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I turn on my laptop and it says invalid boot ini file booting from c windows Than it says We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software ch


1) Remove the Ram Memory module, or modules. ('Stick')
Clean the gold plated contact pins with a pencil eraser.

Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

The Ram Memory is accessed from the bottom of the laptop, in the Memory Compartment.

Everywhere on the Ram Memory module EXCEPT the gold plated contact pins at the bottom; is the BODY.
The Body is coated with a see-through protective plastic.

Handle the Ram Memory module by the Body; refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins.
General example of a SO-DIMM ram memory module,

If using an eraser on the end of a pencil, and not a solid eraser, refrain from letting the metal band of the pencil, touch the gold plated contact pins.

Rub up, and down; and back and forth; on ALL contact pins, BOTH sides. Doesn't take much pressure, nor rubbing; to clean.
In fact when you are finished, you may feel as though you have done nothing at all; or very little.

The surface of the contact pins may not be bright, and shiny.
It's OK. I assure you that you have cleaned them. Doesn't take much 'corrosion' on those contact pins, to make a bad contact surface.

Use air to remove the eraser dust, then reinstall ram memory.
You can use a can of compressed air for computers, if available; or air pressure from your mouth may be sufficient.

After installing, and replacing the Memory Compartment Panel, reinstall the Battery, THEN the AC adapter. (Then plug AC adapter into power)

Still no joy?
Go on.

2) Do you have the Restoration Disk?
Laptop on, place the disk in the optical drive tray, close the tray.
(CD/DVD drive)
When asked choose Repair. (Non-Destructive Installation)

Don't have it?
Example from USA.
The disk is free. The shipping, and handling is not. $17 for a 5 to 7 day ship; $24 for a 2 to 3 day ship.

Suggest use HP Support Worldwide, and call the HP Support phone number for your country,

After you click on your country name; on the next page click on -
Contact HP > Then -> Call HP > Technical support after you buy.

(Ouch! That hurts my eyes)

Australia / English.
1-300-721-147 (I believe)

[Would appreciate hearing back on the reception you got.
USA reception is great. Australians are cool people, so I'm betting it's the same ]

Have the Serial Number written down, to give to the nice representative.
This is in the white Service Tag on the bottom of the laptop.
S/N = Serial Number.
(ONLY give out the Serial Number to an authorized HP agent)

It may be that the harddrive is going bad. When using the Restoration Disk, there may be a screen that will pop up, and state use CHKDSK. (CHecKDiSK) Plus instruct how to use it.

This will see if you have any bad sectors on your harddrive. If so CHKDSK will move the needed info over to good sectors; OR you will be instructed that you have an irreparable harddrive; Replace.


No problems. Just replace the harddrive, and use the Restoration Disk.
The Restoration Disk has the basic Windows files on it.

You won't have your information that was stored on the old harddrive, though. You will have a fresh new install of Windows, and the computer will be like it was Day 1, from the store.

If you post the HP product number, I can guide you using specific information, and a LOT more guidance. On the bottom of the laptop is the white Service Tag.
P/N = Product Number.

For additional questions, or to have me clarify further about anything I have stated above; please post in a Comment.




The above is reference to the Sectors. Now you know what they are, and where they are.
Platters in a harddrive are a lot like a CD, or DVD disk. They have Sectors and Tracks, too.

Also make sure the harddrive is plugged in tight. Most laptops have a metal Carrier around the harddrive. The harddrive plugs into the laptop. Then there may be just a Harddrive Compartment Panel, that holds both of them in. Harddrive, and Harddrive Carrier.

Harddrive can be bumped loose. Doesn't take much.
However, there are laptops that use screws to mount the Harddrive Carrier, to the body of the laptop. They usually stay put.

Don't give up on me. We are just starting. This is a diagnosis.
(From across the pond, lol!)

Dec 16, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Setting the second sata hard drive as main drive

In your BIOS there is a section on Boot Priority. Set it to where it always boots from your 1Tb hard drive and this will make it the master. Another thing I did before I installed mine was to take the side panel off (computer unplugged) and remove the little CMOS Battery. That causes it to loose volatile memory and gives you a fresh start.
It worked on mine, but don't do what I did, closely observe which way the battery is turned. You can put it in upside down!

