I'm working on a laptop of an acquintance of mine and I'm at a loss.
It is a hp pavilion g7 1390sd.
A couple of days ago they tried to install W10 on it. This installation failed at 99% and after a couple of tries they gave up and just kept using W7. After this they have used the laptop without any problem for a day of 2-3.
Since today the laptop won't boot normally. When booting it keeps beeping so they asked for my help.
I found out I can start windows if I press esc at startup for boot menu and choose the hard disk, press f8 before windows loads and choose start normally, or when I go into BIOS before windows load.
When I do this, it boots fine, computer works like nothing has happened, but the very next reboot it fails to boot again.
I assumed something with the W10 install might interfere with the normal bootup procedure and decided to reinstall the laptop.
I have now done this twice and still no difference.
I have fixxed the MBR and rebuild the BCD but none of this makes any difference.
I have swapped the harddisk with another one and it still has the same problem.
I have reset the bios to default settings but this also does not change anything.
And for some reason according to HP's website there are no drivers available for this model, so I can't perform a BIOS updates in the hopes that this would solve this.
So, there I stand. I can't think of anything I could try anymore and it is really annoying. The computer is still workable with a workaround, but since this is a laptop of an elderly couple, it would be preferred to just act normally.
Do you guys have any ideas left for me?