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03-30-2012 09:32 PM
HP Envy 15 1050nr Notebook Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
Hi, I had no problems until I installed the wrong driver. Immedately it wont reboot. I get a screen asking if I want to launch Startup Repair, I agree and it brings up a window/box showing a motion bar with a caption saying "Attempting Repairs". This runs for days. Is there a way to get into Safe Mode? F8 does nothing.
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03-31-2012 11:23 AM - edited 03-31-2012 11:26 AM
Press and hold F8 while you power up, continue to hold, see if the advanced screen loads.
Best solution is to use a W7 system repair disc to load Windows Recovery Environment from DVD, then do a Windows System Restore.
System repair disc can be made on any Windows 7 64bit PC, it can be found in the Maintenance folder on the start menu.
If the repair disc tries to do a repair before the tools page loads, cancel it.
03-31-2012 02:59 PM
Thank you very much for your reply and your time, that gives me a direction to travel and get back to full functionality. I vow never to touch another driver as long as I live. Have a great day.
04-02-2012 12:10 AM
I found a W 7 64 repair DVDand since the Envy has no player I used an external usb and changed Bios to USB boot making it first on the list of boot options and it doesnt recognize the player as a priority. it starts by asking if I want to use start up repair which is worthless in this specific issue. I ran Start up test and got a failure ID RGF7JC-4SX62V-XDO3GK-401X03. Also I found that the OS options menu appears from the Escape key and nothing from F8. So I ran System Restore and it didnt respond it just ran on and on. But my most recent restore piont was Feb 26 so maybe thats why it hung up. I still cant find a way to access safe mode so I can enter device manager and just roll back the driver.
04-02-2012 12:23 PM
Test the hard drive, post back any failure codes.
04-02-2012 05:39 PM
Smart Check : PASSED
Short DST : PASSED
Long DST : PASSED
Whatever you suggest, I'm on it.
Thanks for your time Mumbodog.
04-02-2012 06:05 PM
With it powered off, press and hold F8 while you power up, continue to hold F8 (let up if the screen freezes),, see if the advanced screen loads, if it does choose "repair your computer", this will load the Windows Recovery Environment, if it tries to do a repair cancel it and let RE continue to load, once you are at the Recovery Options screen choose "System Restore" from the list of tools. System restore starts, hit next, then a restore point will show in the list, then hit next to restore back to that date, when it is done restoring (may take a while) restart the PC and see if windows loads.
When RE loads it may ask for a password and user name, use the drop down box to choose your user account and enter a password if you have one set, if you have no password set leave the password line empty and hit enter.
04-11-2012 08:45 AM
Wel I finally got it fixed. I tried system restore and no success so I used F8 like you said and it did show the repair screen so I went into Safe Mode and then Device Manager an rolled back the driver. Then went into Recovery Mode. Unfortunatly I lost my data stored on it but its back up and running and without having to pay to have it fixed. Thank you Mumbodog for your time and energy in helping me with suggestions. I STILL LOVE MY ENVY AND WOULD BUY ANOTHER IN THE FUTURE IF NEEDED.