Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:57 PM
I have a HP Pavilion dv8000 laptop running Windows HP home edition.
When l try to start up The Windows logo appears as Normal, then the screen goes to the black screen with " Logon in safe mode, Logon using the last known good installation, logon to Windows, etc..."
if l do nothing the laptop loops continually through startup to black screen .........
I have been into setup and changed the boot up sequence to boot up from CD.
Put in manufacturers CD, tried new installation and repair installation, both times screen message displays hard disk cannot be found.
Have ran diagnostics from setup screen:
primary disk shows error #1 - 7
Secondary disk shows S.M.A.R.T ok
So apparently l have a problem with my Primary hard disk but my Secondary hard disk check ok!
Anyone any ideas how l can get Windows to boot up again as normal please?
I hope i have this in the right forum