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HP Pavilion Dv4 unable to boot after upgrade to Windows 10

Q: HP Pavilion Dv4 unable to boot after upgrade to Windows 10

Dear HP community, i am am currently having an issue with my computer of 5 years. I have been rejecting the Windows 10 update for as long as I could but ultimately it did a self update and shortly after updating, I was unable to even start up my computer as I kept getting stuck at the loading page with two errors "error with FAT32 hard drive" and "error with NTFS hard drive". To which, the subsequent message would be "we are attempting to resolve this issue by restarting your computer" and I would be stuck in the infinite loop where my computer cannot start upi would appreciate any and all forms of help as this is highly frustrating, given that my school term has started and I am suddenly without a computer. Please help! Thank you. RegardsYi Xiang

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Hi I burned two ISO files(Memtest86+ & latest DBAN 2.2.8 CD bootable ISO software ) onto two different blank CD-Rs on two different ocassions by using the in-built Windows burner in my system, also used Cyberlink ISO file burner/Mount as Virtual drive.Tried booting from CD by following Step 1 to 4 given in this MS link . After that clicked Select a USB Device, then boot from Internal DVD/CD Drive, then OK. It took some time to process & after that I got this screen:   When I entered BIOS Setup clicking F10 and there on Boot Device options, I got this screen:  I'm not able to understand why I can't boot from any CD. Could anyone please help me out. Thanks  very much in advance Visruth

A:Unable to boot from CD - Windows 8.1 - HP Pavilion 15-n209TX...

Hi Visruth, Thanks a lot for your kind response! My laptop shipped with FreeDOS, and in the beginning even I had this issue, but for me it turned out that the USB was not bootable.  For me the best software to make a bootable disk is - http://rufus.akeo.ie/ Its free and open source, and its really light. Have you tried booting via the DVD on other PCs. Because if other DVD/CD are working on your laptop, there might be an issue with the DVD that you are using. Have a great day ahead! Regards,Brahmnoor

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Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)After updating to Windows 10 my pc (model f23-6010ea) won't boot. It doesn't even seem to start the POST. Screen blank, keyboard and mouse totally unresponsive. There is power. The fan is on and disk light comes on for a few seconds. The disk doesn't seem to be spinning up though. I disconnected the drive and also disconnected the CMOS battery for a while. this had no effect. The graphics card is built in so I couldn't test this. There are no beep codes. Nothing.But the pc is clearly powered up There is only one exteral button on the pc which is the on off switch. Is there any way to reset the pc to factory settings and/or reflash the bios without keyboard mouse and screen access? Apologies. I originally posted this in the Misc forum but I then though that this is the more correct one and switched. Thanks johhny

A:Pavilion 23 All in one wont Boot after Windows 10 Upgrade

Greetings, Download (on another PC) the Win 10 .ISO here and follow instructions to create either USB or DVD install media. Boot to media on your PC and try repair options. If this fails you will have to reinstall factory operating system. You are one of the unfortunate individuals having a failed Win 10 install and no automatic rollback to the previous operating system. Also see this article by Ed Bott. TomP

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 After I upgraded the ram memory of my HP DV6 from 4Gb to 8Gb (2 x 4Gb Kingston KTA-MB1333/4G), Windows wont boot anymore. I get blue screens and it keeps rebooting. I believe the specs of the memory are similar to the original Samsung M471B5673EH1-CH9 memory: 1333Ghz, non-ecc, 1.5Volt, Cas latency 9 etc.etc. It's a HP DV6-2140ED laptop with an Intel i5-430m processor and Intel mobile HM55 chipset. The bios detects 8Gb and it also passes the memory check/test. As far as I know I also installed the latest bios firmware: F.1D. Reinstalling my Windows 10 64-bit doesnt work either: with 8Gb I also get blue screens after I try to boot from my Windows 10 bootable usb flash drive. I read of other people having the same problem, but I havent read of a solution yet. What can be done about this? 

A:Pavilion DV6: Windows 10 wont boot after memory upgrade (4Gb...

What happens if you remove the upgrade memory and reinstall the original module?

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Unable to access the computer in question to send information or I do not know how under these conditions.

An uninstalling to reinstall Norton 360 never completed. After 12 hours I rebooted only to find that I as no longer able to boot into Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update. I am trying to lose as little as possible. All of the Library is backed up onto a USB external MyBook drive.

Booting from USB the Repair function said it could not repair it. The restore points all three of them are unsuccessful.

I have rescue USB thumb drives, and thumb drive and CDs using the Media Creation Windows 10 strategy. I never see the option of refreshing Windows 10. I only see Reset that keeps files (not programs I installed) and not keeping my files.

When I try to use the thumb drive or CD created with the Media Creation Tool it starts to get ready to install. Then I get the message that I booted from the other than the hard drive and it requires that I remove the external boot source and reboot to do the windows 10 update install from another computer but my problem is that I can only boot from one of those sources. Any way I can override that request and continue or would that be helpful? Otherwise I keep getting the light blue screen saying that it must reboot due to ?IRQL not less or equal?.

Is using the Safe Mode helpful in any way?

Any help or guidance is appreciated. Thanks.


A:Unable to boot into Windows 10 to diagnose, upgrade, etc.

