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03-19-2020 06:28 PM
My HP Pavillion 510-127c desktop stopped booting a couple of weeks ago. Suspecting hard drive failure, I installed a new hard drive and re-installed Windows 10 using Windows Re-installation media created from another machine. The desktop was able to boot once and everything seemed fine e.g. I can browse the internet. But if I shut it down and restart, it again fails to boot. I don't feel like buying a new machine until I have exhausted all the options. Does anyone have any suggestions for further troubleshooting?
Note: I happened to find a way to get the machine to boot by the following sequence of actions: 1) Disconnect hard drive 2) Start the machine and power it off 3) Connect the hard drive 4) Power the machine. I happened to find this hack as I was failing to access Bios settings during start up when I read that Fast startup option may prevent getting into bios settings. Of course, I can't operate the machine on daily basis using the hack I stumbled upon. Not sure if this points to any issue in BIOS settings but couldn't figure out. Please Help.
03-20-2020 04:11 AM
is my first thought.
And then perhaps try a relatively in-expensive repair.
after that the BIOS is suspect.
If in doubt please ask.
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