue. The windows icon file may have been move , delete or renamed. As long as the computer completes the boot. if you wish to try to fix try Microsoft Fix It. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below! Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HP-Logo-Missing-on-boot-HP-Pavillion-p252tx/td-p/5596070
Well I have a hp pavilion G6 2229tu , it's showing the same 1 blink LED code , and the towel trick works but the problem is it has a i5 3rd gen processor and gpu in embedded in the cpu chip itself , and there is no dedicated graphics , which I think means there is no seperate gpu chip on motherboard . So why does that towel trick work for my laptop ? Does it work in case of excessive dust ?? I can't open the laptop worrying I won't be able to reassemble it .. Can anyone help ?http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Pavillion-G6-2229tu-won-t-boot-giving-LED-code/td-p/5711693
Here is my situation I along with my coworkers want to give a PC and a year of internet to this needy family this Xmas We got an old problem boot sequence HP 510n Pavillion donated PC which worked ok when we got it but was very slow and buggy I decided to reinstall the XP so the family would have a fresh OS I put the XP install CD in the drive and booted up the pc No matter what I did I could not get the PC to recognize the install CD I have went into the bios and changed the boot device priority so that the CD-ROM drive has the exclamation point I think that the old floppy drive is booting first on start up however I cant seem to change it HP Pavillion 510n boot sequence problem I removed the hard drive and did a reformat in a good PC thinking that might be the problem Right HP Pavillion 510n boot sequence problem now on boot up it goes to the HP logo on the blue screen and then to a black screen with a cursor flashing in the top left corner I can still get into the setup on boot up by pressing f I have literally worked on this for hours every evening for the last week I would really like to be able to present a working computer for them this Xmas I sincerely appreciate any assistance Steve
Well, I can only suggest these things first off.
1) Check the jumper settings on the CD-ROM drive (If it's IDE.)
2) Disconnect the Floppy drive from the motherboard, and see if that fixes the boot problem.
3) If all fails, try to flash an updated BIOS. It could be that the motherboard somehow doesn't support booting from the CD-ROM.
Some more info about the machine could help as well.
My Pavillion DV8000T Laptop Screen has a slight hint of white at the base when booting up, but once Windows XP starts loading it OK.
Is this the sign of problems starting with the screen. ??
its called bleeding and is normal
I'm trying to boot from USB to install a windows professional OS on reformatted and repartitioned HDD using a bootable USB made with Rufus I usually from boot enable won't PSLP-LE motherboard usb Pavillion w/asus HP do it this way because CD hash HP Pavillion w/asus motherboard PSLP-LE won't enable boot from usb counts are wrong or cheap CD won't complete installation give an error message about a driver missing I know this is a hash count Cd quality issue because I use the same iso file to load rufus and it works when the bios recognizes the usb in the boot options I can't get this bios to recognize the usb to include it in the boot option list either through setup or f boot menu options Everything regarding usb legacy etc is enabled in bios I was wondering if it is fixable in this HP Pavillion with this particular motherboard either through bios update or any other method available It's a HP Pavillion desktop Thanks for reading and if someone knows the secret I'm all ears fingers and eyes too CD
Does your mobo have UEFI? If so what are the settings choices for UEFI, EFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS, Secure Boot, etc? Is there a more recent UEFI (BIOS) firmware update?
Try disabling Secure Boot, Legacy BIOS, CSM then installing using Rufus formatted stick for UEFI to GPT disk. UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Boot the stick as UEFI device only. Delete all partitions to clear any MBR formatting. UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums
I own an HP pavillion running windows 7 and processor is an AMD Phenom 2.
The PC crashed today as I was browsing the web, it won't boot past the boot screen to access safe mode or whatever else.
I get a black screen with a cursor flashing rapidly in the top left corner.
I believe the HD might have crashed, I ran the diagnostic tool and it told me:
Testing: Boot path failed
Error code: BIOHD-4
Error:Unitialized/Corrupt boot structure detected.
