Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:12 AM
On my phone now
Most often this is due to a failing hard drive
Tap Esc when booting and see if your system has built in diagnostics - if so, use them
If they don't work, then you'll have to run bootable diagnostics Here's a link: http://www.carrona.org/initial.html
As it's likely a UEFI based system, you'll likely have to disable Secure Boot and enable CSM/legacy mode in order to boot to the HDD test
If the HDD is dying, you'll also need to order recovery media for the new HDD from HP
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able. - John
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