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Q: hp windows 7 laptop not starting with hard reset

Can't start windows after hard resert. Had successfully upgraded to windows 10 and was working properly. Did not completely get iso image for windows 10. Tried starting with hp recovery got fail error 570

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A: hp windows 7 laptop not starting with hard reset

Hi @deenot,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with recovery error 570. I will be glad to help you. Please look at the following links.HP Notebook PCs - System Recovery May Fail or Display Error Message (Windows 7, or Vista)Microsoft Error code: "570 User ID Failed" 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-windows-7-laptop-not-starting-with-hard-reset/td-p/5695898
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I have a Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) and i am trying to factory reset to the default settings again because of the stupid problems i am having on the tablet.
Here is the problem i am trying to get into the BIOS which is the 1 step on the Acer website but for some bizarre reason when it is completely off i press the Windows button and the power button to get in to the BIOS as it says on the Acer Website but it keeps going to the start menu/desktop now instead of going to the BIOS. :/
I have factory reset/hard reset on my Acer Iconia W700 a couple times and i never had this problem before, i gone in to the BIOS no problem!!!
Can someone help me please?? Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 tablet factory reset/hard reset problem!!! HELP!!

Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.

http://forums.windowscentral.com/general-tablet-laptop-discussion/397817-windows-8-tablet-factory-reset-hard-reset-problem-help.html
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I used the media profile to download Windows 10 to a USB and everything worked fine but now there's another problem. My laptop was working after reinstalling Windows, but then I shut my laptop over and went away for ten minutes or so and I've came back to a black screen with no display at all. The white LED is on so my laptop is on. It has around 40% charge in it as of typing this. The screen is unresponsive. Please help again but thank you for helping me fix the first issue.

A:Re: I hard reset my laptop, error occurred and now my laptop...

Hi @kirsty_mcq17, Thanks for the update on your situation. I understand that you are now having issues with the display being blank and the system unresponsive. Have you tried doing a hard reset since the system stopped responding? If the system will not boot into Windows normally, let me know if you get any errors. You can also try using Safe mode. Once you are able to log back in, please make sure you download the latest HP drivers and Windows Updates. From what you described, it sounds like the system may have gone into sleep or hibernate mode. This document will take you through troubleshooting possible issues with those features. If you feel this post has answered your question, take a moment to click Accept as Solution. Thanks!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Re-I-hard-reset-my-laptop-error-occurred-and-now-my-laptop/td-p/5672477
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My laptop was running slow so I thought I would do a hard reset since I didn't have any important files on it. So I reset it and I got a blue screen error, then a listing screen with a popup box saying there was an error or my computer restarted and I should press OK to install. I found a solution online to get past the popup box, I don't remember what it was though, but now my laptop is stuck in a state of constant reboot. It goes like this:Blue HP Logo with loading circle,Black screen,Blue HP Logo,Installing and configuring Windows install screen that doesn't move past 64%,And then black screen. This process constantly repeats.Please help.

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i want to hard reset my laptop bac to out of the box factory settings but everytime i try it with the f11 option it keeps asking for a disc to continue. laptop didnt come with a operating system disc. and if i try to fully reset it throught the options menu it doesnt do anything, all it does is say this will take a moment then that screen closes and nothing ever happens it takes me back to my desktop but never resets my computer.

A:i can not hard reset my laptop

Hello, Your PC came with Windows 8.1. The Win 10 upgrade killed the recovery partition. You need an HP Recovery disc set . The Grzy

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Initially I was facing a problem wherein the keys A,S,D,F and some other keys were not working. The mousepad was also not working fine. I searched the net and got a page that suggested hard reset. Hence, I did the followingStep 01. Turned OFF the NotebookStep 02. Un-plugged the Power/AC Adapter and also removed the BatteryStep 03. Pressed and Held the Power Button of the Notebook for a full minuteStep 04. Re-inserted the battery back in  As soon as I re-inserted the battery, the following happenedPower button with LED indicator - is continuously onBattery charging LED indicator - is continuously onPower/standby LED indicator - is continuously onScreen is blank. Nothing is displayed on screen If I remove the battery the lights shut down. As soon as I put the battery the lights are on. Pressing the power button continuouslt doesn't help. Can someone please help in resolving the issue and starting my laptop.

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My laptop won't start.  I have read through this blog, and did a hard reset (twice) and it still won't start.  I've had this issue in the past and have been able to solve it with a hard reset, but not this time.   What else can I do? The battery still had some "juice" in it as recently as last week, as I was able to use it without power for a few hours with no problems.   Thanks.  