I googled error BIOHD-4 and found that the drive might not be dead after all, some people seem to have recovered from this error.
I did try all options from the boot screen to no avail, F8,F9,F10,F11 so on.
What shall I do next?
I have to admit I was browsing unsafe websites when the problem occured, could a virus be doing it? There was no warning, it just happened.
Thanks a lot
Well, if you have the repair disk (If you have another PC handy, you can make one off of that) then you can recreate your MBR and whole boot deal.
Just pop the Repair CD in and boot from it. Then open the command prompt and type in:
See if you still can't boot. Report back and tell us what happens. Good luck.
OK this is my sister's computer I am miles away and trying to help guide her via phone to resolve issue She is using not HP functioning on Pavillion Boot Screen\ F-keys Stuck an HP Pavillion a p Desktop can't tell you whether it is a or bit OS Vista Home Edition After two days of online research I have found many users of HP running into the same issue The problem computer here though has another weird keyboard issue First let me say that we've tried HP Pavillion Stuck on Boot Screen\ F-keys not functioning a power drain and I've had her change from wireless keyboard mouse to standards but still same issue She isn't able to reboot and get any function keys to work nor can she access the commands from the Boot screen Now this afternoon with the new keyboard in after her th time or HP Pavillion Stuck on Boot Screen\ F-keys not functioning so rebooting every single key on the keyboard will open up the BIOS startup text white letters on black screen That isn't even a command function what is the deal with that Oh and BTW HP Pavillion Stuck on Boot Screen\ F-keys not functioning there is absolutely no pause between hitting the power button and the HP Logo screen Boot screen so can't even get to the Advanced Boot Options or any other command This is the info from the BIOS text screen that was relayed over the phone American Megatrends Incorporated BIOS revision or version -BIOS Date - - CPU Type Intel reg Pentium reg Dual CPU E GHZ CPU Speed GHZ-FSB speed MHZ Cache Ram L kb Installed Memory MB pc - Dual Channel Memory Bank MB DDR SDRAM Memory Bank same Memory Bank same Memory Bank same Initializing USB Controllers - Is it normal to say intializing USB Controllers Thanks for any help
Try resetting the BIOS to default settings and check any other external devices that are connected that might interfere with the computer during hardware discovery. If nothing helps, remove the CMOS battery for a couple of minutes and see if it will correct the problem.
I have a HP Pavillion G60-120em laptop that's currently running windows vista. i want to upgrade to windows 7, but when i try and boot from cd/dvd it doesn't work. I've seen possible solutions posted, but my problem is that i can't find the 'disable for the secure boot' command. It doesn't seem to be in the sytem config or security menu. I've tried everything, but still no joy. i'm grateful for any help advice as i've tried for days without any luck.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Can-find-the-secure-boot-disable-command-on-my-HP-Pavillion/td-p/5659922
A few hours ago why running a few programs and things nothing that taxing like a game or anything my computer randomly shut down Now when (BIOS/startup loop malfunction?) dv3150nr HP Pavillion boot I tried to reboot it or when it restarted itself im not too sure It would flash a blank DOS window with a blinking quot quot for - seconds then go to the HP BIOS screen and remain there for a few seconds HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?) At HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?) the point in which it would normally go to the next screen and start loading windows it instead started the booting process all over and went back to the BIOS screen and would do this continually until i pressed the power button and shut it off I have no idea what is the problem and how to fix it I ran the memory and other daignostics in the bios and they did not come up with any errors My antivirus expired not too long ago but i dont think a virus could do this I did at one time get a message something like this quot Primary internal Battery storage capacity of battery very low replace battery But that make have been a fluke caused by me trying to perform a quot hard reset quot by removing the battery and draining the remaining power in the notebook I am no longer under warranty By days Doesn t this always happen and I m at a loss for what to do I may still be able to boot from a disk but before I try anything like that I need to understand what is causing the problem and how best to fix it Any help would be appreciated Notebook stats pretty much the only thing I m able to access in the bios besides diagnostic tests Notebook model HP Pavillion dv Notebook PC Windows Vista SYSTEM BOARD ID PROCESSOR TYPE INTEL CORE DUO CPU P GHz Total Memory MB BIOS Version F nbsp
The primary internal battery might be the motherboard CMOS battery. Sounds like the hard drive may have gone bad... Once you get the laptop to boot, you can address the weak CMOS battery. Can you get into the boot devices in the bios at all?
