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Solved Computer will not boot past the HP screen

April 25, 2012 at 17:34:37
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Duo Dual CPU T6400 @2.00GHz
I have a HP TouchSmart Model Number IQ524. When I turned the computer on it goes to the HP startup screen,a white cursor flashes on the left side of the sceen and then the screen turns black and the cursor goes away and the screen stays black. Can anyone help me with this problem.

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April 25, 2012 at 17:39:24
Boot to a Windows Vista dvd and see if you can use the repair tools.

Text, talk, drive...CRASH.

Hang up and drive @#$%^^

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April 25, 2012 at 22:28:09
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The touchsmarts are notorious for bad hard drives. Almost every one that I have worked on has a bad hard drive. I think that because it is an all in one unit the drive over heats due to crappy cooling.

Anyway, you can try to tap the F11 key when you turn the computer on. This should take you to the HP Diagnostics and Recovery tools.

Run all the tests in there on your hard drive.

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April 27, 2012 at 11:14:38
My computer did not boot past the logo screen. I went out and bought a new hard drive and reinstall the operating system and this cleared up the problem. I had a bad harddrive. Thanks a million for the tip.

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