My laptop just updated, today, as I was logging on to use it. It gave me a notification to restart my laptop. I restarted it and now, I only get a black screen. The fan is on; you can hear that CD ROM go through it's detection and that's it - it just keeps doing this and it does not respond to any of the Hot Key presses to bring up BIOS portal. I would like to know is there a way to reset the CMOS/BIOS in this situation and where I can find the steps and or instructions. I am computer savy, so as long as I am able to read the directions, I can follow them.
If the issue persists, after the above steps, try the below:
Turn off the notebook.
Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter.
With the notebook off, press and hold the Windows logo key and the B key at the same time.
On some notebook models, it might be necessary to press and hold the Windows logo key and the V key.
While pressing those keys, press and hold the Power button on the computer for 2 to 3 seconds, and then release the Power button but continue to hold the Windows logo key and the B or V key until the HP BIOS update screen displays or you hear a beeping sound (usually 8 beeps).
The HP BIOS Update screen displays, and the BIOS update begins automatically. This might take several minutes, and you might hear additional beeping sounds.
If the HP BIOS Update screen does not display, repeat the previous steps. If the issue persists after repeating the steps, skip to the next step to Download a replacement BIOS file.
If the Power light turns off, the notebook has turned off because the Power button was held too long. Repeat the previous steps, making sure to hold the Power button for 2 to 3 seconds only.
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