Hello New to the Tech forum boards but I am having a problem with my HP Pavillion dv t The hard drive went bad so I installed a new Seagate TB internal hard drive in the notebook Starts up fine and then it says that quot No bootable device found quot ---insert disk press any key The disc is in the cd rom I went into the BIOS enabled the CD ROM boot option I HP hard Installed drive boot not new Pavillion dv6, disk working on also went into the Boot option menu and tried selecting the Installed new hard drive on HP Pavillion dv6, boot disk not working internal cd dvd rom drive option and I went into the actual boot order screen and adjusted the boot order so it read the cd-rom drive first then the hard drive I also am using the HP Application and Driver recovery DVD I am not sure if the disc is bad or cd drive is bad The other thought is that because it is a Installed new hard drive on HP Pavillion dv6, boot disk not working brand new hard drive there is no information on it for the drivers so maybe the computer is not processing the information If anyone has knowledge of this issue or any ideas that can help I would greatly appreciate it Thank You
This is a great Tutorial by administrator Brink - helped me enormously when I was in a similar hole.
If you can't find it, go back to main Seven Forums page.
Scroll down to Tutorials
Click Repair Install by Brink.
I have a HP notebook XP Home that stop booting windows a while back after it crashed during an SP boot mode/tried from XP to HP Notebook/XP/Will to boot any missing not in disk=NTLDR install It does not boot from any mode in the advanced menu safe command last known good config etc I can't boot from my Knoppix disk because it says that there is a checksum error even though I can boot from the same Knoppix disk on my desktop fine Mind you this laptop has only a CDRW DVDROM combo drive no floppy or zip I finally found my XP setup cd recently and tried to boot from it to perform a repair or access the recovery console if it's possible The problem is it won't even boot from that It gives me the quot NTLDR missing press ctrl alt delete to restart quot message when I boot from the Win Xp setup cd I have read about some of the solutions involving a floppy boot disk but I only have a cdrw dvdrom combo drive to work with Anybody have any ideas how to resolve this so I can boot the setup disk and run a repair
Make sure your boot sequence in the BIOS is set to boot from the cdrw/dvdrom drive first. Place in your disc and reboot.
Normally tapping the Delete key at boot will take you into the BIOS
Hey I need someone's help. I recently got a Hp Pavilion Slimline s3500f PC and I start it up and all I get is 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, DISK AND PRESS ENTER' I have no idea what to do. If you can guide me step by step that'll be helpful thanks
Monkeylos21, welcome to the forum. The error message that you are receiving is telling you that your hard drive has failed. Your only option is to replace it. If you don't have a backup of your personal data you will not be able to recover it. You should replace it with a drive the same size or larger than the one being replaced. This will assure that the Recovery media will work. Here is the Product Information for the computer. Also, here is a guide to help you replace the drive. lease click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Pavillion-Slimline-s3500f-w-Disk-Boot-Failure-error-BIOHD-8/td-p/5630097
Hi I have a problem booting windows vista in normal mode Everything was fine until today at lunch time I leaved and the notebook was running good When I returned the machine was frozen So I did a hard reboot The notebook started to boot vista but it In Stopped With Find Trojans, Pavillion Normal I Vista Boot 32 Did Not Hp To Etc. Mode. Virus, stopped in the black boot screen with the little green bar running It stops forever and it is unable to follow the boot process I am unable to reset the machine using a CTRL ALT DEL I can only do a hard reset So I did it I tried to do a system restore but there was only one check point in the system restore registry It was from yesterday I used this check point but the restore did not solve the problem I wonder where the others systems check points were gone Well I ran all the antivirus spybot etc you recomended