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I am trying to perform a clean/custom install of Windows 7 Professional 32-bit on my VAIO SZ-650N. I have the upgrade disc and though its primary purpose is to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7, it is confirmed to work with clean installs as well. Since I want to perform a clean install, I must boot the installation from the disc and not within the OS. The problem is that when I insert the disc into the drive and start up the computer, it'll pause for a moment longer than usual, as if it detects that the CD is there, like I can hear the disc spinning in the drive, and this little gray underscore will blink on the screen, but it will never give me the "Press any key to boot from CD" message and it'll eventually just load up my OS. The disc is in perfect condition and I can view its contents and run it from within the operating system...I just can't boot from it. Even the directions for clean/custom installs that come with this disc say that it must be done from the disc, not when the OS is loaded. The problem can't possibly be my BIOS startup order, because first of all the disc drive is selected to load first thing and when I insert other bootable CD's such as my beta copy of Windows 7, I can boot from it fine. Does anyone know a fix to this? Or a workaround that doesn't require me to boot from the disc? Thanks.

Edit: It will not let me do a custom install from within the OS regardless because it is unable to detect any drives/partitions to install ... Read more

A:Unable to boot from my Windows 7 upgrade disc

Hello omgitsrichie, welcome to Seven Forums!

Where did you get the upgrade disk from, is it one you created from an ISO file you downloaded?

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I'm trying to install Win 7 from a (know good working) USB flashdrive. The desktop is a USB Pavilion Slimline PC 400-314 with WIN 10 already on it. I've attempted to go into the Boot Menu (using Esc) to access the Boot Menu but I don't see the USB in there (see attached).

Also tried going into BIOS & have made USB Hdd the first but still no luck (see attached). It just boots normally into Win 10. Once in Win10, it see's the USB drive. I tried both the front & rear USB ports. I know the drive is good because because I just installed/booted from it yesterday on another machine.

I've also made sure all USB ports are enabled unless there is some setting preventing a boot from USB?

Any assistance appreciated. Thanks.

A:Unable to boot from USB Pavilion Slimline PC 400-314

As most newer computers do, you have a UEFI Bios. Restart the computer and press F10 to Boot into Setup (Bios) and look for Secure Boot If it is enabled using your arrow and Enter key Disable it or change it to Setup Mode.
Now at the Boot tab, scroll down to Legacy Boot Sources select it and press F10 to accept. With the USB Flash drive in, Under Hard Drive Group, you USB Flash drive should now be listed. or just USB Hard Drive, Select it and Move it to First Boot Device. Save and Exit.
Or, if you cannot make changes in the Bios, Create a Bootable UEFI USB Flash drive with your Windows ISO using Rufus in my signature.

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Hi, Following the failure of the free upgrade process to Windows 10 on my Hp Pavilion x2 Detachable 10-n002ns, I have been trying to restore from a USB boot media (16Gb Sandisk USB key) created with the Windows Media Creation Tool (on another machine) I have been unable to get the Hp Pavilion x2 Detachable 10-n002ns to boot from any other media at all: I have tried:both DVD media and USB media, made with a variety of tools on both Windows (Windows Media Creation Tool, Rufus, LiLi) and Linux (Brasero, UNetBootIn, dd, Linux Mint USB Image Writer)Creating bootable media with settings for MBR and GPT partitions, for UEFI or regular BIOS.Booting to a variety of Ubuntu variant Live CDs (in order to check it wasn't just a problem with Windows)Secure Boot enabled (when booting Windows media) and Secure Boot disabled (when booting Linux)All variations of Boot Order in the BIOS.As you can see in the image, there is no Legacy Boot option in the BIOS, and I have been unable to get any media to boot at all. Since the failed Win 10 update, the computer is now unusable. Product Number is N3W80EQ#ABEBIOS version is F.04 (I downloaded BIOS version F.05 from the HP website but was unable to get a FreeDOS bootable disk to be recognised) I'm fairly sure there is a problem with the BIOS and UEFI boot. I note that this has been concluded elsewhere also. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows/Fresh-install-Win-8-1-Pro-into-Pavilion-X2-10-quot-32GB/td-p/48.... Read more

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It started with a PXE issue. i got the message on start up, all of a suddenChecking  Media PresenceMedia  PresentStart PXE over IPv4 And then nothing. The message just stay here on the screen and won't proceed with anything. Restart would bring it up again in 3 cases out of 5. Googled it up.I disabled secure boot, enabled legacy boot, checked boot order, disabled network boot completely and everything become ok for a while.Anti virus scans showed nothing, but overall performance become a bit pure. Anyway. After a while, got the following message:no boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed I performed the hard drive tests via HP diagnostics, but everything was marked as PASSED and no error occurred.I then reseted the BIOS setting to default and restarted my PC.Then have tried the "refresh your PC" option but halfway through got another error about invalid secure boot signature or something. BIOS->Disable Secure boot/Enable legacy boot and upon restart i got the PXE error telling me that No Boot Filename Received. Disabling my adapter in boot order would bring the "No boot disk has been detected" error, predictably. So, currently, i am unable neither to reset Win 8 or to boot at all.I can't recall whether i got a Win8 disc with my PC or not. At least i can't find one And i don't have a recovery disc either.Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Pavilion 23 all-in-one. Unable to resolve a boot failures

