|Hello to anyone that can help,|
My HP computer will not boot up. I turned the power on first thing in the morning the other day and it booted up to the Blue HP screen (not the 'blue screen of death') which has the HP and Intel Logos on it as well as these three options on the bottom of the screen: <Esc=Boot Menu>, <F1=Setup>, <F10=System Recovery>. This screen is displayed for 1-2 seconds, then the screen goes black (monitor has no signal) for 2-5 seconds, then the screen goes back to the blue HP screen mentioned above. The process occurs 2-4 times in a row and then stops/freezes on the blue HP screen. I get no response when I select Esc, F1 or F10 during the entire process. Booting up has been the same ever since.
Before this happened I was having an issue during shutdown. After windows shut down, I would have to hold my on/off button down for 10 seconds to turn the computer off (as appose to just having to push the on/off button).
Also my computer would occasionally restart for no apparent reason. After the restart, Windows would come back online, my desktop would appear for ~30 seconds and seem ok. Before the startup was fully completed, I'd often get another restart. I would get by this circular problem by shutting down windows as soon as my desktop came up (Start Menu --> Turn off Computer) and then shutting down the computer the way I mentioned above (holding the on/off button down for 10 seconds). Upon restarting after this, things would be ok. But now I am stuck on the blue HP screen described above.
I made a recovery disk when I first purchased the computer. When I put it in the disk drive, the drive attempts to read it (drive spins and LED flashes indicating to me that the drive is working), but nothing happens.
Any thoughts on my problem?????
Bad hard drive or power supply, virus????
Any advice would be appreciated.