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Automatic Repair looping & I can't get dvd boot for reinstall

Pavilion dv7 4200 series
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My laptop doesn't have a battery died, and I've been only operating it with AC adapter, for now.

I have been running Windows 10 for around 6 months, no problem. It was factory-released with Windows 7 (both OS's are/were 64-bit).


This problem began with the PC not booting to Windows after a forced shutdown(I'd accidently pulled the power cord out), and I believe it was still in startup mode.(I had just started the system up).



After that, I began getting an endless "Automatic Repair" process. It would sit with the blue screen's windows logo, and a circling dot. I have downloaded and tried booting to a Windows 10 ISO dvd, but the pc won't boot to dvd. I have successfully changed boot order from within BIOS (using the F12 hotkey). I t saves the boot order correctly, yet doesn't actually get to a boot sequence, I am guessing, because of the looping Repair. In the BIOS tab, nothing much is included as menu options...seems wrong. Only the boot order. My BIOS vendor is listed as "InsydeH20" and version is "F.29".

**One other thing...I'd tried using a Windows 7 installation cd, previous to the Windows 10, for just getting to a command prompt. It did boot to it, and I puttered around, but changed nothing other than admin password.  I'm wondering if that somehow messed up the BIOS setup....but don't have a clue as to why that would cause the pc now to not boot to cd at all.

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As I understand the Automatic Repair looping and you can't get DVD boot for reinstall,

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Please attempt the below steps:

Perform a hard reset

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Remove and reseat the memory modules

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