Hello Terndn, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.I can see that you are having issues getting your HP Pavilion 23 AiO computer to boot up. Just so you know the PEX is the option to boot from a network source, in fact you disabled it at one point according to your post. I believe from what I have read your hard drive has failed and your computer's BIOS is seeking a bootable device. Since you reset your BIOS after you disabled network boot it was reset and probably re-enabled again. As your computer cannot find a disc in the Optical drive or a hard drive to boot from it is looking on the network. The issue you are describing appears to be a physical issue and I think it would be best if you contact HP Technical Support for repair options.I would like to thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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Hi, I am trying to bring an old computer back to life. After disassembling the whole computer to upgrade the ram I cannot boot back into the bios. I have power and the fan is working however when I boot it up my monitor just stays black and the green light turn to yellow on the monitor. I have the power connector and the front panel connector connected. I have tried taking out all ide cables and getting into the bios with no luck. I am a beginner at this stuff and I am wondering if I am missing something easy here? I have also tried booting into the bios without the RTS battery in the motherboard. Thanks to anyone who may give me some advice. Here is the mother board layout.


A:Cannot Boot HP Pavilion 6642F into Bios after memory upgrade.

Hello AlienAxeSlinger,

Nice link, I wish more people would do that. Did you know that your Maximum Memory is 512GB!

1. Did it work before you dis/reassembled it?
2. If so, did you try it with the original memory?
3. Double check all the connections you unconnected to make sure things are seated well and plugs are plugged in correctly.

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Just got my Z10T and decided to upgrade to Win10. Problem is the Win10 upgrade hung and now I can't fix Win10.

Nor can I restore Win 8.1 from SSD recovery partition or from USB recovery image I made before trying Win10 upgrade.

So, I am hoping that someone can throw me a lifeline, otherwise I have a very expensive ultrabook that I can't use at all.


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I am considering upgrading my HP Pavilion to Windows 10.  I consulted HP's Web site and was advised that "HP has tested your PC model and has determined that it can be upgraded to Windows 10, but there is information to review before moving forward." In the Section "Potential Feature Limitions/Intel precessors and Windows 7/8 32-bit I found this statement:"Computers configured with Intel Broadwell (Intel Core i3-5xxx, Core i5-5xxx, Core i7-5xxx; Pentium 38xx, Celeron 37xx/32xx) or Haswell (Intel Core i3-4xxx, i5-4xxx, i7-4xxx; Pentium 35xx, Celeron 29xx) processors and 32-bit versions of Windows 8.1 are not capable of upgrading to Windows 10 using the Windows Upgrade tool." My Pavilion runs an i3-4130 CPU and the 64-bit version of Wondows 7 Home Premium. In one place I am told I can upgrade to Windows 10.  The other place seems to suggest that I can't.  Please advise.

A:Can I upgrade my Pavilion 500 to Windows 10

Hi: The way I interpret the cautionary statement you posted is that only applies if you are running a 32 bit operating system on your PC, which you are not. It also says those PC's with those criteria can't use the W10 upgrade tool. I would imagine then folks in that circumstance could use the W10 media creation tool for 32 bit, by making the 32 bit DVD, and running the upgrade from the DVD on the windows desktop. I don't see any restrictions against doing that on the microsoft website below. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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I have an HP Pavilion a1129n which has been upgraded & now has hard drives of 279, 179 & 6.71 GB (316 free GB total) and 4 GB of RAM. I?m using a DELL E2011H monitor. Do you think I should upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7? I got a message from windows saying: ?Unfortunately, this CPU is unable to run Windows 10.The CPU isn?t supported.ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 SeriesThe display manufacturer hasn?t made your display compatible with Windows 10. Check with the manufacturer for support.? And the HP website says ?This product is no longer supported?. Does anyone know if there?s anything I can do to resolve that problem and get the free upgrade to Windows 10 (before it?s too late) without it taking very much time or money? Thank you.

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A:Can I & should I upgrade to Windows 10 on my HP Pavilion?

Rob_E Sorry that no-one got back to you earlier about this ... I have been out for a while and only now just saw this; don't know why no-one else responded to you. Anyway ... my advice would have been NOT to upgrade to Win10.  You have a really old video chipset and there are no new Win10 drivers for it, which would have relegated you to something Microsoft calls a Basic Display Adapter, meaning you would get low resolution and low performance. Plus, the lack of HP Win10 drivers for your other hardware could very well have rendered other functions unworking, as well. The older PCs simply did not fare well with the upgrade -- but at least you got warded about it in advance and did not end up with a trashed PC -- which is what happened to me!

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Upgraded to Windows 10 last week and now I find that my Computer cannot access the Internal CD ROM drive.  I have downloaded the latest drivers from HP but still I cannot access the CD drive.  I connected my Pavilion 500-281 to an old HP destop computer via the USB port and I could access the CD Drive on the old computer, but not the internal CD Drive on my current computer.  Has anyone encountered this problem and what is the best fix?

A:Pavilion 500-281 windows upgrade

Hi: See if any of the resolution steps at the link below work for you... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060

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Hi, I'm a complete newbie in everything regarding IT so please, in plain english and as easy as possible in answers I have problems with windows updates to my HP Pavilion x2. It's been problematic since I've got it because it's usually runs out of space on C disk. Its been cleaned and doesn't have absolutely nothing on it apart from everything whats been instaled when I got it. There is plenty of space on D disk, but it's impossible to move preintalled apps or the new ones to it by default!! It makes me crazy and I have no idea how to instal latest updates, been trying to install them for last 2 days! Please help!

