I need help with my Pavilion G6-2235us About every time windows restarts it freezes at the HP Logo Spinning Circle (for hours), the only Temp "fix" is(for me) by holding the power button to Power-off and then power back On, after that sometimes windows loads... or it goes to the Automatic Repair Loop.
It came with Win8 x64 pre-installed and trying also to update to Win 8.1 x64... or just to be able to have regular security updates.
I have Re-installed Windows many times. Reinstalling Win8 using HP Recovery works fine until Updates installs (not 8.1... just updates), it always gets the Error: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer"... and it hags there foreve.
This is what I have tried:
-Hardware Scan: All Pass
-Seure Mode Off & On (after and before install)
-Legacy Support Enabled & Disabled (after and before install)
-Turn Off Fast Startup
-chkdsk scans (no errors) -sfc scans (no errors)
-Reinstalled Win8 with: HP Minimized Image Recovery (Using HP Recovery discs/dvds)
-Reinstalled Win8 with: HP Minimized Image Recovery (Using hard Drive Partition)
-Reinstalled Win8 with: HP Full Factory Restore (Using HP Recovery discs/dvds)
-Reinstalled Win8.1 with: ISO Image from Microsoft od DVD disc (clean Install)
-Reinstalled Win8.1 with: ISO Image from Microsoft on USB - UEFI Mode (Clean Install)
-Reinstalled Win8.1 with: ISO Image from Microsoft on USB - NOT UEFI Mode (Clean Install)
Hello and thank you for posting on the HP support forums. If you have already done multiple reinstalls of the operating system from the recovery partition to bring it back to the original configuration and still have this issue. You are dealing with a corruption in the hardware somewhere.
I say this becuse you have mentioned other Windows ISO installs that have failed.
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I think I was able to resolve the problem... No more HP spinning Circle loop, at least for now.
Windows Installed: Win8.1 UEFI Mode with Microsoft ISO Image on USB
I was suspicious about the OS Boot Manager under UEFI Boot Order... but there is no option for "Internal Hard Drive" like in Legacy Boot Order and looks like UEFI has priority over Legacy, even if Legacy is enable. So I took a look at the "Partitions" created automatically by Windows Installation.
What I did:
-Downgraded to Bios F.17 (not sure if was needed, probably not)
-Deleted these 2 Partitions: 1 Recovery 300MB 3 MSR 128MB
Could not delete the EFI Partition (maybe a good thing) but by Deleting those other two the HP Logo loop is gone! Now after PowerOn or Restarts, the HP logo spinning circle takes a couple of seconds and Windows 8.1 loads normal. I'm not sure if deleting both partitions was needed but it's working.
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