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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:59 PM
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:34 PM
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:42 PM
I've never known a system to boot to the BIOS.
What does the screen reflect...on which your system halts?
No error message of any sort?
System manufacturer and model?
Posted 13 October 2009 - 06:43 PM
Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:24 PM
Well...I'm just wondering why this isnt' posted in a Vista forum...and what relation your situation might possibly have to hardware, from your perspective.
If you have a second O/S installed and it boots normally, I think that removes any suspicion about a hardware aspect to whatever is wrong.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 10:21 PM
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:42 PM
I would now recommend testing your hard drive. Once you know the manufacturer, you can look here and you will find links to each manufacturers testing utility.
Hope this helps,
Hitachi has taken over the IBM DeskStar/TravelStar line.
Drive Fitness Test
This download creates a self-booting DOS diskette to run the DFT utility. The Drive Fitness Test (DFT) provides a quick, reliable method to test SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, including Serial-ATA IDE drives. The Drive Fitness Test analyze function performs read tests without overwriting data. However, Drive Fitness Test is bundled with some restoration utilities that will overwrite data.
Choose from a bootable floppy, a binary bootable floppy for non-Windows systems or a bootable CD image.
Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:43 PM
I would also be thinking "power supply", after running the hard drive diagnostic.
System specs: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF...4-81049107.html
Is this system under warranty right now?
Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:14 AM
Posted 24 October 2009 - 12:04 PM
You can click here. This will take you to Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test page. You will see a link that says "CD Image". Click on that, save the file to your computer and burn the image to s CD. Reboot your computer with this CD in the drive and boot from the CD.
This will start Hitachi's Drive Fitness Test.
Hope this helps,
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