Question about HP Pavilion a6512p-b PC Bundle PC Desktop
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.
Posted by Anonymous on
Ok, an A6512p0b PC desk top.
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.
the correct kits are from HP, here.
comes with all drivers, and all HP apps. and is turn key.
there are other ways to do this, using MS disks and long day of work.
ill not teach that here.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you have too much at startup. thats the programs the computer starts at boot up.i would go to last good configuration and see what happens if that works i would seriously get rid of some programs you don't need and defrag your computer.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
this means that the operating system is missing
and you will need to reinstall windows
try to borrow a disk and reinstall windows
hope this help
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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OK, ONE DVD MUST be set as MASTER and ONE as SLAVE. The master MUST be on the "End" of the cable, the SLAVE, on the other. First try with ONE drive, and if you get it working, swap them out too at first, then after establishing that it works OK with just One, the MASTER, then introduce the SLAVE. Do Not forget to RE-JUMPER between swap outs.
Posted on May 20, 2010
Are you trying to set up a raid configuration? If not I would reformat using the 98 disk and reinstall. (You may be able to skip installing 98, try installing xp first and it should ask for the disk containing the software (win98) that qualifies for the upgrade.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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Normally, you would press F10 or F11 at Startup to commence the Recovery Process..
Another way I have seen on some models is to tap F8, and go to a list of Startup options, and start a Factory Standards Recovery from in there, by selecting the Repair computer option.
Also ask them if it is possible to make Recovery Disk/s from the Recovery Partition in case of Hard Drive failure or System Crash.
They will tell you how to do that.
Each Computer Manufacturer has their own way of making Recovery Disk/s.
Or borrow a proper Microsoft Vista DVD(not Dell, HP, etc).
A proper Vista DVD contains all Vista versions.
The Product Key determines which Vista version gets installed.
There are 2 Vista disks: one for 32bit Operating System, and one for 64bit Operating System.
If a clean install is required with a proper Vista DVD (not HP, Dell Recovery Disks):
Go into your Bios/Setup, or Boot Menu, at startup, and change the Boot Order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the Boot Order, then reboot with the disk in the Drive.
At startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, to go into Bios/Setup, or F12 for the Boot Menu
MS advice on doing clean install.
A Tutorial on doing a clean install
Windows Vista Installation Super Guide
After installation > Go to your Laptop/Computer Manufacturer's website > Drivers and Downloads Section > Key in your Model number > Look for latest Vista Drivers for it > Download/install them.
Save all Data, as it will be lost during a clean install.
hope this helps
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