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04-10-2012 11:46 PM
My PC is an HP Pavilion p7 1040L.
I updated the bios on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, but my PC froze for a long time and I had to shut it down.
The bios file was downloaded from here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloa
When I turned the PC on, there was just 8 times beeps with orange flashing power button and no video signal. After 8 beeps, the PC was still on and power button turn blue but there was still no activity and blank screen.
From the documentation I know that the bios has been corrupted.
I have tried the boot block recovery using USB flash drive with several rom names like HPBIOS.ROM, AMIBOOT.ROM, HPBIOS.BIN, etc. but the flash drive only accessed for several seconds but then no activity. The rom file I used was the file from bios update since I don't have the current bios.
04-18-2012 12:29 PM
I see that this model first introduced in June of 2011 - so it should still be in normal warranty.
I could contact support for your country and request a service event be scheduled to get it repaired - this likely needs a motherboard replacement.
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