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Q: Won't start. Tried hard reset and everything

I shut down my laptop today and went shopping. When I came home, it wouldn't turn on. This has happened a couple of times before and I've tried giving it a hard reset. I tried turning it on without the battery and just the power cord and nothing. The light where the power cord goes in is on when it is plugged in. I tried everything and still won't start. My warranty for this laptop is gone and don't know what else to try. Please help!

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A: Won't start. Tried hard reset and everything

Hi @krakaholyknight, Thank you for your query. I am happy to lend a helping hand. To confirm that I have the correct product, yours is a HP Stream Notebook-11-d007na? I understand that your notebook was working when you shut it down. When you tried turning it on again it would not start. This has occurred a couple of times before and a hard reset resolved the issue. You tried removing the battery but that did not help. You do see a light on the power port when connected to AC power. Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10). Please let me know the outcome. If this has helped you to resolve the issue, please click on "Accept as Solution" on said post. To show that you 'like', or are thankful for my post, kindly click the ?Thumbs Up? below. If there is anything else I can do to help, please be sure to let me know!
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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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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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A:Dell XPS 12 - Won't start / power up after hard reset

OK - I've narrowed it down to the following:
When the laptop is "asleep" it eventually goes into power down mode. It appears that connecting a power adapter to the laptop at this point will cause it to go into a confused state where, when the power button is pushed,  the laptop fan comes on but no light on the power button or on the keyboard - the screen  stays blank.  The laptop fan runs (it's very quiet - you have to hold the laptop up to your ear to hear it.)
I don't know if the cause is a low battery or if the problem is simply with the state of the CPU at power down.  I just know that when it happens, it if I disconnect the power adapter and hold the power button until the laptop fan shuts off, the hard reset allows it to come back normally.  If you leave the power adapter attached, it will charge the battery but will not allow the laptop to start.
I've repeated this experiment several times with the same result every time. I'm guessing there's a bug in the BIOS that sets an error state that won't clear with the power adapter attached. Doing the hard reset without the adapter appears to clear the problem reliably.
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Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.
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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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A:Reset all accounts and start account wizard on next start.

Why not just create a new admin account in the owner's name, delete the one you made, then let the customer add others as required.
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A:did a reset and now it won't start

well I figured it out myself by hitting the F11 key repeatedly and following the menu there. Thanks for putting that online HP
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A:Hard reset

No. A hard reset will not caue data loss.
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A:Hard Reset

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What OS is the upgrade kit? It is 8 or 8.1?
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A:Disable Hard Reset

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A:HDMI Hard Reset.

Hello,Sorry just got everything sorted thanks.
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A:Hard power reset

I asked HP about this earlier today.   There is no current documentation that describes how to hard reset an x360 notebook.   I have no idea as to how long it wil take before the Hard reset document is updated. As soon as it happens I will let you know.
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A:Reset Hard Drive

Hi .

If "reset" means delete everything...

You can just use the XP delete everything on any drive, before creating a new partition/formatting/installing XP.

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A:PC will only boot after hard reset.

Wow, sounds like you've essentially swapped in a brand new computer.

You didn't put jumpers on the hard drive, did you? I've heard of that messing up SATA drives. Poke around the BIOS and mess with the drive settings, including raid configs that might not exist. it definately sounds like a BIOS problem related to your hard drive.

That does seem like a royal pain though.
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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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Repeat the installation of Windows process again. The Installation got interrupted in which means there is no Boot manager install or it is corrupted, including perhaps other Windows System files.
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You can backup your files to a USB HDD with an booting from an Ubuntu Live CD.
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if u have ur xp cd u can bootup with it and run repair
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Hi chubbyfatazn...

So you don't get any response at all from powering up? No bleeps or error messages or any kind?
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Did you right click the Hard drive and then format it?
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Please provide full specs of your PC including PSU make/model/wattage so we know what we're looking at. Could quite possibly be a PSU problem, but we need all your other hardware info too (CPU, Motherboard, RAM etc).

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'Could the problem possibly be an adapter card in one of the clients?'


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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. Regards, DP-K
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Thank you for supplying your specs, but you forgot the most important one, the Power Supply Unit.
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I would use backup imaging instead of cloning which can adversely affect Disk Mgmt settings if not closely monitored.

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A:my default home page...have to reset it after each start up..please help!

you have a cws hijack

Download & Run CWshredder from
Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
and make sure you follow the advice about the security updates listed at the bottom of the page, in order to prevent re-infection, otherwise you will be continually reinfected
the patches are :
then reboot & post a new hiajck this log
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Can you order recovery disks from the manufacturer ?

EDIT--- After you get it fixed, it would be a good idea to get Macrium Reflect.

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I bought the paid version & consider the money well spent.

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Hello Rawad,

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Please try the structural troubleshooting from the following weblink which might resolve the issue:
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Can you not get back into the bios??

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Quote: Originally Posted by Serbsniper

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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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I found this
Windows* 2000 and Windows* NT 4.0 using the Intel® NetportExpress? print server Add Printer Wizard or LPR printing.
what OS are you using
may need additional softwares
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