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Pavilion Dv7-1232nr won't boot, Looping at the DVD step

Product Name Pavilion dv7-1232nr

Product Number NB239UA#ABA

Microprocessor 2.20 GHz AMD Turion X2 RM-74 Dual-Core Mobile Processor

Windows Vista Home Premium 32 & 64 bit


When booting laptop (turning on the power), it continues to reference the DVD as if it is in a loop.  The screen is Blank, the caps lock and numlock is blinking every 3 seconds.  I ordered a mother board and installed it,  same problem.  I installed a new CPU, same problem.  I installed new memory, same problem.


Returned the system to it's original state (mother board, CPU, Memory/RAM)


Events leading up to this problem:


Was at a WIFI site, the computer was working fine.  Logoff the laptop, temporary close the laptop without powering it off.  Close for about 10minutes at the max.  Lift the laptop up and it did not respond to any keys and the display was blank.  Press the power button to turn it off, 5 seconds wait,  then press the power button.  Its been in this state since.  Did a "Hard Reset" same problem. 


Not sure what elese it can be.



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Re: Pavilion Dv7-1232nr won't boot, Looping at the DVD step

The 3 blinks of Capslock key indicate memory issue.

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Re: Pavilion Dv7-1232nr won't boot, Looping at the DVD step

It is not 3 blinks.   It is 1 blink every 2-3 seconds.  I changed the memory and with the same results.   As noted in my other posts, the motherboard, CPU, and memory were changed and it still gave the same results.  It continues to reference the DVD over and over again without advancing pass this step. 


I inserted the DVD containing my Operating System and it did not recognize it.  Looping at the DVD Step continued with the blank screen.  It act as if there were no DVD inserted.



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Re: Pavilion Dv7-1232nr won't boot, Looping at the DVD step

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Hello ldpmickey.  I understand you're unable to get your notebook to boot.

Are you able to progress at all past the CAPS LOCK blinking?  If not, insert a DVD will never work.

If you are able to progress past the CAPS LOCK blinking and get into the BIOS try the following.

  1. Reboot the notebook and tap F10 until the BIOS screen loads.
  2. Navigate to the System Configuration section.
  3. Select Boot Options.
  4. Select Boot Order.
  5. Ensure the first bootable device is the CD-ROM.
  6. Navigate to the Exit section and save your changes.
  7. Post the result.

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