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System tries to load windows xp, then just reboots itself continuously. tried different hard drives with the same result

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Because if you change the HDD ussualy the windows doesn't automatically works. Loading the drivers and settings for another mainboard will make it CRASH. Put an empty HDD and reinstall WINDOWS. Ask for directions here

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If  the Hard Drive self test utility is unable to detect the Hard Drive, the Hard Drive in your Notebook might have gone bad.
I recommend you to try removing and reseating the Hard Drive by getting the instructions from the Manual of the Notebook which can be accessed from the link below so that if there is any issue with the Connectivity, this should solve the issue:
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00636251.pdf

You can find the necessary instructions to remove and replace the Hard Drive in the Notebook from page numbers 120 of 258 in the manual.
Hope this helps...

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SOURCE: My HP Pavilion laptop will not boot.

Usually the message about low virtual memory is because there isn't enough RAM and it was using up all the designated space on the hard drive as Virtual memory. (Uses a part of the hard drive like RAM)

That shouldn't account for being unable to boot into any Windows options though.

The one trick with HP computers, you can try is to take the battery out, make sure the Laptop isn't plugged in with an AC adapter then press and hold the power button in for 10 seconds with no power going to the laptop. This is doing a power drain. Then put the battery back in and try to power on and boot up the computer.

When you choose safe mode, does the computer ask which operating system you want to boot into and does it give you the option to choose "Recovery Console"? Or is there an option on the screen with the safe mode options to Choose your Operating System? If not then the recovery console wasn't installed. If you can choose the recovery console, you might be able to replace the failed files that are not allowing the computer to boot into any version of Windows. Unfortunately, the computer isn't reporting which files are the problem, winlogon.exe/userinit.exe/etc.

You can get a hardrive enclosure at a computer store that allows you to put the laptop hard drive in the enclosure, then plug the enclosure into another computer with a USB cable then you can copy the sensitive data onto the other computer.

If you aren't comfortable taking the Hard Drive out yourself, you can take the laptop to a computer store, and they will take the Hard Drive and hook it up to a second computer as a Slave (Secondary Hard Drive) and copy the data over for you

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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SOURCE: XP won't load onto hard drive.

Start the computer and press the f8 key as if to start in sage mode, but select the "Disable system reboot on error" (not sure of the exact wording on that). Then when the BSOD hits it will stay there so you can get the error number and message.

Alot of times these are memory errors so I would also suggest that you download a program called memtest 86. It is a small ISO file that will create a bootable cd to test the memory. You can get it from:

http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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