using the safe mode with network support in the site And I could not find nothing at all Now I am Hp Pavillion With Vista 32 Stopped To Boot In Normal Mode. I Did Not Find Virus, Trojans, Etc. posting the HijackThis log I did in safe mode I am unable to boot the machine in normal mode I hope someone could help to me DPS O I delete some hosts entries They belong to an intranet and I am not authorized to publish them They were deleted from the HijackThis log report The others parts are complete Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows Vista SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v Boot mode Safe mode with network supportRunning processes C Windows Explorer EXEC Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exeC Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exeC Windows system NOTEPAD EXEC Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exeC Program Files Internet Explorer iexplore exeC Program Files Spybot - Search amp Destroy TeaTimer exeC Windows system taskmgr exeD soft quilombo HiJackThis exeR - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http ie redirect hp com svs rdr TYPE a n amp pf laptopR - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Page URL http ie redirect hp com svs rdr TYPE a n amp pf laptopR - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Default Search URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Search Page http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main Start Page http ie redirect hp com svs rdr TYPE a n amp pf laptopR - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search SearchAssistant R - HKLM Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Search CustomizeSearch R - HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Internet Settings ProxyOverride localR - HKCU Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Toolbar LinksFolderName R - URLSearchHook Yahoo Toolbar - EF BD -C FB- D - F- D F - C Program Files Yahoo Companion Installs cpn yt dllO - Hosts localhostO - BHO amp Yahoo Toolbar Helper - D -C F - efb- B - ECA - C Program Files Yahoo Companion Installs cpn yt dllO - BHO Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - E F-C D - D -B D- B D BE B - C Program Files Common Files Adobe Acrobat ActiveX AcroIEHelper dllO - BHO WormRadar com IESiteBlocker NavFilter - CA F - F E- B -A E- E E C C - C Program Files AVG AVG avgssie dllO - BHO Spybot-S amp D IE Protection - - F - D - - D F - C PROGRA SPYBOT SDHelper dllO - BHO NCO IE BHO - ADB E- AFF- - AA - DAC DFA - no file O - BHO SSVHelper Class - BB-D F - C-B EB-D DAF D D - C Program Files Java jre bin ssv dllO - BHO no name - E D - A- EC-A -BA D E E - no file O - BHO Windows Live Sign-in Helper - D - C - ABF- ECC- C - C Program Files Common Files Microsoft Shared Windows Live WindowsLiveLogin dllO - BHO HP Smart BHO Class - FFFFFFFF-CF E- F B-BDC - E E A - C Program Files HP Digital Imaging Smart Web Printing hpswp BHO dllO - Toolbar no name - FEBEFE - B - - D -FFB D B CA - no file O - Toolbar Yahoo Toolbar - EF BD -C FB- D - F- D F - C Program ... Read more
I copy and paste a comboFix output. I ran it in safe mode with network supportComboFix 08-09-20.05 - pabloa 2008-09-21 22:31:22.1 - NTFSx86 NETWORKMicrosoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2574 [GMT -3:00]Running from: D:\soft\quilombo\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\Users\pabloa\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\[email protected].txtC:\Windows\system32\KBL.LOGD:\install.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-08-22 to 2008-09-22 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-09-21 19:51 . 2008-09-21 20:28 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\All Users\Spybot - Search & Destroy2008-09-21 19:51 . 2008-09-21 19:57 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy2008-09-21 19:51 . 2008-09-21 20:28 <DIR> d-------- C:\PROGRA~2\Spybot - Search & Destroy2008-09-21 19:39 . 2008-09-21 19:39 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Wise Installation Wizard2008-09-21 18:07 . 2008-09-21 18:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\pabloa\AppData\Roaming\Malwarebytes2008-09-21 18:07 . 2008-09-21 18:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\All Users\Malwarebytes2008-09-21 18:07 . 