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My hp pavalion dv2500 does not boot. When I turn power on, screen is blank, I hear 4 beeps, power lights flash,fan is on....computer just hangs in that state. Seems to be frozen. Does not boot pass this stage. It will not allow me to do a darn thing! Help! Computer is less than ayear old.....I do not have a back up disk to boot from. Windows Vista, Internet explorer 7 AMD . thank you

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This happend to me - turned out to be the motherboard.

Have tryed F1 or F8 or F11 or esc on start up?

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Try boot your HP via LAN Usually by tapping F11...retrieve all the important data...then reinstall everything...

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