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Key board not working

Turned on my Pavilion dv9000 17" (Vista Home Premium). Rather than going to the screen where I enter my Password to open my desk top, a black screen with the HP Invent logo appears with the following at the bottom of the page:

Press to enable startup message, to enter system information, to change boot device order, to startup check, to enter SETUP, to System Recovery. I tried a couple of the above and the password screen appears. I lrft click my mouse to set the cursor in the Password box and then type in my password and nothing shows (no text appears as I type), cursor just sits there. As it is, I cannot get into my lap top. Cannot get any characters to show in the Password box and so here I am wondering if anyone can help this not so savy old guy with his lap top problem.

Thanks to all,
Jim

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  • duboisjim Mar 01, 2009

    What does "Bios Passwrod" mean? I am only user of this lap top.

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    Try hitting F9 and change boot device to hard drive you will see it come up as an option. If you cannot access any of the options because it is asking for a password then you are locked out. The purpose of a BIOS password is so no one can enter the system. I cannot answer how it got that way I can only provide conjecture based on what you are telling me. If you need further assistance let me know.

  • Randall  Trahan
    Randall Trahan May 11, 2010

    Somone put a BIOS password on your system.

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It's a hardware issue,
Maybe RAM or hard drive..

Did you get it used? If so the password was set b4 you purchase it, and will not show up when you type,,,It stays hidden.

Your getting this screen because there is a hardware failure. Fix the problem and you wont need the BIOS password.

Press<esc> to enable startup message, This should give you more info on the problem.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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