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I have narowed down my problem to the cpu or bios. Is there any way to boot a computer with this problem? A self booting card put into a PCI slot? Dick
Problem is not noted, but boot options are internal hard drive, external hd (USB device), optical drive, and network card (could be PCI card).
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: System cannot boot
huh that is odd, you might want to try f8ing the start up and running "Last know good configuration that worked" or you could try booting it in safe mode. You also might try reformating the drive you installed the updates too. Another thing that can cuase it is your RAM you might try booting with only one stick of RAM in. Try thoughs and let me know what you found out
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
I would suggest attempting to configure it through windows. Go start, control panel, display and set the secondary output which should be your pci card to display the primary screen. If that does not work I would suggest going onto the hp website and searching for further assistance.
Posted on Mar 07, 2008
It could be one of the following:
1. You fried the motherboard when you replaced the RAM. This is the worst case scenario, but it does happen. In any case, don't replace your PC yet!
2. Your system was off too long, and the battery drained. This does actually happen, believe it or not. The battery stores the computer's BIOS setup information and if it drains (goes dead), the computer doesn't know what to do when you turn it on. The first signs of a draining battery are usually time being lost on the clock (slowing), or "C Drive" errors/warnings that come up but the system is still booting up all the way too. If you've had either of these happening before you added the RAM (and they're things you'd probably notice), then I'd suspect the battery.
3. You unknowingly knocked something loose when you were dealing with the RAM. I only did this once, because it took me FIVE HOURS to figure out. To fix this, be very careful and make sure you are GROUNDED. Don't touch anything on the motherboard that you don't have to, but for all plugs and other removable connectors, make sure they are snug. Do the same with all of the drives while you are in there.
3. The obvious question is: Did you purchase the correct RAM? I'm assuming you already verified this (if not, it could be the problem). If the RAM is ok, are you sure your motherboard can handle the addition? There's a limit to the amount of RAM any motherboard can recognize. Putting too much RAM in can confuse your computer.
There are other reasons, but I'd hafta vote for the battery. It just sounds like your computer is turning on and doesn't know what to do. If it is the battery, it's very simple to replace. You will find it on the motherboard - it looks like a watch battery on steroids (it's about the size of a penny or nickel). Take it out and take it to your friendly computer store. A new battery is about $8 or so.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
SOURCE: Firewire PCI card not recognized
Sometimes, when one is inserting a card, one does not push it firmly in place. If some contacts are not well established, the card may not be recognized.
Hope it helps.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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