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.