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Hp blue screen says "entering setup ..." but it is locked up instead

Hard disk crashed. Tried to install boot disk and backup Vista disks I made from PC. Vista was pre-loaded. Had black screen when new hard disk installed. Pulled CMOS battery, moved jumpers, managed to get to the HP blue screen, but cannot open BIOS. Pushed F10 at startup and get messages "Entering startup ..." Can press Esc and get message "Loading boot menu..." New hard drive (empty) spins up, DVD lights flash. No idea what to try next.

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Ok, an A6512p0b PC desk top.
VISTA.
HP media kit,? a real kit not using home made kit? from HP.
New HDD causes the F11 key to go dead (or F10 older PC)
F11/10, is the VIRTUAL install CDs/
HP put the install CDs in its own hidden install partition.
making the f10/11 key run that virtual CD installer.

now you have a new HDD, and guess what, all that is gone.
so step 2 is what, REAL MEDIA KIT. from HP.

HP has a huge pages on this, every step every way possible to restore, at hp.com ever see HP.com?

what worries me is this statement by you/'
"but cannot open BIOS." this is serious all screens must work.

you can remove the HDD and CD drives and BIOS always works
BIOS IS IN ROM, it always works or it has very very serious problems if it is DEAD. BIOS DEAD.
the screen is not dead, you see its works.
like:

  1. PSU bad.
  2. CPU overheating or heat sink bad or fell off.
  3. memory bad, try 1 stick at a time?
  4. other things plugged in to mobo that are shorted..
  5. mobo bad.
  6. GPU card bad or has problems if it has one. see #4
  7. desktops can have lots of things added, i cant see yours. inside/.

the correct kits are from HP, here.
comes with all drivers, and all HP apps. and is turn key.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143


there are other ways to do this, using MS disks and long day of work.
ill not teach that here.

Posted on Jun 23, 2017

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2017

    desktop 2010 (as old as, and is supported by HP)
    home made recovery disk can fail, on DVD-R
    (bad media , bad drive, weak drive laser, or dirt on lenses inside, all can make bad media)


    real disk from HP are far better.

    the best page on this is here at HP
    recovery options and methods.https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bp...


    herehttp://www.computersurgeons.com/
    http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-15987-...


    and

    https://www.restoredisks.com/


    HP or any site approved by HP.
    best is real media. or memory stick with ISO topping my list of best restore method

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