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HP Pavilion ze2000 won't boot

Power on, hear the fan and hard drive start, see the message about boot devices and BIOS, black screen after that. Can go to BIOS, arrow around screens, make and save changes but will not post after exiting BIOS. Have loaded BIOS defaults, no change. Have repeated above without battery, no change. Have removed HDD, attempted to boot with Bart PE CD, see the line go across the bottom of the screen but then black screen. Running out of ideas.

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  • John Elliott
    John Elliott May 11, 2010

    It doesn't sound like that machine is actually booting first from the CD it sounds like it's going directly to the hard drive.Go into
    the bios and move the CD up in the boot order (if you haven't done this already).

    Do you have a Windows
    setup disc which you can use to test the boot function (basically
    something other than the Bart PE just to check whether the drive is
    reading bootable discs correctly)?


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