2008-09-21 18:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware2008-09-21 18:07 . 2008-09-21 18:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\PROGRA~2\Malwarebytes2008-09-21 18:07 . 2008-09-10 00:04 38,528 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys2008-09-21 18:07 . 2008-09-10 00:03 17,200 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\mbam.sys2008-09-21 17:22 . 2008-09-21 17:22 <DIR> d-------- C:\fsaua.data2008-09-18 17:15 . 2008-09-18 17:16 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\pabloa\terracotta2008-09-17 22:56 . 2008-09-20 01:10 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\pabloa\AppData\Roaming\SPORE2008-09-17 22:56 . 2008-09-17 22:56 <DIR> dr-h----- C:\Users\pabloa\AppData\Roaming\SecuROM2008-09-16 12:03 . 2008-09-17 22:40 6,746 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\ealregsnapshot1.reg2008-09-16 03:06 . 2008-07-19 02:09 1,811,656 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuaueng.dll2008-09-16 03:06 . 2008-07-19 00:44 1,524,736 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wucltux.dll2008-09-16 03:06 . 2008-07-19 02:09 563,912 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuapi.dll2008-09-16 03:06 . 2008-07-19 00:44 83,456 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wudriver.dll2008-09-16 03:06 . 2008-07-19 02:10 53,448 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe2008-09-16 03:06 . 2008-07-19 02:10 45,768 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wups2.dll2008-09-16 03:06 . 2008-07-19 02:10 36,552 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wups.dll2008-09-16 03:05 . 2008-07-18 22:08 163,904 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuwebv.dll2008-09-16 03:05 . 2008-07-18 20:44 31,232 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuapp.exe2008-09-14 10:07 . 2008-09-14 10:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Users\pabloa\AppData\Roaming\DivX2008-09-14 09:52 . 2008-09-14 09:53 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\DivX2008-09-14 09:52 . 2008-09-14 09:52 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\PX Storage Engine2008-09-14 09:48 . 2008-09-14 09:48 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\XMPEG2008-09-12 10:08 . 2008-09-12 10:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Real2008-09-12 10:08 . 2008-09-12 10:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\xing shared2008-09-12 10:08 . 2008-09-12 10:08 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real2008-09-11 11:34 . 2008-04-17 13:12 107,368 --... Read morehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/170653/hp-pavillion-with-vista-32-stopped-to-boot-in-normal-mode-i-did-not-find-virus-trojans-etc/
will not boot in safe mode or when I get to recovery console there is no choice to say which windows to log on to nothing shows. when i try a new install, it freezes at the Eula agreement. Had to use a xp home disk to get to recovery console but upgrade disk will do nothing. have read so many instructions and can get to each to a point, what do I do now?? I feel soooo stupid that I can not figure out what to do next. Your site is so easy to read and follow, but I can't get this other computer to act right. I am on the laptop which you helped to tweak and fix.
Your registry has become corrupt
You need to replace your system hives
These are the SAM SECURITY DEFAULT SYSTEM CONFIG
If these become edited or corrupt you cannot boot.
For the whole proceedure please post back and I will explain in detail
I have a dv7-6b50ea notebook, and I'm getting mildly annoyed by its crippled booting options. I'm starting to wonder if I'm doing something wrong, or if there's a problem I'm not seeing. Firstly, HP seem to have disabled booting from the 2nd hard drive, for reasons that are beyond me. While irritating, most users can overcome this by using EasyBCD. For me, this isn't an option as I need to boot to a loader in the MBR. Also, the system doesn't seem to boot from USB either, which is a first for me. Whether it's a Linux installation disk, a Linux installation, a Windows installation USB stick, nothing. Nothing will boot from USB. It appears just fine in the list of devices I can use for booting, but it always fails to boot. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Or is the DV7 crippled by design?
