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Desktop does not boot

HP Pavilion a265c does not boot. Initially, the hard disk light flickers indicating an attempt at reading/accessing the disk. There does not appear to be any signals to/from the ports in the back. For instance, the monitor goes into stand-by mode, the wireless keyboard box does not light up, ...

The fans are operating.

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  • Nahum Reduta May 11, 2010

    Do you see any motherboard activity? Sounds like it's dying/dead.

  • stefanp May 11, 2010

    disconnet the harddrive and then try to boot do you get anything?

  • Christopher Sherwood
    Christopher Sherwood May 11, 2010

    when you turn he computer on, do you get loads of white writing on a black screen and then you see the windows loading screen where there will be a little bar on the screen with a little animation of it loadin.

    also, do you se a login sceen at all?



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While all that "white writing" is going on, start tapping the F8 key and see if you can get the boot menu. If it goes to the animated bar, you missed your chance - start over from power-up eventually you'll catch it. When you get the boot menu pick "Safe Mode with no networking" and see if Windows will come up. If so, you probably have a driver issue. Reply back and we'll take you to the next step.

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