A:Laptop still won't turn on after hard reset

Hi there @PaulaEmde,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your notebook is not powering up. I am happy to help with this. When it is plugged in do you see a charging LED lit?When you try to power it on, is there any sound of the unit starting, like the fans spinning or the sound of the hard drive spinning up?Do you have another power adapter available that you can try?Have you tried a different electrical outlet?Do you have a direct power connection, or are you using a power bar, or UPS? For now give these a try, and let me know the results and the answers to my questions. Hopefully one of these will resolve the issue, but if not, the answers may help to localize the cause.Using and Testing the AC Power AdapterHP Notebook PCs - Computer does not start (Windows 8)Improving Battery Performance (Windows 8, 7, Vista)

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Hi all nbsp Just reset laptop, deleted OS Hard yesterday I tried using my laptop at which point it froze and I had to force it to shut down After several failed attempts at switching it on again it gave me the error message that it found no bootable device nbsp Looking on the HP website I saw that Hard reset laptop, OS deleted they recommended a hard reset which I performed However now when I switch the laptop on it asks me to install an OS nbsp I do have a repair disc however I have no system image for my own laptop which I can use to resotre it I do have my files backed up I've tried using my brother's laptop's system image we have the same model but my laptop would not recognise it on the external hard drive on which it is saved nbsp Does anyone know how I could get my OS back without purchasing a new install disc nbsp Thank you nbsp in advance for the help nbsp Extra info in case it is relevant nbsp Laptop was purchased in Summer Upgraded to Windows from in Summer Have had no problem with Windows until now nbsp

A:Hard reset laptop, OS deleted

Hi, As long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 7, you can just create your own Windows 10 installation media and perform a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ Regards, DP-K

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I've tried the hard reset 3 tines, I've replaced the battery with a new one, and still my laptop will not turn on. The white led light starts out white while plugged in, then turns amber, then turns white after a few minutes and starts blinking. If I attempt to power on the laptop while it's plugged in, the led light turns off and does not turn back on until I take the battery out, put it back in and plug the ac adapter in again. Nothing turns on, no fans and no keyboard lights. The only sign of power is the led light. Help please!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Even-after-a-hard-reset-my-hp-laptop-won-t-turn-on/td-p/5655805
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Yesterday my laptop suddenly stopped responding. I followed the tutorial and removed the battery and tried booting up the laptop using the charger. It doesn't work. I can see the charger port going from white to orange and then blank in quick succession. Then I tried keeping the battery and the charger plugged in for a long time without turning on the laptop. The charger remains orange for more than an hour before turning white.   I tried running the laptop after couple of hours and it boots up fine. But on the other hand, charger starts to act up again cycling through nothing, orange and white. So when the battery charge falls below 15%, it goes through low battery and then showing a bit of charge then again warning.  

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my speakers and microphone had stopped working...everything else was fine so i followed the steps to resolve issue on hp support.when it asked to do a hard reset i followed the instructions but my laptop will not now restart...am just getting a very quick flash fron on button then nothing...need help to resolve this

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/laptop-wont-restart-after-hard-reset/td-p/5611725
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The thing is that a guy came to me forgotting his BIOS Password and Hard disk Password on his Toshiba!! I managed to remove the hard disk and installing it on my computer unfortunately it didn't read it since a password is locking the hard disk any ideas?? Thank you!
 

A:How to reset a Laptop Hard disk password

SORRY, you'll have to read the tech guy forum rules on this one. No one here can supply Information on unlocking passwords etc. We cannot verify your reasons for doing so!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-reset-a-laptop-hard-disk-password.773789/
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Gud day, asking for support how to hard reset HP Stream x360 Convertible LaptopCo'z when i turn on the unit the light was blingking the same when sleep mode???

A:Hard Reset HP Stream x360 Convertible Laptop

Hi @Yes69? ,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Notebook and Notebook does not turn on. Try performing a hard reset. 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 8.Please let me know how this goes.Thanks.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Hard-Reset-HP-Stream-x360-Convertible-Laptop/td-p/5176130
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Hello, I was hoping maybe somebody could help me with this laptop. The issue I'm having is most of the time when I walk away from it and leave it on, upon returning the screen is just black, the computer is running but there is no response on the keyboard or mouse, which requires a hard shutdown and a restart. It then says it was not shut down properly, I start it up, and it runs fine until the next time I walk away and it does this freeze thing. I also want to note that it does not always do this, sometimes it sleeps like it should, but the problem is increasing in frequency.