Hi, When booting up and tapping on the Esc key to enter the startup menu and then selecting F9 did you change the boot order to enable a DVD or USB flashdrive to boot first? That is a requisite. Take a look in the BIOS in the security settings tab for Secure Boot. Disable it. Some recent notebooks have this option enabled by default. Best regards,ericohttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/DV7-Notebook-Won-t-boot-from-USB/td-p/2464049
my dell inspiron 1100 has stopped booting up. the power light comes on for about 10 seconds,while it makes it's hummung boot up sounds ,then it dies.
it's not the power cable.
F2,F12 etc dont work either.
tried to open up and reset but cant get the back off.
any help appreciated.
Hi all, so far had no problems with my Asus K55A Notebook but I went to turn it on this morning and was greeted by this screen. Does anyone have any ideas where I start to sort it out or is it a return to maker job.
Sorry the photo is brilliant as I took it with my phone.
Joan, go to the bios and check that boot order and set your HDD to 1st.
TBH If you haven't been messing with it I have a feeling the HDD has died.
one of my fans cuts off after 4 seconds and zv5000 pavilion will not boot. How much to fix fan??
Is it just the fan cutting out or does the whole machine turn off as well?
Do you see anything on the screen at all in the couple of seconds it stays on?
I got HP NOTEBOOK which contains Ubuntu as an operating system.it's not booting up and somethimes it boot up but shuts down immediately after 2-3 seconds. I have tried pressing ESC key to go to start up menu but for just one second the System Diagnostics screen gets displayed and again laptop shuts down. I have tried a HARD RESET also didn't worked.On charging the light is glowing and on start up fan is also working but screen is continuously turning off.I even can't run the System Diagnostics tests. Any Solutions/Suggestions ? Thanks In advance.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Notebook-won-t-boot-up/td-p/5766286
My laptop just won't boot at all. The small LED blue lights appear but there is no sound, fan sound or screen light. I've performed a hard reset to no avail and it appears to be charging when I plug it in. Nothing I've tried has helped and I need to fix it somehow. The laptop is 6 months old and hasn't even been used much. Wondering if it was previously a shelf model. Has anyone got any ideas of what to do next? Thanks.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Hp-notebook-won-t-boot-up/td-p/5669862
I have a Toshiba Notebook which will not boot. Was running Windows XP.
The following text message appears when notebook is powered on:
Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
Please report this problem as :
load needed DLLs for kernel.
Please contact your support person to report this problem.
No floppy drive only a DVD/CD drive. I do have 3 discs which came with the notebook labeled Revcovery and Application/Driver CD.
If I put any Cd in the drive and restart or power off and on, the screen just goes to the message. Can't seem to boot from a CD.
Any help is appreciate as toshiba won't help unless I write them a check.
Enter the BIOS Setup utility:
Press the [Esc] key while the system processes its Power On Self Test (POST). In order to use this method, the computer must be "off", meaning not in sleep/suspend or hibernate mode. Press the power button, then immediately press the [Esc] key (it doesn't hurt to hold the key down). When the POST finishes, you'll be prompted to press the F1 key to enter BIOS setup. Press the [F1] key to access the BIOS setup program.
Scout around the BIOS and set the boot order to CD_ROM First. That should redirect the boot process to the CD_ROM first.