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I upgraded to the Windows 10 free upgrade.Initially there was not enough memory on the tablet so I purchased a 32 G chip. The install went fine, so it told me.Now when I power on it says 'Please insert the external storage mediate and press OK".  I pop out the chip and put it back inIt flashes a white box with nothing in itThen it will spend over half hour trying to install a previous version of windows.Then I hard reboot, same problem.Any fixes? Can't even get to a prompt

A:windows 10 upgrade to HP Pavilion x2 WON'T RuN

HI @dmbennett, Welcome to the HP Forum! It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience in the HP forum I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More..  What is your specific model of Pavilion x2? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? I grasp that you are trying to upgrade to Windows 10 and discovered you required more space, You installed a SD card and downloaded the upgrade to the SD card. When you rebooted your notebook you got the message " 'Please insert the external storage mediate and press OK". As you are unable to load Windows, I would do a recovery back to factory settings and then retry the upgrade.  Here is a link to HP PCs - Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 10)to assist you with that process. There will be a prompt to backup your data to prevent loss, should you desire to do a backup. HP Notebook PCs - How to Restore Backup Files Created During the F11 Backup Procedure. I am not sure if when you first setup the  split if you were prompted to create a backup  image or not.  If one is required and you do not have one, please contact HP Support to obtain a recovery kit. Please contact HP support at Contact HP Support.  Once you have completed that process, be sure to do all your Windows updates and run the  HP Support Assistant .  ... Read more

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I was given the computer as a gift. Where can I locate the wireless setting or why can I not connect to my xfinity WiFi?

A:i have a hp pavilion running Windows vista and I'm unable to...

If the unit is desktop, as you posted in the desktop forum, it might not have a WiFi adapter installed.  If you provide the complete model number, I can look up the support page to see if it actually came with a WiFi adapter, originally.

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After installing Windows 8.1 updates, my PC  did not restart. Every reboot ends up with the same blue screens listed below: Automatic Repair. Your PC did not start correctly Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. Also at the bottom of this blue screen there is the message of CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED I know for sure there is no HW fault as did all the test using HP diagnostic. Also using cmd.exe I can see partitions and drives (even virtuals) listed and recognised. Yet, in cmd.exe I did a system scan (sfc /scannow) and windows resource protection found corrupted files and successfully repaired them. The system file repaire change will take effect after the next reboot. But after rebooting everyting goes back to the initial blue screen problem. Is there anything else I can do? Thanks  

A:PC pavilion unable to restart after windows 8.1 installing u...

Use the recovery media to access system recovery. You could also use a  Windows 8.8.1 or  Windows 10 installation media to access the command line and then system recovery.  System recovery will off you the choice of wht=ich restore point to install. See the tutorial at the following URL.  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-8-recovery-environment-command-prompt/

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Please Help Me,

Ive got a hp pavilion dv6 with windows 7 x64 home premium when i tried installing a new windows 7 ultimate installation on the c drive the charger got disconnected and now the laptop just restarts itself whenever the message "Starting System Services" Is displayed this keeps happening even after i select "Disable automatic restart on system failure" in Advanced Boot Options.

I have tried using the internal cd drive and repairing the setup with the windows 7 installation cd however the cd drive is on the fritz and not working properly.

I later tried installing windows xp through a usb over the windows 7 setup on the internal hard disk and that doesn't work. Ive already checked "http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-121778-unable-to-install-windows-xp-over-windows-7" however i don't have the ATA or SATA options in the BIOS Menu.

Is there any way i could fix the laptop without :
An external cd drive
or formatting the internal hard disk
or a 4gb usb with windows 7 installation
and maybe through a bootable usb with BartPE ?

A:HP Pavilion Dv6 Windows 7 upgrade gone WRONG


Originally Posted by Hamdan

i tried installing a new windows 7 ultimate installation on the c drive

DVD or USB only options to install Windows 7. BartPE not an option. Use your genuine Windows 7 DVD; make bootable USB -


Given corrupted Windows 7 install followed by booting with XP CD, i suggest you wipe the HDD with KillDisk and install Windows 7 on the newly formatted HDD.

KillDisk - http://jcgriff2.com/killdisk_imgburn.html

Regards. . .



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Hello i have been trying to upgrade my laptop (hp pavilion dv6 notebook pc) from windows 7 to windows 10 but it won?t work. The error message says "the monitor is not compatible with windows 10 check with your manufacture for support" can this proble be solved?

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hi my laptop is HP Pavilion 15-e019tx i want to upgrade os windows 8.1 to 10 but hp Drivers are not available on hp site what can i do? is it possible to upgrade?