A:Laptop screen goes black, requiring hard reset

No I have had this before its the drivers, the video card is going out, anything? Nobody on this forum has seen a laptop that would keep running but freeze on a black screen after going idle?

Take a guess!

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/262272-laptop-screen-goes-black-requiring-hard-reset.html
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Dear HP, My laptop will not turn on anymore. Nothing happens. I tried the hard reset, by unplugging everything. Also battery and power cord. pressed on/off button for 30 seconds. When I put in the power cord. The led next to it, is not burning. Dear HP, do you have a suggestion what I can do to fix this problem? With kind regards,Richard

A:Laptop wil not turn on anymore. Hard reset is not working

If the power jack LED is not on we can figure it may be the power supply. It might not be putting out power. Just about any electronics shop can test its power output. How old is the unit? Still under warranty?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Laptop-wil-not-turn-on-anymore-Hard-reset-is-not-working/td-p/5629650
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On friday as I turned the computer on and went Laptop - malware not - starting virus -Hard drive? to get my coffee When I returned I found a black screen with the arrow in the middle of the screen Rebooting the first thing that came up was the HP screen then something I never saw before - a message at the bottom of the screen said quot windows is loading files Laptop not starting - virus - malware -Hard drive? quot Next the Microsoft Corporation runner starts at the bottom of screen takes longer the normal next the screen goes black for a time then the arrow shows Laptop not starting - virus - malware -Hard drive? up in the middle of the screen That s it Laptop not starting - virus - malware -Hard drive? the hard drive light blinks a little but that s it I have tried the safe mode but still no startup As I try this procedure a few times the computer gets piss and beeps about times The only thing I can think of is I have a bad virus of maybe I need a new hard drive Can t use virus or malware remover as I can t get the computer to start Any one have any ideas I have a HP HDX X - us Notebook PC Sys VISTA One year old Bludragoon

A:Laptop not starting - virus - malware -Hard drive?

Do you have a Vista DVD at hand, or, when tapping f8 on startup, do you see the option "repair windows"? If so, please perform a startup repair

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/359349/laptop-not-starting-virus-malware-hard-drive/
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I have a Sony Vaio VPCEA FX how stupid responding disk not not hard Vaio starting; laptop Sony of me to buy a discontinued model gt lt and it won't start It get's to that Windows screen with the colorful flag thing stays for - minutes then bam BSOD and then it Sony Vaio laptop not starting; hard disk not responding tries to restart but then before it gets to the Windows start up screen it says quot Operating System not found quot I had a problem with this computer before and I took it to the Sony place to fix it and it was fine I remember some of the things the Sony Vaio laptop not starting; hard disk not responding tech guy told me on the phone before I brought it in though I tried to start in Safe Mode With Networking but it won't work The last file is starts was CLASSPNP and it just freezes there it won't start at all I turned on my laptop and held F I tried to restore my laptop with factory settings but that did absolutely nothing Now I think I lost all my pictures and stuff now When I restarted my computer I got an option 'Boot with Windows Repair' I THINK that's what it said I'll fix that later I tried all those options even opening the command prompt lol and nothing 'Startup Repair' failed I went to the details and the most seemingly helpful line was on the bottom it said quot Root cause found A hard disk could not be found If a hard disk is installed it is not responding quot Right now it's sitting in 'Advanced Boot Options' cause idk what to do now Please help I need my computer for homework Forgive the language and faces by the way I'm a year old girl lol Edit Yes I did see the BSOD Posting Instructions but I can't start my computer at all to download anything

A:Sony Vaio laptop not starting; hard disk not responding

Hello ffrustrated and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry to hear you're having all these issues. Couple of questions for you. ( Well, actually, several questions. )

1. When you got your Vaio did you buy it new?
2. Did you create the Vaio recovery disks when you first got the computer?
3. How long ago was it that you went to Sony to get it fixed?
4. Did the repair facility give any warranty on the repairs?
5. What was wrong with it?
6. With the machine turned off, can you access the Vaio Care software by clicking the ASSIST button at the top of your keyboard?

Sorry for all the questions but it might help us figure out the best course of action to get your machine up and running again.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/207614-sony-vaio-laptop-not-starting-hard-disk-not-responding.html
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Hi all,

I would like to hard reset my Toshiba Satellite because none of my programs (Except Safari) can't connect to the internet.