Gateway GB hd RAM prob P For a number of months made a slow staccato irregularly timed clacking sound like what I assumed the heads on the HD were making in what I thought was the area of the HD in the case especially when booting up Notebook: boot no but not much when in general use Would still boot However recently it stopped booting and also no more clacking I Notebook: no boot thought HD dead so got a replacement and installed it but still no boot with CD to install new OS on the Notebook: no boot HD Talked with Gateway support they said it s not the HD it s some other problem but couldn t or wouldn t tell me what they thought it is and they want to fix it or more if need be for a computer that s probably worth less than that Maybe I should just give it up but it seems like a waste and I wouldn t mind getting some of the data which wasn t backed up Power supply looks fine I O light is on I hear HD whirring no clacking and CD start spins CD but no screen activity at all no bios etc Notebook: no boot Any ideas what might be the issue and can I repair it Thanks for any input nbsp
my HP 2000 notebook PC Will not boot up HP sign come on and then screen goes black and a few seconds later a whit Will not boot up HP sign come on and then screen goes black and a few seconds later a White square flash upper left corner screen goes black black and then HP sign reappears how do I recover my system
Refer this document depending on your OS:Win 7-http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418Win 8-http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643Win 10-http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04758961http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Notebook-won-t-boot-up/td-p/5722334
Hi All Mr Bruce has suggested I re-post my problem here so here goes A few weeks ago I started to download DVDShrink from what looked like a perfectly Notebook boot 7 Pavilion HP won't Win dv7 legitimate company site After I clicked to download the program it began instead to install itself At the Win 7 HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook won't boot same time all kinds of alarms went off - Comodo Malwarebytes etc - and I quickly shut down After booting up I ran a quick Mbam scan and it found infected files which I deleted I then ran a full Mbam scan and it found a bunch more Later I also ran full Mbam and Avast scans but this time around neither came up with anything For a few days everything ran OK but then Firefox began to freeze up whenever I brought up a web page with a Youtube video on it Then other things started to freeze - Task Manager etc - and now it's reached the stage that the computer won't boot The computer won't even start in Safe Mode At best it just brings up my mouse pointer which works and the Windows Welcome screen but nothing more Different Windows messages have appeared at times one of which said something to the effect that Windows was stopping to prevent further damage There is a separate RECOVERY partition on the D drive for restoring the computer to factory settings but I can't access it Pressing the F keys on startup bring up the following screens while pressing the ESC key on startup brings up a menu listing all five of these options F - System Information F - Advanced System Diagnostics F - Boot Manager with options Hard Drive CD DVD Rom Drive Network Adapter I shifted to and booted but the only disc I have is a Win System Repair Boot Disc This kicked in started running and then fizzled out F - BIOS Setup F - System Recovery This gives options Start Windows Normally Launch Startup Repair I've run both of these many times and always with the same result - they fizzle out leaving the Windows welcome screen mouse pointer or sometimes just a blank screen Any advice members could offer would be greatly appreciated Here is a link to my earlier topic about this problem so you'll know what has already been tried http www bleepingcomputer com forums t win- -hp-pavilion-dv -notebook-frozen
I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
1. Please let us know what Windows version you have and if it's 32- or 64-bit.
2. Is the computer bootable in any mode?
Hold on there....
hi guys,yesterday i change my hdd with an SSD, without doing restore ( i want an clea installation).after mounting SSD, i insert win7 CD bootable, but on boot win7 doesn't start, start only ho restore e recovery..anybody know how i Can installare an OS?thanks to all!http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/notebook-don-t-boot-i-see-ho-restore/td-p/5609872
Hi Guys, I have a problem, i had HP Notebook - 14-ac013tu, but i cant change the boot order to USB. I already set up in BIOS menu (F10) to "USB" for priority option, but when i restart my laptop, its always boot from HDD. And also when i choose from "Change boot option (F9)", the USB boot doesnt appear. Sory for my bad english. Please, i really need your helphttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Cannot-boot-from-USB-HP-Notebook-14-ac013tu/td-p/5719151
I have an Asus G VX with Win bit Home Premium that is suppose to be installed on it from a Microsoft Win Home Premium and bit DVD Instead of installing windows bit it has a locked file boot without WinPE my way the X: to no notebook path in the bios to boot to X network volume with WinPE no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE that installs WinNT bit Client Server software in User Mode on C Virtual Network Disk Volume I am not even no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE the administrator of my own personal computer Someone I do not know and have never met is I was just given a profile in the users and administrators group I took a look at the registry many times and the registry confirms the client server configuration What is wired is that I purchased the software from Fry's and paid for the DVD and I paid for the G VX The WinPE is actually an operating system on the X volume I know because I have been in it There is no way to boot my notebook without the X WinPE network operating system booting If you attempt to recover the notebook recovers from X There are not even any Win installation files on the win DVD The other things is that after install the fake operating system masquerading as win will pass the Microsoft Genuine Security scan Take a look at X on your computer and see if you have a second operating system to no way to boot my notebook without the X: WinPE I actually thing there are three or more on mine
That sounds like a PE disk being read in your optical drive.
