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lopadcenter
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Press the ESC key for startup menu freezes on hp h8-1260t

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after two days, I came back home and noticed my computer was on and saw nothing on screen except a dark bluish-black screen and i tried to get in but looked like it freezes, so I long press the power button and I turn it back on and one thing that was he hp logo and the message at the bottom cnter...Press the ESC for Startup Menu...so i kept pressing the ESC and nothing happens.  I removed the battery and hard drive drive and put it back on...but the same screen and message appears.  i tried pressing the F11, also F8, F10 but nothing happen.  i also removed the USB but nothing happen too...

 

Please help me how to put it on a booting mode.   im stuck on the same message.

 

Thank you in advance!

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That scenario is certainly bad news.  Was the computer on when you went away?

 

Edit: HERE is the spec page for that PC's motherboard.  Scroll down to this:Pegatron cmos.jpg


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I left my PC on a sleep mode but I guess it woke up by itself somewhere when I get home. How bad is this scenario? Can I still do something here from this point?
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Did you follow the steps in the last post?  Did anything change?  If you cannot get into the BIOS, then it is done.  Try a BIOS recovery.  Some of the newer computers motherboards have a BIOS recovery but I cannot tell if that is one.


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Yes. I did remove the cmos jumper and put it back on for 10 seconds but nothing happen just goes back to the same screen

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im stuck on this screen and i've tried to take out the CMOS battery, BIOS reset but nothing happens.  how can i get out from this problem?

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I found THIS, but it is for a laptop.  See if anything that post tells will work on your PC.

 

Also, you might need this info to try the BIOS recovery.


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Sorry for the delay of my reply.  I just want to thank you for taking the time to provide some solutions.  However, after several tries, I still get stuck on the same message.  Here's what I did so far so would know what more I can do before buying MOBO or PSU or a whole new unit.

 

Desktop   HP H8-1260t

 

1.  Remove the CMOS battery and replaced a new one.  - no success

2.  Reset the CMOS+PASS. - no success

3.  Reinserting the Memory chips. - no success

4.  Remove and Reinserting the two hard drives and checked all SATA cables. - no success

5.  Unplugged and Replugged all the USB cables from the MOBO.  - no success

6. Insert recovery disc but it's not detecting. -- no success

 

I've been doing this since Friday and I have not find any success, still on the HP Logo Screen with the message "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu"

 

I found out that all USB ports  front and back cant detect any wireless or wired keyboard or mouse when I power on but I when I plug my USB cable to my phone it charges.

 

So I'm really wondering what's wrong with my PC.  I need to troubleshoot first before I buy anything else.  It doesnt make sense if I just buy a MOBO online when I am not certain what's really the main problem.

 

Hope anyone can provide any suggestions or any instructions to repair this pc.  Thank you very much.

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Restart computer. Immediately long press Esc. It should go to bios. Load defaults and save.
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