The fact is that I bought this Toshiba under Windows Vista and I would like to keep Windows 7 (that I bought directly online)

So can I keep Windows 7? And how can I reset this PC properly?


Thanks for helping me!

A:Hard Reset a Toshiba Windows 7 and keep curent OS

As long as you have the key for Windows 7 you should be fine. You could do an upgrade installation on top of Windows 7. However I do not recomend this. You still need to know your Windows 7 Key to do this.

I would Reinstall Vista and then Reinstall Windows 7.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/194106-hard-reset-toshiba-windows-7-keep-curent-os.html
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Hi I have a problem which has gotten worse over the last few days I have a dell xps with water cooling the water cooling fan went out causing over heating and shut downs I have a dual boot setup with - gig hard drives Vista Ulti and Win Pro I have a qx extreme chip and gtx video cards gigs of Corsair Dominator ram and a Creative Titanium Pro sound card Drivers were all updated reset 7 Windows ro 64 hard requires Freezes Everything was running pretty good after the inital install a few freeze ups maybe while playing WOW vista does the same thing occassionally After dell repaired the watre cooling they also replaced the mother board this ruined my dual boot setup and after talking with microsoft tech they did a repair which fixed the dual boot problem Then the freezes became more often And can happen at anytime sitting at desktop gaming or surfing internet My descent setup is now crap Currently I used driver sweeper Windows 7 ro 64 Freezes requires hard reset and removed the nvidia display drivers and am now running windows display driver WDDMV and these didnt fix it either Any help would be appreciated Thx

A:Windows 7 ro 64 Freezes requires hard reset

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Serbsniper


Hi I have a problem which has gotten worse over the last few days. I have a dell 730 xps with water cooling, the water cooling fan went out causing over heating and shut downs. I have a dual boot setup with 2-500 gig hard drives, Vista 32 Ulti and Win 7 Pro 64. I have a qx9650 extreme chip and 2 gtx 280 video cards, 8 gigs of Corsair Dominator ram and a Creative Titanium Pro sound card. Drivers were all updated. Everything was running pretty good after the inital install, a few freeze ups maybe while playing WOW, vista 32 does the same thing, occassionally. After dell repaired the watre cooling they also replaced the mother board, this ruined my dual boot setup and after talking with microsoft tech, they did a repair which fixed the dual boot problem. Then the freezes became more often. And can happen at anytime, sitting at desktop, gaming or surfing internet. My descent setup is now crap. Currently I used driver sweeper 2.1.0 and removed the nvidia display drivers, and am now running windows display driver 8.15.11.8593 5/14/09 WDDMV 1.1 and these didnt fix it either. Any help would be appreciated. Thx


Hi and welcome

We are going to need a ton more info before we can be of much use to you.

First thing we want to do is look in event viewer. Next time you freeze type eventvwr in search. goto the windows log>application tab. You want to look for errors ( they have red "X" in the left hand column). when you find them and you will, use the built in snipping tool (type snipping in search) to make screenshot and upload it using the attadchment icon( shaped like a paperclip) on the reply form

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Let us know if you need help with that

ken J+

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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here is the background story i had a G hard drive in my dell dimension that i swapped not up hard switched drives/windows starting out a year ago for a larger hard drive my mother the other day gave me switched hard drives/windows not starting up her old dell dimension that she took her hard drive out of so i put the switched hard drives/windows not starting up old G in that one the last night and now i am getting the message on start up of quot WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE BUT WINDOWS DID NOT START SUCCESSFULLY A RECENT HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE CHANGE MIGHT HAVE CAUSED THIS quot then it gives me options to start windows SAFE MODE SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION START WINDOWS NORMALLY everytime i click any of these options it pulls up a loading bar and once the loading bar is full it doesn t do anything else like it is locked when i switched hard drives/windows not starting up try any of the safe mode options it pulls up a list and then stops and i can t do anything else any suggestions the OS on the old G was XP although i believe my mother was running ME on the computer before pulling the hard drive not sure itf that matters all help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance nbsp

A:switched hard drives/windows not starting up

i have researched on this forum and i have found that everyone gets this blue screen...i however, do not. hope this helps too.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/switched-hard-drives-windows-not-starting-up.41340/
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hi my acer aspire E17 was upgraded to windows 10, something has happened and I can't reset my computer saying that my hard drive with windows is locked. I have tried lots of stuff but wont let me reste my computer with files?Help.