A:HP Pavilion 15-e019tx upgrade os windows 8.1 to 10

@PratikT5130 The good news is that Win8.1 drivers often work well in Win10; the bad news is that there is no guarantee of that -- and if they don't work well, then you're stuck with a laptop with limited functionality because HP is no longer writing Win10 drivers for the older PCs. So, BEFORE you attempt the upgrade, you should do two things. 1) Check for compatibility. Run this Win10 appraisal tool from MS:  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/manually-run-windows-10-compatibility-appraiser 2) Create an image backup of your PC using a free third-party tool so that, if the upgrade goes badly, you have something to restore your PC from: I personally prefer to use third-party Recovery solutions as they tend to be both more flexible and more reliable than any built-in solutions.Macrium Reflect (MR) provides a FREE version that can be used to image and restore partitions or entire drives: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspxWhat I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs a... Read more

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Model: HP Pavillion PC Desktop Model #A1720N Product# RT641AA #ABA 1.8ghz
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Recently a friends husband screwed up their computer they just got by looking at tons of porn sites. Since they had no security at all, I'm sure you can imagine what was on the hard drive. After all the viruses and adware had their way with the PC, it took almost 5 minutes from boot to get to the desktop screen! lol. Anyways she asked me to do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit into their HP Pavilion A1710N desktop because she has no clue how.

Since I have some skill at this I decided to try it. I deleted the Vista partition and wiped the hard drive clean. I then did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. It runs very good but it was obvious it needed ram (only has 1gb) if I wanted to get it to run excellent. Well while waiting for the 4gb of ram to get here that my friend ordered for it (got 4gb of DDR2 for 14$ ), I have been looking for Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit drivers & the factory software that came with this PC and am unable to find it or anything newer to use in it's place.

Normally after I do a clean install on someone's laptop or desktop I can go to the manufacturers website and download all the drivers and software that came on the computer along with the security software. When I go to HP's website for the HP Pavillion PC Desktop Model #A1720N Product# RT641AA #ABA and click in find drivers for Windows 7 64 bit, it says... Read more

A:Unable to find any Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit drivers HP Pavilion PC

Have you tried installing the Vista drivers in compatibility mode.

Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7

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When I try to start my laptop the 'Acer' logo flashes with 'press f2 to enter setup, f12 to change boot device, then to a black screen with a flashing cursor but unable to type, then screen turns off and it just repeats over and over. I'm unable to start in safe mode. I don't have the original Windows disc and no access to another computer, at this stage. I have a wireless keyboard and when I plug in the dongle am able to use it. 
If I press f2 then I'm able to access 'Phoenix Securecore Tiano Setup' with tabs for Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit.
Before the laptop refused to start it was having an error about not being able to write to drive. I ran two programs, one anti malware and the other I think was Glary. I was able to start both in normal and safe mode at this stage.
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Dumbed down advice would be great! 
Acer Aspire 4752
Windows 7
Intel Core i3-2350m cpu @ 2.30ghz

A:Windows 7 Acer laptop unable to boot, unable to use safemode

It sounds like your HDD is broken.
Sorry, it really sounds that way.
Ultimate Boot CD has a range of tools that will help you confirm this. (look in the HDD Diagnosis section on the list)
Burn the disk and boot it, run the tool you choose...

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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I purchased my HP Pavilion a6532f in 2009 and it came preloaded with Windows Vista. It has an AMD Athlon X2 CPU, 3gb RAM, and shows that it supports 64bit OS. I plan on upgrading to 8gb of RAM, I can get this working. Since Microsoft will no longer support Vista soon, I installed Windows 7 64bit (did not upgrade since you can't do an upgrade from 32-64bit). The install completed with no glitches and installed all my drivers. My problem is with Windows Update. It never stops seaching, even after 8 hrs.  I start the "Windows update" as normal, but it never finishes searching. I have already tried the 3 methods listed here - Windows Update Never Stops Looking for Updates. I have installed KB3102810 and KB3135445. All this to no avail.  Any help is appreciated. 

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Windows 10 upgrade wizard keeps telling me that my system is not ready because they are working with partners and will notify me.  This system has no special modifications or software changes.    It has been in this state since Windows 10 has been released.

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A:Pavilion P6520f Desktop won't upgrade to Windows 10

That's strange! Try using this link instead http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install. It also gives steps on how to use the Media Creation tool and gives a link to download the tool that should work for you.  Keep me posted!

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hi i am think of upgrade to windows 10 i have try to do some looking around and i am worry about the amd not working once the update is done i have run the  compatibility test for windows 10 upgrade and it say i will have no problems but i have try to update graphics drivers and i have had problems and had to do a restore i do not want to speand hours doing the upgrade and fined i will have to do a down grade back windows 7  please tell me if i will have any problems

A:windows 10 upgrade on my HP Pavilion dv6-6135tx Entertainme...

Well I think @WAWood? would warn you not to do it and I have seen that many folks have post-upgrade issues, particularly with the Intel and AMD switchable graphics. I am not sure what you think Windows 10 will do for you that Windows 7 will not? 

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HiI have a Pavilion desktop purchased in 2011.Intel (R) core (TM) i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 64 bit.Since upgrading to Windows 10 I am experiencing problems with video and audio.The graphics card is an Intel(R) HD Graphics card ( dated 26 November 2012)  and sound is a Realtek High Definition Audio card ( dated 19 June 2012).I've tried updating their drivers through Device Manager but windows tells me I'm on the latest versions.Can anyone advise if there are any later, Windows 10 compatible, drivers for these cards and where I may find them?thanksIdiens 

A:Pavilion Desktop - Windows 10 upgrade - new drivers

Hi: There wouldn't be anything you can do about the graphics driver. If you have issues with the graphics, like W10 and like your PC, if you can, install a graphics card that works with the power supply your PC has, and W10. You can update to the latest audio driver below.  Accept the agreement.  Download and install the 2nd driver on the list for 64 bit. http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownT... Definition Audio Codecs

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Hi guys,
today I wanted to buy laptop HP Pavilion DV6-6B17EZ.
I wanted to buy the laptop like it is and then install professional version since I need it for the software SAP GUI.
Unfortunately the guy in the shop told me that :

1)Windows professional will create problems on my laptop because of the drivers of the web cam and Audio card.
Furthermore I will not be abe to install the HP SW anymore.
I think that's bull **** but I would appreciate some feedbacks on that.

