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Hp dv1000 media card

I had to restore win xp in my dv1000 laptop. Butafter restoring my laptp is not booting. during booting my media card reader light automatically glows and win xp does not boot and the computer hangs in the win xp loading screen. Could you please on how to solve this problem.

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  • ravimadhavan Jan 09, 2009

    Thanks a lot, I guess there is a prob with the media card reader .I logged into win xp in safe mode and have disabled the driver. Now the system is booting fine. I have never used my card reader what could be the reason . Any idea?

  • Dave Wright May 11, 2010

    Please describte how did a "restore"?



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Remove the media card while booting.

If there is no media in the card reader, press F8 after the laptop beeps during boot and this should give you a Safe Mode boot screen, choose Safe Mode and then your default OS listed. After you get your desktop, restart the laptop.

If when you press F8 you get a boot from what screen, choose your hard drive and then immediately press F8 again to get the Safe Mode boot screen.

You need to either remove the flash media or use Safe Mode and then restart to reset the Boot Ini information script.

Let me know if this works for you or not, as we may need to take another measure.


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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 09, 2009


    Thanks for rating, so many people don't bother to do that and hand out any rank for the suggestions we take the time to offer.

    What was the problem and what solved it?


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 09, 2009

    I'd really appreciate your changing your rank of my initial response. You can do that. I know it difficult to have a piece of hardware that has failed, but I got you back to your Desktop and you have enough know how to disable it in the Device Manager. That's a good thing.

    With your capability to do something like that on your own, we may and I emphasize may, be able to sort this out. But, on the other hand, when hardware fails, and on a laptop it can be a real problem.

    When you chose to disable your card reader, what did you do to effectively determine it was the card reader and not the card or a failure of the hardware and not the driver?


  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers Jan 11, 2009

    The reason for the hang was only that the media card is being treated as a removable hard drive, that's how the BIOS reads it. Since it is not bootable the way it was, removing it should and did allow you to boot up when you removed it.

    You only need to go into System Setup during prePost boot and change the Boot Order so the removable media card is out of the loop prior to the hard drive.

    You can format media cards so they are bootable, but normally you don't want to use the Windows format tool. We techs take a Wn98 bootup disc and copy the contents, hidden and all, over to a media card. Then we put diagnostic tools on the media card like **** Anti Virus which will scan without windows running and catch boot sector and bios viruses.

    So, it shouldn't be the reader, just the media in the reader.

    I hope that answers your problem and if not let me know, there may be a firmware update for your media reader that could solve this issue.




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