A:locked hard drive wont let me reset windows 10

check on BIOS if your HDD password is set as frozen:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32674/~/bios-password-frozen

http://community.acer.com/t5/Windows-10/locked-hard-drive-wont-let-me-reset-windows-10/td-p/453372
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Just a word of thanks and a hint for anyone who has problems with these machines.

I tried for hours to hard reset my tablet. Nothing worked. In desperation I Googled and came up with a closed thread on this site dealing with my problem. I can't add to it to say how much I appreciate the help. If I am posting in the wrong place, please forgive a newbie.

To hard reset, first power off, then hold down the vol down button. Press the power button and hold down until a recovery screen pops up. Follow the prompts. Works like a dream.

Thanks again
 

A:Proline W835G Tablet. Windows 8.1 Hard Reset

Bungle..... welcome to the TSG Forums...

If you want to refer to a CLOSED Thread then you can C&P the URL into your Post to enable others to view the Thread.

As for the instructions for a Hard Reset...... makes you wonder what exactly is that white powder that this programmer was putting in that cup of Java..... perhaps not sugar....

T.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/proline-w835g-tablet-windows-8-1-hard-reset.1145665/
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As it almost 1 day left before 7/8.1 users will able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, would you hard reset your computer before you upgrade, or just let it be as it is before you upgrade?

A:Hard reset your 8.1 PC before you install the Windows 10 free upgrade

I did not do a new install when I loaded the 10240 release on my desktop. Doing a new install on a PC; especially if you have lots of programs and data loaded, is not a trivial task.
Doing a new install on a phone is one thing; on a PC, I have never done it. Haven't had any major problems but I'm not a power user.
I guess it's up to you.

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-8/369596-hard-reset-your-8-1-pc-before-you-install-windows-10-free-upgrade.html
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I contacted HP support which charged me $65 to tell me to purchase a $140 Hard Drive and $20 recovery disks. I have installed the hard drive and used the recovery disks now i get stuck at Starting Windows screen. I have no clue what to do. I have let it sit for 1.5 hours just to see if it would eventually start and nothing.

The issue started with mouse touchpad stopped working and the light on the side of the laptop turned from white to a pinkish color. It is a HP Pavilion DV6 that this happened to with windows 7 64 bit.

A:Frozen at Starting windows, after hard drive install

Have you made sure all your hardware is properly seated and connected to your motherboard? How recently have purchased the hard-drive, it may still be under warranty or still valid for a refund.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/254286-frozen-starting-windows-after-hard-drive-install.html
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My friend's computer is showing this error: "A hard disk problem is preventing windows from starting"
I've attached a photo. I know it's Windows 7. Not sure what to do next & would appreciate any help or suggestions you might have. Thanks
 

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Hi I have a HP laptop that is a couple problem? starting...virus or drive 7 not Windows hard years old When I turn it on it goes to the screen that with the Windows 7 not starting...virus or hard drive problem? HP logo on it and Windows 7 not starting...virus or hard drive problem? the bottom left says Press esc key for startup menu From here either the screen turns black with a little white hyphen underscore thing flashing in the upper left corner or it stays on the HP Logo screen flashing every few seconds I am able to go into the Startup Menu A friend told me to press F -Boot device options It then takes me to a blue gray screen called Boot Option Menu with two options Notebook hard drive or Internal cd dvd rom drive I pressed the first one notebook hard drive but then it goes back to the Hp Logo screen an annoying cycle Is this a virus problem or hard drive Also if the laptop is done for I have a lot of important stuff saved on it that I did not back up Would I be able to somehow save all my documents onto a CD Thank you so much for your help

A:Windows 7 not starting...virus or hard drive problem?

Could be either...Lets see if running this gets you at least to a condition to back off your data. Please download the Avira AntiVir Rescue System .Place a blank CD in your burner and double-click on the rescue system package (rescuecd.exe) to burn it to a CD/DVD which you can then use to boot your computer and run a scan. For detailed instructions, refer to the Tutorial for Avira Rescue CD. If you encounter problems running Avira AntiVir Rescue System, you can get further assistance at the Avira Tools Support Forum.  What is your Operating system?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489381/windows-7-not-startingvirus-or-hard-drive-problem/
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I've had my Toshiba Qosmio x505-Q8102 Laptop for 3 years now and yesterday the hard disk failed due to a vicous virus and unfortunately I've lost the windows 7 recovery disc, but I've managed to discover a backup recovery option involving pushing the F12 key on startup and resetting the laptop to its original factory settings I thought this solved all my problems and everything was fine but, the lid accidentaly got closed today and the screen went black when I finally opened it, but it would not respond to anything. So I shut down my Toshiba laptop and now I've gotten the error again  "A hard disk problem is preventing Windows from starting" I could try to restore it back to its factory settings, but that wouldn't solve the problem entirely it still will black screen at the windows login screen and I would have to restore it once again to its factory settings.
 