2)Furthermore I have been told that in case of failure during the guarantee period I would need to have windows home premium.Is that possible and easy?
should I create restore point or something similar?

3)what would be the easiest,fastest option for the OS upgrade.I have alreaday red a bit about the procedure but I am not sure.

Thanks in advance for all the support could be provided.


A:HP Pavilion DV6-6B17EZ windows 7 upgrade to professional

Hi there are hp models with your model number running win 7 according to this HP Pavilion dv6-6b17ez Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English) though I believe it is 64 bit

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When windows 10 was installed the dvd drive did not exsist  or work.    i was told that HP did not upgrade the drivers for my unit  HP Pavilion p6654y Desktop PC  to be compatiable with windows 10.    I would like to find out if the issue still exists  or can i migrate to windows 10.  Thank you all for your kind assistance  and quick response.

A:HP Pavilion 6654y Desktop PC with windows 7 can i upgrade...

Hi: HP will provide no driver support for any PC made before August of 2013. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05195282 Your PC's release date was 06-Aug-2010. Now if that was the only problem you had when you upgraded to W10 the last time, and you want to give W10 another try, you may want to go through the resolution steps at the link below, should the DVD drive turn up missing again. Normally, Resolution #6 takes care of the non-existing DVD drive. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/314060/your-cd-or-dvd-drive-is-not-recognized-by-windows-or...

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HI There,Ever since I upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 my HP Pavilion x360 has been a complete wreck. Including charging and sound issues. I've been able to resolve the sound issue by using device manager and uninstalling the drivers entirely. I have done the same for the charging problem but to no avail-restart after restart it refuses to charge. This 2-in-1 tablet/pc was purchased about a year ago. And has only had problems since the upgrade. I do not feel comfortable removing the battery as the batter on this particular model is actually enclosed in the casing. As I mentioned I've uninstalled the battery drivers from device managers a few times. Is there:1. A way to get the battery to take a charge without removing it (i.e. troubleshooting site)2. A way to roll they OS all the way back to Windows 7? I've tried rolling it back a few versions but I'm still in Windows 10. Thanks for your help!

A:hp pavilion x360 won't charge since WIndows 10 Upgrade

Hello @teisenbraun?, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the battery issue, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, you can try reviewing the following documents, to see if the battery issue can be resolved:HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10)HP Notebook PCs - Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge To return to your previous Operating System, you can use the Go back to an earlier build option, in your System Settings: HP Notebook PCs - Upgrading to Windows 10 However, this feature is only available for 28 days, after the installation of Windows 10.  If you are already passed the 28 days, then you will need Recovery Media, or a Windows disc in order to go back to a previous Operating System. 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.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a g... Read more

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I have a Pavilion g7 Notebook PC that currently has Windows 8.  This morning I received a pop up box stating windows 10 would be installed on Sunday.  I decided to not wait and selected install now.  the screen went fast and I could not get all the information other than something about download and reboot.  I dont think it dowloaded anything given that took about  1 minute.  I called Microsoft this morning and they told me hooked up to my computer and told me the laptop can be upgrade to Windows 10; however I needed to contact HP for current drivers.  I have been all over Hp site trying to find this information and can't seem to find it.  Can you help?  I do have a serial number and product # but I dont know the series.

A:Pavilion g7 Notebook Window 8 upgrade to Windows 10

sheilabroderick I read your post about needing Win10 drivers and wanted to help -- but need more information. If you can, please follow the directions in this link to find the detailed product number of your PC: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001If that is not possible, then look for a sticker on the PC that includes the product number and post that here.  If the battery is removable, the sticker is likely to be in the battery compartment. We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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i have an hp pavilion a6400f desktop in vista and would like to upgrade to newer system (7,8,10) to keep it current. what are my best options at this point in time, i knoww it's kinda late to be doing this. what would be easiest to install?

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Hi, I have a problem with my HP Pavilion dv2000, I upgraded it to Windows 10 64 bit and the sounds are gone. I tried several methods such as: *disabling all the enhancements *uninstalling audio driver conexant  smart audio high definition 221 and scan hardware changes, a pop up message says " a digitally signed drivers is required " *updating audio driver but it says i have the updated driver. I also tried to disable the signed drivers enforcement, it worked but when i restart my pc there it goes again, I tried disabling the signed drivers permanently by using the bcdedit /set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS and bcdedit /set testsigning on but my pc still dont have a sound. Can someone help me?

