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HP Pavilion 510-a010 How do I boot from a DVD?(I want to ...

Q: HP Pavilion 510-a010 How do I boot from a DVD?(I want to ...

I need instructions about how to get the computer to boot from a CD/DVD, so I can test a Backup Recover DVD that I just created. I use Esc and the function-key to reach the Startup Boot Menu, but which option will allow boot from DVD?Error messages, if any: NONEAny changes made to your system before the issue occurred: NONE

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A: HP Pavilion 510-a010 How do I boot from a DVD?(I want to ...

Hi: Please read this general guide for how to boot from a DVD on all desktop PC's that come with Windows 8 or newer... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03659945/

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The HP website claims the 510-a010 has 5.1 channel audio.  I have a logitech z506 system properly connected to the 3 jacks in the rear panel.  All I can get is stereo.  I think I need to reconfigure the back panel jacks but do not know how. Have tried several drivers - current version is 6.0.1.7673, but all drivers on HP site have same issue. Any ideas?  Thanks The following text is from the HP spec page for this model. Audio Codec: ALC3863-CGHigh Definition (Azalia) 5.1 channel audio supportAudio jack presence detection

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I am trying to add a second display to a Pavilion 510-a010.  New display is on a VGA cable, and there is a splitter, but the new display is not detected.  I have applied the latest HP update for the AMD Radeon video, but it has not enabled the second display as anything but a copy of display #1.  How do I add a second display, or do I have to get another computer?

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I am wishing to upgrade the hard drive in my new Envy AIO since it came with only a 5400rpm drive to a hybrid 7200rpm. I have read from previous posts that it is difficult due to the location of the drive sitting behind the curved monitor and to access it you have to remove it. I also have watched a video on someone doing this but they didn't mention how they were able to over come the strong adhesive that attaches the bevel to the monitor without breaking the screen. Is there a documented way to remove the bevel without force? This seems to be a poor engineering design for hard drive replacement or upgrades as well as memory grades where you have to go a step furhter and remove the motherboard since the RAm is located on the back side with no access. I am a computer engineer and very hardware savy and am very concerned about opening up the system to upgrade the hard drive. Any suggestions for removing the bevel safely would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello. My new (1) month old computer has no power. It's a tower but has a power supply on the cord like a laptop.90W 19.5V.My multimeter says it is only putting out 16 volts.Computer does nothing. Would a 3.5 volt drop in this power cause this?HP support only open 9-5 M-F and it's Sat night.Seems like such a small power supply for even the little tower this is.Can I get this under warranty?Thanks for your time.Robert 

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Does anyone know whether it is possible and how difficult it is to update the i5 CPU to an i7?  

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Hi i purchase the envy 34-a010, and sometimes it freezes and i have to turn it off completely. Need HELP! Thanks

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Just about every time I'm on the computer, either AVG or Prevx1 finds a bunch of files that begin with A010...with various numbers. Extensions include exe, bat, com, and dll. I feel like I have a serious problem here. What do I do?!?

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I noticed in your other post you said that you're close to formatting your HD...well before you do that, try this!I suggest posting a HijackThis log in the HJT Logs and Analysis Forum. Here is a link to that Forum: HJT ForumPlease follow the preparation directions and try not to alter your system until you receive help from one of our HJT Team Members. These preparation directions have you run several scanners in order to remove most of the malware on your system and this may help alleviate immediate problems! The preparation directions are found at the following link:Prep Guide for Posting HJT LogsPlease note: Do not try to fix any problems with HJT yourself. This is an advanced tool and requires expert analysis.It may take a couple days to get a response, but please be patient. Once someone gets to your log you will be in good hands! I hope this helps!

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I have a new HP desktop, model number 27-A010 Touch. The microphone does not recognize my voice,. I have set up mic but it still does not work for "Cortana". I vae downloaded the most recent RealTek driver. Any sugggestions

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I would like to get the part # for the display on my all in one.  I seemed to have cracked it while i replacing the mega slow HD that came with the machine.  Is it possible to find out the part number and what the cost? Thanks

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Hello i just want to know if i could in any way install a graphics card in my mini tower or my hp(260-a010) desktop cause i cant find any ports in the computer that could be able to connect to a gpu. Also i just got in to gaming, my friends told me this model was a good pc to start off with light gaming and i what to push in to another games but the stock gpu is holding me back plz i need anyones help.