Jun 07, 2012 | Sony VAIO VGC-RC110G (VGCR110G) PC Desktop

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Pavilion dv4 1431us how to remove the hard drive. Don't know which section is the hard drive screw to unscrew.

The Battery Compartment Cover is to the outside.
(By the way. Have all power sources removed from the laptop. The AC adapter {Charger}, and the Battery)

Laptop upside down, face the Battery Compartment to the top.
The long middle cover in the middle, under the Battery Compartment Cover is the Harddrive Compartment Cover.

On the Left side of the Harddrive Compartment Cover are two screws to remove. One in each outside corner.
After the screws are removed, lift up on the Left side to remove the cover.
(They may just loosen to a loosened state, and not actually remove)

The Harddrive Compartment Cover is 'hinged' on the right side, with a couple of plastic tabs coming from the cover itself. After it is tilted up far enough so that these tabs will come free from the slots they're in, the cover can be removed.

There are 3 screws which hold the Harddrive Caddy in place. (The Harddrive is mounted to a sheet metal Caddy, which goes across the top of the Harddrive, and down each side)

The first screw is in the Middle to the Left outside.
The other two screws are on the Right, and are on the corners.

After removing the screws you will see a Black strip of cloth/plastic coming from the Left side of the Harddrive/Caddy combo.

The Harddrive is eased up slightly on the Left side, and pulled to the Left side with the strip of cloth/plastic.
(On the Right side of the Harddrive is the interface. The pins that come out of the Harddrive. These pins insert into a female socket in the laptop)

The Caddy around the Harddrive is mounted to the Harddrive with 4 screws.
Two on EACH side.
Holding the Harddrive in the direction it came out of the laptop, (Interface pins to the Right), look at the mounting screw on the Right side.
The one that goes through the sheet metal Caddy, and fastens it to the Harddrive.

Now look at the same screw on the Left side. It goes through a tab.
Remove these screws, and DON'T loose them, or mix them up with the other screws.
(Use a multi-compartment container. You can use a clean egg carton in a pinch)

Remove the screws from the other side.
Install the new harddrive in the Caddy, then install the Harddrive/Caddy assembly in the laptop.
DO NOT overtighten the screws.


Oct 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I cant start my computer which have N1996 Socket 462 Ms 7061 ...when i turn on my computer has a sound bit long

could be a worn out battery or memory problem how does it sound like ?

do you know the age of the computer perhaps it is better to buy a newer model and take out the harddrive and buy a harddrive case to transfer the files to a new pc .. since socket 462 has been out real long

Apr 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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From the vicinity of Power supply there is a taping noise and system stops. WIN/XP says it can't read Hard Drive. Is this typical of the Power Supply?

The noise is either the fan on the power supply or the heads on the harddrive...disconnect the hard drive and boot into the bios....still a noise? then could be your power supply starting to fail (not giving enough power to the harddrive) if no noise then could be the harddrive failing..try running chkdisc

Mar 04, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGC-RA710G PC Desktop

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Laptop can acess harddrive

Sounds like a BIOS password to me...

No hacks, or tricks will work with software, as the BIOS is specifically preventing you from booting ANYTHING.

Some laptops feature RESET buttons on the underside, or hidden under the battery to resolve this issue, but more than likely, the laptop must be opened up and have the CMOS battery removed temporarily to wipe the password.

Apr 23, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Hardrive not working

Try the harddrive in an external case. If that dosent work the board on the drive is fried, and youll have to find an exact harddrive and transfer the board.

Jan 11, 2009 | CybertronPC AMD Sempron 2400+/ 128MB DDR...

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Replace hard drive on Gateway laptop

get a New 2.5'' laptop hardrive, and follow the steps: - Turn off the Laptop - Take off the Power Supply - Remove the Battery - Remove the Screw from the Harddrive cover plate - Once cover removed,romove the other (2) screws that hold the harddrive - Slide the Harddrive toward the Screw Hole - Lift the Connection End. - Slide the New Harddrive towards the connection end, Put back the Screws & cover plate - install a new copy of Operating System.
hope this is helpful 'suraj'

Oct 10, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dell computer runing Windows 2000. Getting a stop error screen which advises me to run CHKDSK/F to check for hard drive corruption. I was given the computer, so have no disc. Is it possible to order one...


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