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machine fails to boot, suspected corrupted disk but not damaged.

Product Name: Pavillion model 15p263nr
Operating System: Linux

   I was trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 from a DVD.

  This was because a previous install of Ubuntu16.04 wwould not run without a transient error message, followed by an apparent recovery at start up. I then downloaded program GQRX from gqrx.de but this would not run properly though the Mac version runs OK on a MacBook Pro.

   Ubuntu 10.04 needs the WiFi to be set up on install and this I was failing to do!! Don't ask!!! so I powered off rather than attepting to do a more 'proper' shut down.

  I presume this has left the disk in a corrupted state.

 

 Now on power up the lamps on the power switch and shift key light but screen is black and after a few seconds there is a loud click,  they both go off and the machine remains in an inert state. I have carried out the reset instructions on this site. to no avail.

It has been suggested elsewhere to reinstal Ubuntu 16.04 as a test first and then continue to GQRX if this is improved, but this requires the machine to boot. I have a Win 10 USB stick witch has reinstalled Win in the past so a boot with this would be a satisfactory start.

 

    Any help would be appreciated, so many thank in advance.    john m 

 

 

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