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I opened up my case but there doesnt seem to be a place to install a new GPU. I have integrated graphics, but they're not exactly great. Was wondering if I'm just missing something or if I truly just can't upgrade.

A:New HP 510-a010 owner...Any way to upgrade graphics card?

Hi: I agree with you. I took a look at the motherboard illustration, and I do not see any kind of expansion slots available for add on graphics, or any other PCIe card. The only upgrades that can be done appear to be to increase the memory if you don't already have 2 x 8 GB installed.

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I just bought this 2 days ago. The only changes I've made are recommended upgrades by HP, Windows, and installed Vipre. After uninstalling McAfee, I restarted, as required--except it's been stuck in "Restarting" for 3 hours. I read reviews on this machine after I bought it, and am wondering should I just take it back?

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Worked fine this morning but now turning power on doesn't send signal to monitor, nor does white power light button light up but something making noise, probably a fan. Unit does not appear overheated at all. It's 70 degrees in my house. I've tried turning it off for awhile and unplugging it to no avail. PC is under warranty until October 2017 that's the good news. Please help.

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HP Pavilion 6355 has the following issues:

1) Computer will not shut down by holding in power button. It must be "unplugged from outlet."

2) When power cord plugged in the light sequence on the tower reads, from left to right, yellow, green.

3) A Thumping sound comes from speakers, not the typical Bios Beeps.

4) Monitor is blank, yellow light indicator on.

5) Cannot open CD Drive, even manually.

This computer belongs to a friend of mine whose daughter uses it for High School work. She was working on it one day, received an error message, no, no, writing it down would be to easy , so she shut down using start-shutdown, and left for school. When she came back and resumed her work she was met with the above scenario.

Any ideas as to the most expeditious way to get to root of issue.
 

A:HP Pavilion will not boot up, no access to CD Drive, Using diskette failed to boot.

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I have pavilion 15 ab522tx notebook and installed with windows 10 on it. I want to boot linux from USB boot disk but i couldn't enable the USB boot option in BIOS. please guide me.

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Hi,

My HP won't boot properly. I have checked the harddisk and done a new windows installation on the HDD. So the HDD and windows are ok.

When I try to boot the PC it dies and starts over again. I can choose safe mode etc and go into the recovery console but still no success.

What can be the problem? Motherboard? RAM memories??

Is there a way to check for errors on the motherboard or RAM from the recovery console?

/Anders

A:HP pavilion with XP won't boot

Welcome to TSF....

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:

REGISTRY WARNING :

The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT and you would use this to backup the registry after running the r... Read more

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Hard drive short DST check failed.Failure ID 60FWS1-00089F-9XJ2XF-60W303Product ID H6U04AA#ABAHard Drive 1

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I can't boot from usb in my hp pavilion g6 . I disabled the secure boot and tried with the legacy mode . I tried to change the boot order but It just boot windows 8 . Please help me. I want to install ubuntu in dualboot with windows 8. Thanks 

A:Can't boot from usb hp pavilion g6

Please-if you haven't done so make your Recovery Media before attempting this. Creating Recovery Media>> Windows 8 With Secure Boot disabled/Legacy enabled you still have to change boot selection at power on. Immediately after powering on the laptop- tap Esc key. From the menu tap F9 Boot options to select the usb.

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Hi, my PC HP Pavilion Slimline S3620la does not boot from usb. I can not choose the USB option in the setup (does not appear). The USB device does not appears in the boot option post bios (pressing ESC) too. I need boot from USB. Please Help me Thanks 

A:hp pavilion boot usb

1. Check if the USB device is really bootable, you can do that by checking the files on the root location or by trying to boot another computer using it.2. Start the computer and press 'esc' key to get into bios, then choose Boot Options or Boot Menu, then choose the USB device (Few BIOS have an option to enable/disable Legacy boot options, hence you have to enable it before you could change the boot sequence.Please note that the USB device needs to be on top of boot device list.

