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Hp pavillion dv8000 won't boot up

The laptop was restarting after installing some windows updates, then decided to no longer boot. It will POST and then come to a black screen with a flashing cursor and does nothing else after that. Test the HD and RAM and they are both fine, anyone know of a solution?

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  • sdrothwell Nov 11, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem with my dv8000t

    worked 11/09/2008, turned it on 11/10/2008 am and nothing. Just the curser in the upper left corner of the monitor.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    my dv8000 wont start at all, I removed the battery plugged in the AC power - it started then Window unexplainably went into hibernation mode, then it blacked screened and wont start with or with out battery. I followed HP troubleshooting and reseated RAM -still nothing

    When I hold down the on button the charge indicator on front of lap top flashes thats it dead in the water

  • Johnny Massengill
    Johnny Massengill May 11, 2010

    What operating system are you running on this computer? If it is Windows xp, 2000 or vista, try pressing the F8 key right after the POST (and I do mean RIGHT after the post), this should bring up a menu and one of the menu items will be "Last know good configuration" choose that and see if the computer will boot. If this doesn't work I would take the computer to an HP authorized repair station.

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