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05-01-2012 02:36 PM
HP m8430f stuck on "Starting Windows" after April 10, 2012 Microsoft Updates. Upgraded to Windows 7 X64 from Vista X64 almost two years ago. Have never had any problems until morning of April 12th. I will cut to the final resolution to help anyone else who is going through this or will in the future. After trying to repair Win7, restoring back to factory recovery (got code purple), installing clean Vista 64 and trying upgrade to Windows 7 again, formatting drive using /p:2 option of writing 0's twice to whole drive and then doing a clean install of Win7 only to get to the same place of being stuck at "Starting Windows", I tried a trick I had read about. Boot to safe mode, you will get an error that you can complete install from safe mode. Don't close window but hit Shift-F10 and a cmd prompt will open. Type in compmgmtlauncher and choose Device Manager. Disable the Visx PureTV-U 48B0 under Sound, Video and Game controllers. Reboot computer and Win7 complete installation. Since I was able to get into Safe mode back on April 12th, I should have tried disabling everything then, but since it was working without problems before the updates, I couldn't believe that it was any of the devices. I have not been able to get around this issue with the tv-tuner, but I don't have a need for it right now for it. I saw a tip to try moving it to another pci slot and I will try that if I ever have a need to open the computer. Just wanted to document what to do to save others weeks of searching. If this is a driver issue, I can't believe HP or Windows hasn't come up with a more current driver. During all of the installs, I never get a yellow triangle for that device or any indication in Event log or anywhere that there was a problem with this device.
05-03-2012 04:46 AM
I had a similar issue with mine not working properly running Windows 7 Ultimate. Mine was working just fine for quite some time and then I moved my system into our TV room and hooked it up to the television, and used it there. Everything worked fine, I then returned it to the normal location but did not plug the IR sensor back in.
I had issues with it, I then plugged it back in and it seemed to be working fine, then started to freeze while we were working on it, it would do this all the time. I was thinking I had virus, I tried restoring windows to a previous working state. Upgrading my Virus software and everything. This was all back in October 2011. I finally just thought my system was going out after a number of years.
Then the other day for some reason I moved the IR sensor from one plug to the other. It is currently plugged into the bottom right USB port next to the RJ45 port. It seems to be working just fine now and I don't have the device you suggested disabled, though I will keep that in mind.
Thanks for you post, Hope mine helps too.
03-22-2013 05:29 PM
I had this very issue after the 3/12/13 updates, and I was convinced it was something in the move to IE 10. If I'd seen this, I'd have saved a week of rebuilding and reinstalling, but at least I found it before I drove myself any madder.