HP pavilion slimline s5414y Win7 home premium
Hi, due to past issues that were bloatware and not a bad HDD, I have a spare. Also a WD backup drive
I have had problems that point to a very old Win7. I decided to swap out HDDs [j.i.c.] and take one to Factory Settings to clean the C:. I used Acronis TI for WD to backup everything first. [have had this Acronis app for years]
Swapped the HDDs, took it to factory, set up backup restore w/ shut off when done, went to bed.
Next day powered up: black screen [with whitish edges] and top left blinking cursor. Tried a few keys and powered off - split second drop of blue power color and fan sounds.
On attempts to power up there is a moment of HP blue with F# options. then to black.
Have read about Alt+Ctl_Del to get Task Manager and more to regedit , etc to be sure SHELL has EXPLORER.EXE but this and others were for _sudden_ Black Screen.
Ideas, suggestions are very welcome.
[You folks have helped in past - cannot understand why my usual user name for forums was not recognized - it _has_ been years.]
Edited by viewerx, 23 January 2017 - 03:10 AM.