Have you tried booting into Safe Mode? To boot into Safe Mode start the computer and begin tapping the F8 key until you see the Advanced Boot Options page, then select Safe Mode. To make a selection in the Advanced Boot Options you need to use the up or down keys to navigate to the option you want, then press Enter to select the option. If this works and you are able to boot into Safe Mode let us know. If you can't, please do the following.
Can you boot into the BIOS?
1. To access the BIOS turn the computer off and repeat the power cycle FreeBooter suggested. Some laptops do not completely turn off by using the Shut Down option. The computer needs to start from a complete shut down condition, this is why you will use the power cycle method to shut the computer down.
2. Once this is done restart the computer. As soon as you see the HP splash screen press and hold down the Esc key until you see a menu.
3. Select the R10 option to open the BIOS.
If you can boot into the BIOS you can use a installation disc to run a Repair Installation. The title Repair Installation is a misnomer, it does not involve an actual installation. The installation disc can be used to access the System Recovery Options, one of these options is the Startup Repair. But first you are going to need to create the installation media. You can find a Windows 7 ISO download here. You will need to select the version of Windows 7 you are running, example: Windows 7 home 64-bit SP1. Unless you know where to find your downloads I would suggest setting you browser download location to be the Desktop.
Once you have downloaded the ISO file use the instructions below to burn the file to a disc.
1. Place a blank unformatted CD or DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
2. Right click on the ISO or IMG file you want to use to burn a disc.
3. Click Burn disc image.
Now that you have the installation media it's time to do a Startup Repair.
Repair Installation Instructions
Attention: In order to boot from the installation disc you may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the optical driver is the first device in the boot order, and the HDD/SSD is the second devcice.
1. Place the installation disc in the tray of the CD/DVD drive, close the tray and restart the computer.
2. You will be prompted to press any key to continue the installation, do so.
At this point the setup process will load files, this will take several minutes.
3. You will now need to choose the Language, Time and currency format, and Keyboard or input method that you'd like to use.
After this is done click on Next.
4. Click on the Repair your computer link at the bottom-left of the Install Windows window.
This will open the Windows 7 System Recovery Options.
5. System Recovery Options will now search your hard drive(s) for any Windows 7 installations. This will take several minutes.
No participation is required on your part at this time, wait till it has finished and the next window opens.
6. Choose the Windows 7 installation that you'd like to perform the Startup Repair on, then click on Next
7. Click on the Startup Repair link from list of recovery tools in System Recovery Options.
8. The Startup Repair tool will now search for problems in the system files.
If Startup Repair finds a problem with any system files the tool may suggest a solution which you will need to confirm, or may solve the problem automatically.
9. Startup Repair will now attempt to repair whatever problems it found with system files.
Note: If Startup Repair did not find any problems with system files you won't see this step.
Important: Your computer may or may not restart several times during this repair process. This is normal, you should allow it to continue until you see the Restart your computer to complete the repairs window.
10. Click on Finish, this will restart your computer.
It is possible that the Startup Repair will not be able to fix the problem. If the Startup Repair tool determines this, it may automatically run the the repair after your computer restarts. If it does not automatically run the repair but you are still having problems with Windows 7 repeat these steps to run Startup Repair again manually.