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HP not booting to USB or Recovery

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#1 Namingishard


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:20 PM

HP Pavilion 15 altect Sleekbook windows 8

Im trying to restore the OS because im getting a blue screen, but whenever i try and boot to a USB or recovery I get a blank black page forever, its not resetting or crashing it just stays on a black page with the back light on.
For USB sometimes it lets me choose which setup to enter(If the usb has more than one, I've tried multiple ISO's) but then once i do it never loads.
For recovery its the second I hit F9 to boot into it. Any suggestions? I have no idea what to do.
Legacy is on. Secure boot is disabled

Edited by hamluis, 07 April 2016 - 02:35 PM.
Moved from Crashes/BSODs to Win 8 - Hamluis.

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:33 PM

What did you use to create the bootable iso file? I have had success using Rufus. I thought for a System Recovery the option would be F11 on a computer with UEFI.




If you tap Esc at boot does the startup menu appear? Select System Diagnostics and let it run through the memory and disk checks.

#3 Agouti


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 02:53 PM

Instead of turning off Secure Boot and switching to Legacy, I would create a USB drive for UEFI systems.  Follow this article to make one.

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