A:HP Pavilion dv2000 no sound after upgrade to Windows 10

Hello, I had the same problem with my wife's hp pavillion dv2000 laptop. After a few frustrating downloads of various hp sound driver upgrades I found the correct one to use. I downloade and installed the following sound driver - Conexant Universal device install/uninstall x64 applicationVer I uninstalled the old driver and manually installed this new driver.  Vola - the sound worked like a champ. Hopefully you can have te same results as I had. Pat 

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A couple of years ago I bought a HP Pavilion Dv2-1030us 12" notebook with an AMD Athlon Neo 64 processor, 4GB memory and Windows Vista Home Premium. I hoped to carry it in my truck, but it's lousy battery life and slow performance with a 3G MiFi connection made that nearly impossible. It also runs so hot you can't use it sitting on your lap and I wasn't comfortable leaving it in the truck (even in an insulated bag) on hot days (and that's everyday in the summer here in Phoenix, AZ). According to CPUbenchmark.net, the Neo 64 processor benchmark score is only 386, the same as an Intel Atom 550 netbook processor.

My wife used it in the bedroom for web browsing and email for the last year. She gave it back when I moved her desktop computer into the bedroom. The old Dell Inspiron I kept in the Family Room finally died so I plan to keep the Dv2 downstairs for web browsing, email and occasional html editing.

Speedtest.net reported a download speed at 11.30 Mbps on it this evening, so it has a fast wireless internet connection. But most web pages are really slow to load. McAfee says it's clean, but I have not ran any other diagnostic tools. A couple of months ago I cloned it's hard drive onto a new 7200 rpm drive before I figured out the intermittent noise it makes is from it's system fan.

I found Windows 7 drivers on HP's website. I also found a Windows 7 Home Premium 3 user family pack in stock at a retailer I trust. Then I found an online user review saying it wa... Read more

A:Upgrade to Windows 7 or keep Vista on a HP Pavilion Dv2-1030us?

windows 7 is faster, but not by too much. I would suggest keeping vista, but cleaning it up a bit. update the goodness into that thing. windows update, and look for the important and optional updates you need. defragment that bad boy. remove all programs you don't need. i recommend Microsoft security essentials and malewarebytes instead of mcafee (unless you are paying for it). even if you are paying, then malewarebytes is a good software program to have. it doesn't need to be set up to automate, but just use it every once in a while (free).

Disk check and clean up some things for more space:

You could upgrade the RAM without paying too much if you really wanted. 3-4 GB RAM would alleviate trouble on that end. make sure all RAM matches though, no mixing RAM.

You could go into computer>system properties>advanced system settings (far left hand side)>performance>Settings and then uncheck as many "pretties" as you don't mind letting go.

you can click computer>properties (right click first) and then DESELECT compress drive and DESELECT allow files to.. index if you don't mind not having a search index. compressing a drive isn't a good idea anyway for that first one.

look up ways to make vista faster on google and it will give you lots of info, both good and bad. you will have to decide what you like or not. You could also install IE9 on your computer and remove every other web browser (unless you prefer another), as IE9 has been streamlined a b... Read more

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I just bought a Hp Pavilion dv8000 laptop off of Ebay for my son. The previous owner installed Windows 7 on it and the computer runs real slow. The mouse is jumpy and lags. Some of the letters on the keyboard does not work and I searched online and found out these are common issues for the computer with an upgrade to Windows 7. Big problem is that when they installed Windows 7 they did not create a backup drive so the computer only has the C: drive so I can not restore to factory default like I would like to do. Anyone of any suggestions for me?

A:Hp Pavilion dv8000 with windows 7 upgrade running slow

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Hi Model No- HP Pavilion dv6330ea Notebook PC. Refer to the link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&d I had purchased my laptop from Glasgow, UK for my academic purpose. At present i am in India. I am planning to install Windows 7 Professional which was downloaded from Msdn Academic and also have original product key with me. Therefore i have recently scanned my system with Windows 7 upgrade advisor and found these result.  Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report[/size]Computer Name: Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium CPU: Intel® Core™ Duo CPU T2350 @ 1.86GHz Memory: 2.0 GBSystem DetailsUpgrade options availableYou can upgrade to 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate.Go online to get detailed instructions on how to upgradeWindows Mail and Parental Controls (Web Filtering)These features are no longer included in Windows 7. You can get similar programs for Windows 7 from other software manufacturers.Go to the Microsoft website to learn moreMore info from Hewlett-PackardHewlett-Packard has a website that might give you more information about getting Windows 7 running on your PC.Visit the Hewlett-Packard websiteWindows Aero supportYour graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.Go online to learn more about Windows AeroCPU speed: 1.9 GHzYour CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.2.0 GB of RAMYour PC meets the 1 GB minimum requirement.24.8 GB free space available on C:Your hard disk meets the minimum ... Read more

A:Windows 7 upgrade queries for Hp Pavilion dv6330ea Notebook PCs

Hi Daniel,
Model No- HP Pavilion dv6330ea Notebook PC. Refer to the link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3411896&
I am planning to upgrade my system from Vista Home Premium 32-bit to Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. 
Some forum like hp, microsoft say that 
"Users with nVidia graphic card should check temperature of this device before upgrade.
        This way you will know is it working ok in Windows 7 too. "
q1]           what is minimum / best temperature should have for CPU, GPU, motherboard and HDD?
q2]           Is this temperature is enough to upgrade to Windows 7? Will it will create any problem after upgrading to Windows 7?
Here are the temperature value of my system by CPUID Hardware Monitor v1.22 
Motherboard - Quanta 30BC
Temperatures - THR1
Value - 46 C (114 F)
Min - 46 C (114 F)
Max - 62 C (143 F)
Inter Core Duo T2350
Temperatures - Core 0
Value - 41 C (105 F)
Min - 41 C (105 F)
Max - 64 C (147 F)
Temperatures - Core 1
Value - 41 C (105 F)
Min - 41 C (105 F)
Max - 64 C (147 F)
Harddisk - ST9250315AS
Temperatures - Assembly
Value - 48 C (118 F)
Min - 48 C (118 F)
Max - 49 C (120 F)
Temperatures - Air Flow
Value - 48 C (118 F)
Min - 48 C (118 F)
Max - 49 C (120 F)
Please reply which wi... Read more

