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Dan_D86
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HP Z1 windows/ubuntu installation problems

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Hello everyone,

 

I am the pround owner of a HP Z1 G1, E3 Xeon, 16gb ram, Quadro 4000m, 240gb SSD.

 

It served me well for a few years until in crashed recently (video froze, followed by a hard restart). After a repair install (Win 8.1) the screen resolution was stuck at 1024x768 so i decided to go for a fresh install.

 

Windows 8.1 got stuck at the start: it couldn't find/use the partition, even after a cmd diskpart. Ubuntu does something similar, the setup starts, but freezes before i can choose install/try.

 

Also, during the start-up, some random character backgrounds in the back are green.

 

The bios diagnosticts showed the ram and hdd are ok.

 

So, is the graphics card fried or there is some other problem?

 

Thanks!

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Hi,

if your Xeon-Processor has integrated graphics, then remove the additional garphics card to see if the problem is on the addtional graphics card.

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I have a Xeon E3-1280 with no integrated graphics, so the computer does not start without the graphics card in...

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Hi, OK, it seems that the graphic card shows the problem. HP offers a test utility for Z1 where all modules can be tested especially the graphic card. The utility can be found under HP Z1 support/driver and can be burned on CD and booted from the CD. Alternatively you can boot a different OS (e.g. Ubuntu or Linux etc .) via USB and check if it is working? If no, then exchange your graphic card. Regards
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Thanks for the advice!

 

Ubuntu does not want to boot under any circumstances...

 

Best,

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Hi, pls. start the Z1, click ESC and open the Bios settings. Check whether under Secure Boot Configuration the following settings are checked: Legacy Support = Enabled, Secure Boot = Disabled. Save the settings and try again to boot a different OS
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