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HP 8510p - when turned on, sits with blank screen, HDD and cd drive continuously accessed every few seconds.

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Can you hook an external monitor up to it to see what its doing?

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1 unplug it and take the battery out and wait say 5 minutes put it back in and all and turn on. Still nothing? Try leaving the battery out and just plug it in and turn on..... No? Put any disk in the drive and try both with battery and plugged in and without battery.

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  1. Open the cover that is over your HDD
  2. Remove the Hard Drive from it's casing
  3. Now replace the HDD ensure everything is connected properly
  4. If possible, power up and listen for the HDD to spin, if it's making no noise or a very noticeable clicking noise it's time to purchase a new HDD
  5. If not power on anyway and see if you get the same error.
  6. Try a spare HDD instead, this would indicate if the HDD you have now has failed also
Let me know how you get on

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Laptop hp 8510p does not start up with windows 7. it just sits and recycles, never starting.

Follow the steps below to start Windows in Safe Mode.

Remove all CDs and DVDs from the computer.

Restart the computer.

At the first screen on restart, before the HP or Windows logo appears, press the f8 key repeatedly.

When prompted, select the Safe Mode

Log onto the computer with a user account that has administrator rights.
Type msconfig into the run box. Then choose LAUNCH SYSTEM RESTORE and restore back to a time all was well.

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If it hangs with the new hard drive installed and doesn't without it hooked up then definitely the new hard drive is bad. Return it and get another one.

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New HDD inserted into Pavilion ZD7000 - will not boot from XP CD

Try your old HDD in it and see if that works. If it does work then nothing is damaged except your DVD drive/Controller. Try putting the new HDD in another computer, installing windows then putting it back in the HP. If all else fails then flash the bios with an updated image and see if that rectifies the problem.

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what you need to do, is go into the Bios. usually F2 at setup.
Or esc or delete. you have to press a few times at bootup.
Once in the bios screen, find the page where you can change the boot sequence. it,s probably set to boot from HDD( hard disk ) set it to boot from CD/DVD first then FDD Or HDD second.
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My guess is that when you are booting, the system tries and fails to communicate with a critical device, or some settings in the system BIOS are incorrect. First, make sure you have removed anything extra that is not part of the laptop; slide-in cards, printers, anything connecting with a cable other than the power supply.

Then, restart the machine and go into the boot BIOS (watch the lower left hand side of the screen when the machine boots up for instructions on how to enter the BIOS, usually by pressing delete or F10 key). Once in the BIOS you should be able to navigate a bit and turn things on and off and then SAVE AND REBOOT. Most DELLs have, somewhere in the BIOS, something like "LOAD SAFE DEFAULTS AND RESTART". Try that. On rebooting, see if you have the same problems. If you do, try going into the BIOS again and turning off all USB ports, SERIAL ports, and everything else hardware related that can be turned off. Make sure at each step you have, in the BIOS, the boot order set with the CD/DVD drive as first, and then HDD as second.

You might also have a bad hard drive. If all else fails, turn over the machine and remove the little door covering the hard drive, and then boot the machine listening to see if the hard drive makes a little whirring noise. Also check to see if the hard drive might have become dislodged from making a good connection due to the machine's being dropped somehow.

You could also have a bad CD/DVD drive. Check that when the machine boots, the CD/DVD sounds like it is spinning, and you should be able to hear some small noises coming from it as it reads.

If it is not solved by one of these three things (playing with BIOS settings to identify faulty device or driver, bad HDD, bad CD/DVD), you need to take the machine to a hard-core geek friend and throw yourself on his or her mercy. :>)

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