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HP Pavilion Media Center n7680 stuck in reboot cycle (black screen)

My computer is stuck  in this cycle: goes to the "Windows did not start sucessfully..." screen then goes to the Windows XP splash screen, then to the HP screen and keeps on repeating this process.

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Re: HP Pavilion Media Center n7680 stuck in reboot cycle (black screen)

Will your PC boot up into safe mode (F8 at the HP blue screen)?

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
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Re: HP Pavilion Media Center n7680 stuck in reboot cycle (black screen)

no, when safe mode is selected after pressing f8, loop restarts and continues

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Re: HP Pavilion Media Center n7680 stuck in reboot cycle (black screen)

Try flicking your power on button a few times in case it is stuck.

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HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-5500u,16GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-5930k, X99, 16GB 2800 MHz DDR4, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, EVGA GTX 760TI
Windows 8.1 UEFI mode
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