What evidence is there in BIOS setup that such a lock has been placed? Check every tab for anything which indicates this. Otherwise it sounds like fantasy. Your BIOS would be locked from entry if such hacking had been done. In that case you'd either reflash to the last BIOS version or ship to manufacturer to have it recovered to Factory Condition.
If there is nothing which provides proof of this in the BIOS then wiping the hard drive with Diskpart Clean All Command to do the same perfect install as Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 will leave nothing that can affect the new system at all.
Hello, I recently received a laptop from a friend that won't boot anymore. When I press the power button nothing happens. Not even the power LED next to the power jack turns on. I am pretty sure that the power adapter is working because the voltmeter shows 19.9V. I have tried to remove the battery, disconnected the power adapter and pressed the power button for about 30 seconds.Then I plugged the power adapter back in and pressed the power buttton but nothing happened.Might there be a broken fuse on the laptops motherboard? Thank you in advance.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Notebook-won-t-boot-power-LED-off/td-p/5710397
Hi guys! It's my first time here and I need help with my laptop. It's a HP dv1000 and it doesn't start. After pressing the on/off switch, the keyboard lights turn on
, apparently it tests the DVD drive and the CPU cooling fan starts up for a few seconds and then stops. Nothing else happens. No memory test, no POST, nothing.
Battery is charging regularly and the power inlet is OK too.
let's look in the GUIDES forum and see if there is an answer.... hint hint hint
So i bought a new ssd for my Hp Probook 650, a crucial ssd which came with a cloning tool so i could replace my old hdd. I put both of them into my desktop to clone. It vooted up, I downloaded the program and started cloning. Something went wrong in the cloning, so now none of them have windows etc. on them. I then try to recover it to factory settings, which it didn't allow me to. I then try to install windows onto the disc (using the desktop once again, as the laptop does not have a disc-rom nor allows me to use an external drive for boot). I have succesfully installed windows 8.1 onto the drive, and it is working in the desktop. I move it to the probook 650, but all I get is "No bootable image found, notebool will be shutdown." School starts in a day and I need help.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Notebook-won-t-boot-into-windows/td-p/5733490
Hello, my son used my wife's notebook and when he returned it, it seems as if the HD is missing. It will not boot into safe or any other mode. The only action I can get from it is swithing bios to boot from IDE and it enters Administrator: X\windows\system32\cmd.exe. Nothing works with restore, and the C:\ drive does not exit. Whenever I try to boot from a USB it says either MBR is missing or driver is missing. I tried to locate a HD with diskpart> list disk, and the reply was, There are no fixed disk. I have opened it up to ensure all connections are tight, and bios recognizes the HDD. The instalation of Win 7 does not recognize drivers and will not let me proceed.
I am at a complete loss, any information is greatly appreciated.
I would start by testing the hard drive as it may have failed - in which you need to fit a new one. You can test it with Seagate SeaTools for DOS (doesn't matter what brand the hard drive is) from here: | Seagate
Make sure you download SeaTools for DOS, not the Windows version. The DOS version is an ISO file from which you must make a CD using Nero or the free IMGBurn from here: Download ImgBurn 220.127.116.11 - FileHippo.com
When you've made the CD, boot your wife's notebook from it and the SeaTools GUI will open. Select the notebook's hard drive and run the long or extended test on it.
Acer Series 230/280 notebook with XP won't boot. Instead I see a white screen that flickers intermittently to black for the first minute or so, then just reverts to the blank white screen. The HD light is on at first, then goes out, and nothing happens. Then it lights again for a while etc.
I put the system CD in and booted. Essentially the same thing happens, tho I can hear the drive working. Ditto when I try disk 1 of the Recovery CD.
I tried following instructions to hit the F2 key, but nothing happens.
I'm using external power, not the battery.
Time to take it to the shop.