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Blue Screen problem

Had the blue screen and didnt write down the code. Tried to restart now i get the hp invent blue screen with options of Boot Menu, Setup, and System Recovery but the computer does not respond.

It is an HP Pavilion a6230n
w/ Windows Vista

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It can be a hardware issue or incompatible driver issue or ram issue

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

  • baby girl Oct 05, 2013

    what should I do to figure out which one it msy be?

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Is your keyboard usb? If so it may be that your keyboard is not recognised until windows boots, in which case plug in an old ps/2 type keyboard and see if you can change the options then

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • baby girl Oct 05, 2013

    no its not usb but ill try a different one

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Whilst the computer is starting, press the "F8" to et a menu up and then using the "up" / "down" keys navigate to "Use latest settings that worked" (or words to that effect) and press "Enter".
This should make the computer revert to the settings from an earlier time which worked. You shouldn't lose any data files using this, ut if a software update or driver change caused this then you may lose the update.
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