Question about HP PAVILION A6230N DESKTOP PC
When I boot the pc up I get the HP Invent splash screen and the pc
immediately freezes up, I can't hit f10 to get into the bios, I can't even
boot up off of cd, I've changed the hard drive, reset the CMOS to no
Don't throw out that computer or replace any components just yet.
After much trial-and-error, I finally figured out the solution for this common issue with certain HP Pavillion models. It turns out to be a design flaw with the front-panel memory card reader. Somehow the card reader's firmware gets scrambled, and it prevents the computer from booting. You can test this on your machine by temporarily disconnecting the card reader cable at the motherboard header. Voila - I'll bet you $1 that your computer will now boot!
The solution is buried deep inside this HP tech support document. The card reader firmware needs to be reset.
Here\'s how to fix it once and for all:
1) With the computer power unplugged (duh), open up the case & disconnect the card reader cable at the card reader itself - NOT the end that connects to the motherboard header. Make sure the cable end is not touching any metal components before proceeding to step 2 (another duh).
2) With the cable still disconnected, fire up the computer. The tech support doc says to let it boot into Windows and stay there for about 5 minutes.
3) Shut the computer down and reconnect the cable to the card reader.
4) Turn your computer back on - your memory card reader will work and, most importantly, the computer will no longer hang at POST!
I suspect that when you fire up the computer without the cable connected, the card reader is designed to reset its firmware by grounding out through the case - sort of like a CMOS Reset jumper on a motherboard.
I hope this solution is helpful to others.
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
Ok here is a stuoid solution that worked for me, after taking the desktop apart, peice by bleedin peice.....nothing was working..take out out then try..no good, pulled the 2 dvd drives, two hdd's, card reader floppy, ram etc etc...the last thing that was plugged in the back i tried was get this...the damn external hdd that i had plugged in last night and forgot to turn off..it was on and freezing the machine on the splash screen as described above...my advice is this...look for silly little things in the back plugged in before rippin apart your pc...lol
wow this one caught me off guard...lol
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
JonnyZero fixed my problem. I owe this man a dollar. Many thanks to you, sir.
Posted on Aug 12, 2010
Found this fix and tried it. Awesome! My computer is back up and running!
Posted on Mar 16, 2016
I have problem with hp computer.when i start up my computer it appear difference screen that i shutdown last day i used it. so how can solve this problem .plz someone help me .
Posted on Sep 20, 2012
Open side panel remove cable from usb reader and others cd too i have not pulled all back in just in install new mother board same thing stuck no key board 1 blink/ f10 got setup ..... stuck . This may be a chip set driver not installed. or a bad hardware pulling to mush power. I change CPU, MEM sticks. Power supply all the same thing. Just pull these cable to hadrware not hdd. boot right up . BINGO> down 1yr.
Posted on Jan 07, 2012
This is the Bios start screen. Bios System can not Tell it what to do next. Lock up . ( Call hp you can ship it and we fix it. A new board. (NOT) I order a Bios chip about $10-15 us dollars Ebay. BINGO IT BACK UP AND RUNNING. Try a new chip beat it will fix it. Now that i up I going to pull ever thing OFF it place on 2nd hdd. So if i need to pull it i can use in any pc. Plus i going to get a smaller hdd to move the image to it (c) only will have window and reg. Place all install program to other hdd. I hit not be able to read disk from other pc. If fails hdd matches pc system. my system motherboard not listed . Bios Chip HP Pavilion A6500F NAPA-GL8E MCP73M02H1 but had this openBios Chip HP Pavilion A6500F NAPA-GL8E MCP73M01H1 same chip
Posted on Dec 11, 2010
Try this,Remove the TPM and start computer,
TPM Card for dc7100
On the desktop and workstation models, the connector is located under the drive bay on the right hand side of the computer. In order to recover the system you should remove the TPM module and re-install the OS.
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Posted on Feb 11, 2009
That is the BIOS boot screen, it doesn't go beyond that because it can't load the OS. You can disable it if you don't want it but it won't fix your problem - you can't just attach a hard drive with an OS and it will work, it never does and Network Service Boot means that you already have a network server with the appropriate OS for your motherboard. You will have to install the OS on that motherboard on your local disk or, if you still wanna use the Network Service Boot, have an appropriate server on your network that when the PC boots, it sends an extended DHCP request, and your server responds by sending a bootable image to the PC via the network and the PC then boots from this image.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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