HP Pavilion Laptop is not booting up

March 18, 2010 at 01:52:58
Specs: Windows XP
My laptop is not booting up, Everytime after restarting screen goes black. I did everything possible from my side. I checked BIOS setting booting order but could not get success. Can anyone help me?

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March 18, 2010 at 08:38:06
Do you get any error messages? If it was not seeing the hard drive you would have gotten some kind of message. If not then it is attempting to load the OS but failing which means something is messed up with the OS. If that is the case then you need to do a repair install from your Windows System Disk.


Also, have you tried an F8 boot to see if you can boot to safe mode?

Let us know.

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March 18, 2010 at 12:19:53
mmm before you go about a repair installation (as suggested by "ace...") might be wise/useful to first secure data - off the system entirely.

A repair installation normally doesn't affect data; doesn't wipe it etc... But better to safer than sorrier?

Boot with a Knoppix or Ubuntu disk and then locate data and copy to optical media. Verify the copies are truly accessible on at least one other system too.

The set about posssible repair etc...



Each has a freebie iso image which download to a hard-drive. Then burn to dvd; use that dvd to boot etc...

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