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Hello, I have 2 notebooks. HP Pavilion DV6-3060EZ which i used and old HP Compaq nx5000. Both have same problem. They won't boot up, but I will talk just about DV6. My battery died and I can't start notebook just with ac adapter. So yesterday I bought new battery. And there is same problem.  When I press power button (with only battery plugged in, only ac-adapter, or both), led diods starts blinking, fan starts cooling and within 1 second it will shut down. I've read some articles on forum, i tried almost everything. I tried to disconnect ac adapter, battery, than 30 seconds hold power button and connect it back but it didn't work too.  But, three-times happens, that when I tried to turn it on, it worked well, I was at Windows on my desktop. But after 5 minutes it shuts down. Thanks for any advice,czDAWID 

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Please How do I locate Graphics Configuration in my system BIOS Setup

A:Pavilion g7 Won't Boot from DVD/CD

The question is a little different than the title. What are you trying to configure in the graphics? 

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I have a HP Pavilion G6 model 1b78nr.  I just replaced the CMOS battery but now the machine won't boot.  When the power button is pushed, it's LED flashes white and the LED on the F2 key flashes amber until the battery is removed.  The power button has no effect and there is no display.   Is there a fix for this?  Appreciate any assistance.  Thanks.

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Laptop won't boot. Turns on to a blank screen and I get a blink code of 2 blinks on the caps lock. I have tried everything on the support site and it won't let me email supoort about it which is what the site says to do about this problem. i can't access the bios menu or anything.

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Hi I have a HP Pavilion laptop with AMD processor and Windows Vista. I want to reinstall Windows Vista but I can not get it to boot from CD. I went to the BIOS and changed the order so that the CD-ROM drive boots first, but it still didnt work. I upgraded the BIOS but it still didnt work. Any ideas? I want to format the hard disk and reinstall a clean Windows Vista copy. My laptop does not have a floppy.
The CD ROM does work!
 

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My computer will not boot. The power supply light in the back turns on.  Fans turn on.  CD-ROM functions.  No USB power and no LED light on the front.  It does not come on at all when the computer turns on.  When I turn on the power, I hear nothing but the fans, the screen is blank and keyboard and mouse have no lights.  I have tested the monitor, keyboard and mouse and they are functioning.  I think it could be the BIOS or either a motherboard problem.  I need some help to narrow down the problem. 

A:HP Pavilion will not boot

mssmooth173 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your desktop PC no longer starting and wanted to help. While this probably covers stuff you've already tried, there may be some additional troubleshooting steps you can try:  HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10,8) | HP® Customer SupportGood LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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Just looking to possibly buy a HP Pavilion 17-ab200na. It comes with an M.2 SSD but doesn't give any technical details about it on the web advert. Does the M.2 connect via SATA, USB or PCIe? Does it support NVMe and most importantly is it set up as the boot drive? Thanks













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A:Can new Pavilion boot from the M.2 SSD

Hi, From the following link    http://www8.hp.com/ie/en/products/laptops/product-detail.html?oid=13810159#!tab=models It has dual storage already: (a) 128GB SSD for Windows, system and application programes ant Windows will boot from there(b) 1TB HDD for normal/user storage such as videos, musics, documents .. Regards.

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I need to reinstall Windows XP on my laptop. I have an external DVD and the recovery Disk. I already changed the boot order to boot from CD. But I am still unable to boot from CD. The external is working fine and the CD is O.K
 

A:HP Pavilion does not boot from CD

Hi Ossita
If the boot order is set to optical drive first, the laptop looks at its internal optical drive. Since it seems like the internal optical drive is not usable(?) then you need to set the boot order to USB or external device ahead of the hard drive.
 

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Power up computer, won't advance to the windows screen.I've taken out the battery.I've attempted system restore to previous dateThat failed.Please help.

