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04-02-2011 12:26 PM
loads to hp screen, gives the following choices:
<F10=setup> <F11=System Recovery
<Esc=Boot Menu> <F9=Diagnostics>
if i choose setup or boot menu it tries to load but does not. the other two do not give me a message.
i tried to load bios screen by using every "f" key, one at a time, each on their own. i even tried del and esc. none loaded bios, just brought me to the hp screen where it never loads.
i made a copy of windows vista recovery disc and tried to boot from it. same issues as before, nothing loads. i opened the case and the processor cooler was very hot to the touch. i used a box fan to see if i could keep it cool but nothing worked. im guessing the processor shifted or is just getting to hot? perhaps i need a new fan?
some things i tried:
ubuntu 10.10 install cd does not read.
windows xp w/sp2 install cd does not read.
vista recovery cd does not read.
so cd's dont read lol
shut off for couple hours to cool off processor and used a box fan to give more cool air through the heat sync. same problem as before.
any ideas? i was told to check the ram one at a time but i dont have the time to pull the heat sync off, then the disc drive to unplug one ram stick.
04-14-2011 10:21 AM
Mine is doing this exact too... it was the morning after a thunderstorm, and we lost power. I'm trying to find out if there's a fuse that could have popped. Seems it could be an easy fix, but I'm going to get on the phone later and start asking a few pros some questions.
04-27-2011 09:55 AM
I had this exact problem after moving my mother-in-law's computer to a new location.
Computer wouldn't get past start up screen. After opening the computer, checking all connectors, etc., I finally bought recovery discs, installed a new hard drive, and............ nothing. Still wouldn't get past start up screen.
THEN I FOUND THE PROBLEM.
On the front of the computer, there is a connector with two USB inputs separated by a chrome strip. In transit, the center strip had been dislocated, and was shorting out one of the USB jacks.
When I realigned the strip so the USB jacks so weren't shorted, the PC started normally. I put the original Hard drive back in, and everything was back to normal.