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Hp Hard reset wont work

Q: Hp Hard reset wont work

Stuck on blue restarting screen after update. Tried to perform a hard reset by holding down the power button, was unsussecful. Also tried power button + mute...that too didnt not work. It doesnt seem to be reponding to anything. Its been "restarting" for 3 hours.
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A:Computer wont reset (Hard or Software)

A strange problem indeed.

Triple check your wiring is correct using your motherboard manual. Be sure the motherboard is mounted correctly on the standoffs and no grounds are occurring.

Faulty buttons on the case itself?

Reset bios to optimal defaults, clear cmos.

After that I would return the mobo.

Sorry I cant be more specific, Hope this helps.
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check on BIOS if your HDD password is set as frozen:
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A:There is an exclamation mark on my screen and a soft/hard reset won't work

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have had other problems with it too keeps trying to call people on what's app , also freezing completely until I switch it off and on again Hard reset key sequence:
Unplug your phone
Hold vol up then plug charger. Keep holding till a ! mark appears
Leave button then press one key once: vol up, vol down, power, vol down
Gears should appear, keep phone plugged and under wifi coverage.
If still not working, last resource is a pc with WDRT and a usb cable for recovery
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A:Hard Drive Wont Work

Most Sata boards require an external driver not on the windows disk to be detected during a windows installation. This is because SATA ports are integrated into the raid controllers on motherboards. The motherboard drivers CD should have raid drivers. you need to make a floppy disk with the drivers. and an OEMtext file. most comapnies offer an executable file that will put those files to a disk for you. No, you cannot run teh drivers from a CD. it must be from a floppy.
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A:hard drive wont work

Whats the reboot disk?

If its a Dell, HP, or another big brand name system then you should have a Recovery CD/DVD. If its a custom built computer you should have a Windows CD.

With either type of disc you need to enter the BIOS setup, usually DEL or F2 on startup, and change the boot order so that the CD\DVD drive is the first boot device and the hard drive is the second boot device.
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A:Hard drive wont work!!!

Oh nvm guys sorry i found the solution myself...
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A:Hard Drive Wont Work.

Its broke, take it back. If you want proof its broke take that cd that came with it and boot up, try to have it pass the diagnostics tests. If it even finds the disk. Hard drives should never click/tick/squeek.
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A:New computer, hard-drives wont work

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A:Solved: Defragmentation of hard drive wont work.

Is this solved? If not, reboot and let chkdsk run.
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Are you running the HDD and combi-drive on the same IDE cable?
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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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Hello ElliottGenocide

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Quote: Originally Posted by stevebe

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A:Win7 wont boot - BSOD and reset

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A:Computer wont let me reset it to factory condition

When you try to reset your computer to the original factory settings do you have a copy of them available to the computer as a reference? Like a backup or an image file or even the installation disks?
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A:Windows Reset Won't Work

Might take longer , but why not wipe clean and do a new complete reinstall , may well be faster than trying to fix in the long run.
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A:'Reset this PC' doesn't work

Hi richardsolomon,

You might consider doing a clean install at this point. A clean installation, over an upgrade, seems to resolve a host of different problems. The only issue might be whether or not your Win-10 has been activated. I'm unclear if you are able to still fully access your system, but if you can get to the 'System' (Start > Ctrl Panel> System), take a look at see if it shows if it's been activated.
Windows 10 - Clean Install

If it's not showing that has been, then you might see if you can find the Win-7 keycode. I'm not sure if this will be needed, and perhaps somebody will post some additional, but you might need to use that for the clean install. (I'm still unclear as to exactly when the keys are needed and when they are not)

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A:I reset my router and now it won't work!

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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I know that in the week that my mother had this computer, she managed to get a couple viruses from 3rd party search bars that she was prompted to download which were causing issues. I wonder if I didn't get it all cleaned off and there is something that won't let the computer reset?

A:Windows Reset Won't Work

Might take longer , but why not wipe clean and do a new complete reinstall , may well be faster than trying to fix in the long run.
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A:ran GMER.exe, random reset, explorer wont load.

Hello.GMER is a scan only tool unless you had used any of the other features and should not cause such a problem. Please try booting into Safe Mode.With Regards,The Panda
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A:Just done factory reset, Chrome seems to have installed but wont open/do anything.

It's quite possible that there are remnants of the pre-installed Chrome on the computer, but how did you uninstall McAfee as just using the standard Windows Uninstall via Progs & Features is insufficient, as it leaves residue in the reg which can cause conflict problems.

These Chrome troubleshooting links may be of some help Troubleshooting - Google Chrome Help
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A:system wont reset to factory. Says missing files.

Hi, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome ! I am afraid there is a bad news. The code shows that your Hard Disk Drive (HDD) has failed. This is a hardware problem - faulty Hard Disk drive (HDD). You will probably not be able to recovery your files (more to follow). I also see your warranty period has expired.  Your options:  If your computer is with warranty period expired, you will need to replace the faulty HDD - buy it on your own. There are variety of options - vendors you can choose from - you need 2.5 inches HDD SATA. You can get it online or from PC retail store.   How to replace the faulty HDD with new HDD or new SSD: please, find info and instruction in your computer's manual or watch YouTube videos examples for HP 2000 (example > . If you do not want to do this on your own, please bring the computer (or ship it) to HP Authorized Service Center where the technicians will do this for you. If you are not sure where such a center is located, check these or contact HP for assistance in finding the nearest one for you:>>>>>>   Last part - once you replace the faulty component - you will need to reinstall back your operating system - Windows or another. So, IF your computer originally came with Windows preinstalled by HP (a.k.a. OEM Windows), then you need to use HP recovery media - DVDs or USB pen drive you have previously created   or   recovery media purchased from HP. Some general info >> You can purchase the recovery media from here >> Instructions how to perform recovery >>   Please, let me know how it goes and do post back if you need assistance. Looking forward to your feeback/reply.
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A:HP Pavilion x2 failed factory reset now wont load

Enter the BIOS by pressing the power button and immediately tapping the F10 key. Change the system date to 01-20-2014 Press the F10 key again to save the change.  Try booting again from the recovery media.
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A:Vista failed on factory reset now wont re-install

hi shotr of a reinstall i would have a look here for more info i would also look at trying a linux live cd to see if you can access the drive and save the data to an external hdd or some media if possible then go for a reinstall however that is a last resort try pb first they may have something
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A:Dv6700 laptop wont power on after cmos reset

Yeah I had the same problem. I Don't know u laptop or desktop model, but exist a Crisis Recovery Disk.

If you put your model maybe can extend the information about.

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Make a USB or DVD (from ISO) to clean install.
W10 Media creation Tool allows free upgrade before 29th July.
If you wish to stay with W8.1, see W8.1 Media Creation Tool
(Microsoft servers give blank page for this just now. Check later today)
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A:Can't get reset to work. Says I am missing a partition.

Welcome to EightForums.

Is this a New PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed?
For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.

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HI @oujulie, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that after the factory reset, the laptop cannot connect to the WiFi networks.Please follow this document for troubleshooting:HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8) Let me know if it helps. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards,
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