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I get a black screen and it says it can not find my hard drive. I have been screwing around with it all day and now all I have is a black screen and a blinking white horizontal line in the top left corner.
Reinstall your operating system ..its the disc that came with your pc when you bought it if you dont have it get one
Posted on Feb 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Its probably not the BIOS but the board warping beneath the CPU Socket or similar.. Dont flash it (BIOS) or it will probably kill the chip. Let me look up the model number...
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
Its seems its not booting correctly. Just Insert Windows CD and fix the windows. Another solution is to press (I think) F1 or F11 or F12 (depending on the model) when booting the machine. It will take you to recovery mode. Use it to restore the boot section ONLY.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
Could be a number of issues, incl unseated processor or a faulty hard drive. First off I would remove mains & battery, remove covers from underneath and reseat any memory or processors you can find - by reseat I mean just take out and put back.If this fails, I would look to price up a new hard drive before condemning the machine.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
SOURCE: blinking white dash during boot.
Something has messed with your MBR, master boot record, which is a small sector at the beginning of your first hard drive which tells the bios which partition to boot. You'll have to use your xp or vista's installation disc to repair the system.( Choose; repair this installation of windows when prompted )
While you are in the bios check under the boot section the order of your boot devices. If you have more than 1 HD check that the one containing your OS is first.
Posted on May 08, 2009
The issue might be with the hard drive.
I recommend you to test the hard drive.
If the hard drive test fails, then it is confirmed that the issue is with the hard drive of your notebook.
Click on Testing a hard disk in HP notebooks in the below link to test your hard disk:
You may also try the steps in the below links:
Follow the steps from No Boot or no Power in laptops
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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NO its a software crash use the installation disk you said you used......go through the blue screen allowing windows to boot up from that disc let it go right to the end and press "R" for the console (the dos line ) when there enter .... chkdsk /p
Let Windows fix any problems. When finished remove the disc and I bet it will open windows for you. Please come back and tell me how did you do because most people that I helped with this problem just run but you know old saying "what goes around comes around"
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