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My laptop was recently upgraded to Windows 10 and now I can't print anything. I get an error message that reads,"Windows cannot print due to the current printer setup."  I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times and even purchased a new printer. Still no printing. I'm assuming that some file somewhere has been corrupted, but not sure how to find it or fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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   Evidently while trying to take advantage of the Windows 10 Upgrade, somehow some damage was done to a file(s) from my old  Windows 8.1 OS pertaining to a missing, or damaged, file....  \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe  ...  which
in turn rewflects an Error code:  0xc0000001...
  At any rate, as a result, I am not able to boot up without an installation disc, nor perform the requested "Restart" to continue with the Windows 8.1 reinstallation because of this Error, and missing file(s), and am at my wits end...
  Please does anyone have any idea what my best course of action might be at this point, as I have seeminglly tried everything that I could think of for the better part of two weeks now.
  Last night a gal that lives a few doors down checked in on me, because she hadn't seen me for those two weeks and was just pretty concerned about whether I was allright or not, and she suggested that I take the laptop to an outside Technician, but
unfortunately, I am a disabled  U.S. Veteran, and I just don't have alot of money to work with.
  If someone could please help me with this litlle bit of a predicament, I would surely appreciate it more than you could ever know.
  Thank you....  And I Wish you Happy Holidays!
     -Otto Pedersen

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I accidently installed grub onto the seven boot partition. I can't boot into seven. It loads the ubuntu select os screen, I select WIndows 7 (Loader), and it justs goes back to the ubuntu select os.

Please can someone help?

I still have windows 7 installed, and I have full access to ubuntu.

A:Accidently installed grub onto windows 7 boot partiton. Unable to boot

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

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After deleting the partition on which Ubuntu was installed and enlarging the windows partition to fill the old space at the same time( stupid I know), I am unable to boot to Windows 7. All I see is a command line message that says Unknown File System and on the next line says Grub Rescue> with the option to input commands. After looking at this forum and Ubuntu forums I'm still unable to resolve the issue. I would like to be able to boot into windows 7.

A:Unable to boot Windows 7 after unistalling Ubuntu Dual boot

You'll have to restore your Master Boot Record. See this tutorial:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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Folk, Hello. I am using Laptop HP Pavilion DV4 whose OS is Windows 7. The machine runs correctly for quite a few years. Today, while I am working, the light on the machine become "Red". The screen becomes "Black".I press any key, nothing happens ! The machine is "Dead" !I press the power button, but the machine cannot turn off !I have to take off battery to power off the machine ! I press the power button again, the light on the machine is "Red" !  The 2 keys "Cap Lock" and "Num Lock" have "White Light" flashing on and off constantly. The screen is black and cannot boot up Windows 7. I press any key but nothing happens. I have to remove battery to power off the machine again. It's the first time for me to confront this kind of issue !It's not BIOS settings. My question is:How to solve the above error when press power button in HP Laptop Pavilion dv4  Windows 7 ? Thanks in advance. 

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On Monday night when surfing Facebook my entire laptop froze-the time included. I tried re-starting it several times but each time it would freeze on the "starting windows" screen.

I've tried 'start up repair' many times and each time I've had notification of its failure due to being unable to boot. I've tried multiple systems restore points and each time I receive a failure notice with error codes 0x80070002 or 0x800700b7. I've run the hp diagnostic assessments and the bios diagnostic tools and as far as the results are concerned there's nothing wrong with the laptop. I've tried booting both with it plugged into the mains, and on battery power...nothing. I've completely run out of ideas.

If I need to completely wipe the laptop and start again, it's not the end of the world, but I'm wary of doing it because I don't actually know the issue is to begin with and am concerned that wiping everything won't actually fix the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've attached photos of laptop information and a couple of the diagnostic results.

Thank you, and apologies for any typos/autocorrects that I haven't noticed...doing this via my mobile.

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This didn't not resolve my problem, any other suggestions? It won't get me do anything and it's locked up at the hp logo. Thank you

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Hello, I have an HP Pavilion DV8000 running Windows XP and all was working fine until recently when attempting to boot results in repeated boot sounds (like the hard drive making a physical sound over and over again, almost like the DVD drive making a sound, that I usually heard and bootup, but it makes it over and over again).  The result is the screen doesn't display anything (no HP logo, no Windows logo, nothing) and the keyboard is locked, i.e. capslock won't turn on, nor can I even power off the machine, just have to unplug and let the battery run out).  I'm at a little bit of a loss for where to begin and appreciate any help.My first priority is to get the data off of the hard drives, if indeed it's done and second priority would be to get it back up and running. Thank you for any help!

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