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Gram5
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downloaded an hp assistant update & screen went black & got an error message about the boot device

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I downloaded an hp assistant update and the screen went black and an error message about the boot device appeared.  I tried to go into safe mode but could not understand the terminology.  Before I updated I downloaded Google toolbar and got pop ups for programs to purchase.  My antivirus alerted me to one of the programs and I immediately removed it.  Then I downloaded the update and my computer died.

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Please perform the below steps to restore the computer to previous date :

 

  • Turn off the computer and wait at least 5 seconds with the computer in a full off state.
  • Turn on the computer and repeatedly press the F11 key, about once every second, until you see the Windows loading screen.
  • If a language selection screen opens, select the language you want to use to continue.
  • On the Choose your keyboard layout screen, select the keyboard layout that matches your keyboard type.
  • On the Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot .
  • On the Troubleshoot screen, click Advanced Options .
  • On the Advanced options screen, click System Restore .
  • Click Windows 8, click Windows 8.1, or click Windows 10 as the target operating system.
  • The System Restore window opens.
  • Click Next .
  • Click the restore point that you want to use, and then click Next .
    The Confirm Restore Point window opens.
  • Click Finish to restore your computer to a previous point.
  • Do not interrupt System Restore when it starts. Doing so can corrupt your hard drive and create more problems. Click Yes in the warning that appears.
  • System Restore returns the computer configuration to a previous point in time and restarts.

 

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I tried the steps you gave me but I still get the error message. no boot disk has been detected or the desk has failed.  I did a quick check of the hard drive and it passed I didn't check of the memory and it passed. Help any other advice. Thank you so much

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 Now  I get a message that says out of range when I try to boot up.  then it goes away and I get the same old error message that I've been getting....Help

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Hi @Gram5

 

Thank you for posting back.

 

Follow the steps in the below article and check if it helps.

 

http://hp.care/2bQHDtg

 

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!

 

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Thanks so much for your welcoming note.  However; The suggested solutions did not work.  I did all the hard drive checks and it was o.k.  Then I got into safe mode and had to disable  one thing and enable another.  And, it worked.  I can't remember exactly.  It was my dear friend and neighbor's computer and I would have to go back and get into it again.  But, again, thanks so much...I'm sure I will be needed the forum again...

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Also, when I get to her computer again I will back track and post the solution.

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Hi @Gram5

 

Thank you for posting back.

 

Perfect, I am really glad to hear that! 

 

If any other questions arise, please feel free to write back to me.

 

Take care.

 

Cheers!

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I fixed it myself by exploring and working around.  Thank you!

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