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BIOS upgrade to vF.38 11/20/2018 has left me at bootup with a locked computer

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HP Pavilion Desktop 510-p030
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Having followed the HP Assistant to upgrade BIOS my computer won't start.  I get a stuck picture of the HP Logo.  ESC does not work.

When I can get out of this mode ( for example using Cntrl-Alt-Del), I get at the screen top a few lines of specs of the motherboard and "BIOS Revision /Date: 81B4 vF.38 11/20/2018".  At the screen bottom a statement to press ESC key to reach System Menu.  ESC does nothing and the computer is fuilly stuck at this point.  I can power boot and get the same occurrences, nothing more.  Obviously, I need help.

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Welcome to the forum.

I am not a HP employee.


Your PC may support BIOS Recovery (Link).


You may have to contact HP Support (Link) for factory service if a HP BIOS Recovery fails. You may be out of warranty unless you have a extended warranty.


The motherboard may be toasted.


HP Support Assistant BIOS updates can cause this problem. Don't do this type of update in the future.





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