 

A:"A hard disk problem is preventing Windows from starting"

Welcome,
You might want to consider that the HDD has failed.
Keep us posted

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A:lumia 535 on latest windows 10 update. can't perform a hard reset.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question after the latest windows 10 update my pin lock pad doesn't show(known issue). tried hard reset but after the exclamation mark appears as soon as the volume up button is pressed the phone reboots hence the the hard reset is not possible.
ive tried it several times but can't reach the reset.
any solutions ? you can use WDRT tool to roll back to stable windows build. and join the fast ring in future where the builds have become much more reliable.
walkthrough is here :> How to roll back Windows 10 Mobile from Fast and Slow Ring to Production release | Windows Central

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Reset Windows 8

   Information

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run this tool, copy/paste the output
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

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Sorry, the Attachment Manager seems to be not working with Google Chrome, I post the URL of the results from running "dm_log_collector.exe":

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I am under the impression your Laptop is still under warranty, I would just tell Dell that you want a complete replacement, back up whatever files you can first and then ship them your faulty laptop.
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If it was factory restored there would be none of her files remaining.

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A:Sony Vaio Laptop goes black just after Windows 7 starting windows logo

Hey, nevermind.  I spent the weekend and the last 2 days slogging through the internet and I think we are good.  Not as elegant of a solution to be sure but things are working again and that is good enough for now.  Keep up the good work!  No need to spend any time on this one.  Consider it resolved. 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/522130/sony-vaio-laptop-goes-black-just-after-windows-7-starting-windows-logo/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/117840-uninstall-remove-software-safe-mode.html
 
Louis

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Lee72 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Next time, repeatedly press F2 and when the diagnostics menu comes on screen, select the option to test the hard drive. Sounds like the drive might be failing. IF it passes those diagnostics, then the problem is more likely that the boot files have become corrupted. To help with that, we would need to know the version of the OS running on the PC (i.e., Win7, Win8x, or Win10).We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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Using the System Reset can be done without a disc.  There is a partition on the hdd just for this type of recovery.
 
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-2000-laptop-power-settings-get-reset.86617/
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A:Trying to reset a laptop with Windows 8, but keep getting black screen w/ cursor

just as an fyi, a lot of us are at work when using this site. As a result, I know I cannot see the pics you posted as I've blocked the site imgur at work. Any chance you can upload them just into this site?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/trying-to-reset-a-laptop-with-windows-8-but-keep-getting-black-screen-w-cursor.1147555/
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Sure you don't mind to loose everything?!

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Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hi pelichjohn,
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19517950
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Try clicking on the Drive Options (Advanced) to delete all partitions, as fundamental to reinstalling any Windows OS as booting the installer.

I notice when you try UEFI mode there are no UEFI devices listed to boot. Try it again and this time put in the DVD or flash stick formatted only with Option One of UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows.

Either way you must delete all partitions using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7/8 of Clean Install Windows 7 during install to begin, then either create new partitions if you have a scheme in mind (e.g. OS on one, Data on another) or create and format one large OS.

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A:AMD Radeon™ HD6490M drivers hanging Starting Windows Screen (laptop)

Welcome to the forums.

Where did you get the graphics drivers from? For a laptop, you should only use the drivers that are provided by the manufacturer. In this case, Samsung.

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A:Winxp Installation On Toshiba A105 Laptop Freezes On "setup Is Starting Windows"

Are you reloading from the Toshiba supplied recovery CD/DVD's? If so, the most likely cause is a scratched or dirty CD/DVD.

If it's a regular Windows installation CD, then it's likely to be either the scratched or dirty CD/DVD or a hardware compatibility that isn't covered in the standard XP installation media.

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Hi have you fixed this issue or still require assistance??
 

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Which password ?  Windows log in password or BIOS password ?

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A:Windows 7 laptop stuck at "Starting Windows" screen

Work through the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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