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Pavilion Won't Restart, But Shuts Down and Starts Up Fine


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#1 Jim Wittliff

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:29 AM

My computer died and a friend gave me a Pavilion DV8300 CTO notebook, XP Pro, which I restored to factory settings using the recovery partition. Most everything works fine, the computer will shut down and start up, but if you tell it to restart it hangs on the black HP screen with "press <esc> to change boot order" and "press <F10> to enter setup," neither of which do anything. Actually, that's not entirely true. If you click F10, it just tells you to keep waiting and never does anything. I've flashed the BIOS and updated all the drivers, I have no idea why it won't reboot, but it is curious. Any help is appreciated.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Have you tried running the chkdsk /r command...followed by running sfc /scannow?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

I have not, but will shortly. Thanks for the tip. I'll post again once I've done that.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:57 AM

I have an HP DC 7900 here in the office that does the same thing. I tried a reimage, and a new hard drive, it does the same thing. I think it might be the motherboard or the CMOS battery maybe. It's under warranty so I'm planning on going that route...
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