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hi all can anyone help i need to put back my windows 8 but wont see my usb cd , i have been into bios and disabled secure boot but i dont have Legacy Support in there , can anyone help thanks

A:how to get a hp pavilion x2 to boot from a cd

Which specific model do you have?Was your x2 delivered with a usb DVD drive? Have you tried power on-->tap esc key-->in startup menu choose and press F9 key--> select usb CD\DVD drive?

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I have the following problem with my HP Pavilion m7570n. When I turn the system on if gives the following message: File is missing or corrupt
\windows\system32\config\system. Is there any way to fix this problem without using the HP restore from the partition? If I do have to do the restore from the partition, will I lose the photographs and emails on the computer? Thanks for any assistance?
 

A:HP Pavilion won't boot

Try this first -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

If that does not work then do a repair XP install (not the HP restore)

I am pretty sure the HP restore partition will wipe everything out and put it back to factory fresh.
 

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Hi i cant boot that pc from external cd tried two external cd i turn off secure boot legacy and delete all legacy boot key but still notebook wont start from cd help

A:Cant run cd boot in hp pavilion 13-a200nw

CDs, generally speaking, are not bootable.  You probably mean DVD media instead.  What type of "external cd" device are you using and how is it connected to the notebook? What kind of media are you using and what is on the media? What do you mean by the following statement? "delete all legacy boot key"

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Hi I have an  pavilion P6-2302eam   i3it wont start upIt will switch on and display the HP logo on the monitor and then does nothing elsethe keyboard and mouse are not working, no lights or anything on either so cant get into the bios or press escape ectIf i remove the memory and power it, it will bleep a few times so im guessing the POST is starting to do somethingany ideas on what the problem is ? it looks like its starting up but getting stick somewhere,i have removed all the drives, readers ect but it still gets stuck what is the startup process,  does it do some sort of POST before the BIOS starts thanks

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My second laptop was working like a dream yesterday, now whenever I try to start it, the LED on the power button flashes once and the laptop does nothing else. its a HP Pavilion G6-2250sa, running Windows 8. The LED near the Power supply is orange with the battery in and white without it in. Thanks in advance for any help. Nate 

A:HP Pavilion G6 wont boot

Bump, Anyone got any ideas? 

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I've got an older HP Pavilion 501n that I need to install XP Pro onto... It's currently running XP home, but I need to set it up onto a domain.

The machine won't boot to the CD... I've tried both XP and Debian install CD's, but neither work (so it's not the media).

If I let the machine boot to XP Home then try to run the XP Pro setup, it tells me it cannot continue becuase the existing version of Windows (XP Home) is newer than the one I'm trying to install.

My preference is to format the drive and start from scratch, but I can't do this if I can't boot to the CD.

Please advise,

Tim
 

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I can't figure out how to get into the bios of my HP Pavilion 500-314. When I boot the pc there is no screen that indicates what key I press to boot into bios, it just automatically goes into the HP loading screen.

A:How to boot up into the BIOS of HP Pavilion 500-314

Hi: Normally, you can tap the ESC key at the beginning of the HP splash screen to get a menu of options. From that list, select the F10 boot options menu. If that doesn't work, then see if you can get into the BIOS using the method described at the link below. Watch the video.  All brand PC's with W8.1 have this feature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZcYbxOcPV0 If that doesn't work, unfortunately, I don't have any other suggestions to offer.

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Hello guys, My mom has PC notebook HP Pavilion dm1-4302ep which was running Windows 8 (64-bit), she gave it little use, actually it has been a few months since it was turned on. But since my computer is having his last breath, i decided to start using my mom's computer, and bring up to date installing Windows 10 Home. I went to Microsoft web page, did the download, choosed to erase everything, and left it running during the night. When i woke up the computer was stuck in the first page, with de HP blue logo in the back and won't move. I tried the safe mode, I tried to upgrade the bios (but i can't create the drive on the USB key), i tried to run the system's recovery, i tried to go back in the updates, back everything ends up in that black screen with the HP logo in the back. Can anyone help me please?

