After installing software on my neighbor's computer, I rebooted to make sure everything would come up. It stopped at the HP screen and didn't go any further. The options were to ESC, etc. No matter what I chose, it didn't respond.
I took it to my house and it runs fine. I went back over to the neighbor's house and used my power cord, my keyboard and mouse...still the HP screen. I plugged the power cord into the socket instead of their power strip...still the same HP screen and no response.
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Re: HP Pavilion freezes on HP screen
So the only variables I see here are the monitor and/or graphics card. Maybe his computer has the drivers for your monitor and card and his doesn't. If either of you is using Win 95, 98,ME,NT this kind of thing could happen. They were also short on drivers. It kind of sounds like the software you installed changed something in the registry or configuration files. I've had this happen. Does his unit have a restore point? Might try that. I might think of more things later.
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The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most
new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to
start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it
manually by following the steps below.
Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to
start the HP Recovery Manager.
Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable
files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard
drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current
Performing an HP System Recovery
(Windows Vista) HP Pavilion Recovery Partition
Accessing the recovery partition on your HP
Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a
virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible
to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your
computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your
installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to
bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in
storage, rendering them useless when you need them.
Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
Press "F11" when the "Press
<F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot
Select "Recovery Manager" from your
list of recovery options and press "Enter."
The Recovery Manger program will open on your
screen, and you can begin the recovery process. Access Recovery Manager Within Windows
Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button
in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.
Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery
Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the
Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop. using the hp recovery
manager in windows 7
First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
There may be a setting in the Recovery setting to tell the computer to reboot while errors happen. You can check whether the fans are working so the processor and everything is cool enough and whether the memory is working fine. There are some tools to test the memory or you can replace them and see. You may also perform a virus scan just in case.
Check to see if you nieghbor is not playing tricks on you. This sounds rel fishy that your computer reboots when connected to this guys router. Some one is loading something as soon as it is connected. Try loading it with you wireless acount instead of the nieghbors. Also make sure you have your current antvirus and firewalls loaded. But also check to see if Conflicker is an issue, this is a new virus that uses other computers as robots causing them to reboot and install software and make them do all kinds of illgal activites and this one writes to the bios.
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if you would please try this power down the computer and reboot and press the del key as it starts up this should bring you into the bios screen now go down and ensure that the plug and play is enabled now go to the perephial section and look for the usb and make sue that it is enabled save and exit and reboot once you reboot see if the computer recognises the usb devices you are installing best regards mike