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Computer not starting

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Model number: p-7 - 1235
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

I've had this computer for a long time now, and this is the first time something like this has happened. Now whenever I start up my computer, it goes to a blue screen that has the hp logo on it, and it says, "press the ESC key for startup menu". The ESC button doesn't work. Then it beeps a couple of times, and goes to a black screen with white lettering in the top left, along with a flashing dash beneath the words. The words are something along the lines of "NVIDEA GeForce" "Copyright (C) 1996-2014 NVIDEA Corp." Along with a whole bunch of random numbers and letters. I've tried everything from restarting the computer, rebooting it, and even using 4 different keyboards. I've recently unplugged the power strip that everything computer related was plugged into before this started happening, so I'm not sure if that had something to do with it. I need this computer for work, so please help ASAP.

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A few years could mean the CMOS/RTC battery (if fitted) is flat.

Make, Model and OS please.
SKU: if possible by this method
WinKey + R and type msinfo32 Line 9
System SKU: N6K07EA#ABU
A better Model number if you can please.
Please do not post Serial Numbers.



First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.

Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected
devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers.
Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.

Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset.
Rinse and Repeat

AND/OR - Power on your PC, press Esc (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt.
Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).

HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows is a Windows-based utility that allows you to run diagnostic tests to determine if the computer hardware is functioning properly. The tool runs within the Windows operating system in order to diagnose hardware failures. HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows comes pre-installed on new HP computers, but if not on yours, download here:

If in doubt please ask.

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