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Hi I replaced battery I put. In new charger. It will show its in charging when I take battery out with it in it will turn on for2 second help
 

A:Help my pavilion 15rp03030wmn will not boot up

Unfortunately, as it's a laptop, there isn't much that you will be able to do with it. It sounds like a power circuit or motherboard fault. If it's under warranty, have it repaired/replaced. Otherwise, it's very likely more cost effective to simply replace it.
 

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When I turn on my HP Pavilion 10 Notebook PC it goes to a blue screen that says Recovery at the top. The basics of the messages are PC could not start correctly, required device is not connected, error code 0xc0000185, needs recovery tools on installation media. I do not have installation media nor do I know how to get one. Could someone please help me with this.

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hp pavilion wont boot. power indicator shows white w/o battery, orange with battery. will not boot with power adaptor only. new power adaptor.

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Hi All:
 
Mr Bruce 1959 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 legitimate company site. After I clicked to download the program it began instead to install itself. At the 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 32 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.
 
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A:Win 7 HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook won't boot

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....

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I've been running an HP Pavilion 9680c w/ Win98 SE. Everything was working fine until a few days ago...Now when I turn on the computer the following happens....

1. The Blue 'HP' Welcome screen appears
2. The Bios Boot-up Screen Appears, letting me know that my hard-drive, dvd drive, cd-rw drives (i.e. primary master, secondary master, secondary slave) have been detected. During this time, my hard-drive and disc drives all light up and are turning.
3. The bootup process stops there. WHere it should say something like 'Starting Up Windows', there is nothing. Instead the bootup process seems to just stand still.

I am able to enter the BIOS setup screen during bootup by pressing F1. I've tried replacing the hard-drive but this did not solve the problem. I also tried using recovery disks, the Windows 98 OS setup disk, and a Norton Utilities' Recovery disk, all of which have not had any effect. I was wondering if there is anything else (motherboard jumpers, etc.) that somebody thinks might work.

Thanks!
 

A:HP Pavilion 9680c Won't Boot...

Hiya and welcome

Lets see if this will help

Open up the PC (when its turned off), and remove and put back in the CMOS battery. This is what it looks like:

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Regards

eddie
 

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My new notebook HP Pavilion g6-2257sr don't let me to boot from USB device.  When notebook's booting, I pressed ESC and F10. Then I set up UFEI boot order - USB-device / DVD / OS selector.  I use official Windows 7 disk, and several own USB devices with bootable images. But rebboting use hard drive's OS all the same. Please help. I want to delete current OS from my notebbok.











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A:Can't boot from USB or DVD. HP Pavilion g6-2257sr

Hi: I would make a set of recovery disks first before proceeding. To boot the PC you need to go into the BIOS and enable legacy mode. Then you should be able to boot from another device.

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I'm trying to get to the welcome screen to enter my password to actually use my computer.However it's stuck on the loading screen. I've tried everything online, hard reset, restore, and diagnostic testing. I cannot restore because my computer isn't connected to the Internet to create a restore point.The diagnostics say everything passed. Everything. I ran testsome on the Hard Drive for 3 days straight. So if the diagnostics can't find anything I don't know why it won't load.Btw this happened out of the blue while watching Netflix on my laptop while HDMI connected to a TV.I know about the system resetc but I'm trying to think of a way to still backup my files before deleting themy. Any advice on how to save my pc?

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I Am working on my daughter's desktop, it has a real problem. After updating spybot s&d and ad-aware it has completely gone bad. I can not even get it it to boot in the safe mode. any suggestion how we can get this thing to work?
Thanks again for any help you can giv me.
Vicks
 

A:HP Pavilion 530 XP will not boot, keeps restarting

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Hello:

I am hoping to get an HP Pavilion 540N computer working for a friend. I have no software, recovery disks etc. and the computer won't boot. I see that the harddrive light flickers initially; but, that is it. There is no attempt to access the cd drive or floppy drive. The monitor displays nothing at all. The monitor is good since I hooked it to another computer and it worked fine. The computer had Windows XP loaded. Any suggestions as to where to start? Thank you in advance.
 

A:HP Pavilion won't boot - no video

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