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HP pavilion dm4 won't boot

Pavilion dm4
Power up computer, won't advance to the windows screen.
I've taken out the battery.
I've attempted system restore to previous date
That failed.
Please help.
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@Mwmcmahon wrote:
Power up computer, won't advance to the windows screen.
I've taken out the battery.
I've attempted system restore to previous date
That failed.
Please help.

Are you seeing an error message on the screen?  If so, what does it say?  If not, where is your notebook hanging at?  What shows on the screen? 

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Black screen, with dots running in a circular pattern at the bottom.
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@Mwmcmahon wrote:
Black screen, with dots running in a circular pattern at the bottom.

Okay, so that's good news because we know that the system screen functions normally.  What you need to do now is run the HP System Diagnostics by turning the notebook off, then on again...when you see the HP logo appear tap the F2 key to launch the Diagnostics utility.

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Murphy's law,
Powered up, after about 10 minutes. Windows came on with notice that system was successfully restored to previous point, 12/11.
Did not proceed to F2.
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