I have an HP Pavilion dv6208nr notebook running vista home premium. I recently restored it to factory settings using the restore disc and after the restore it kept restarting over and over again. Windows boots all the way up and everything is good for about 2 minutes before the laptop just shuts down and restarts. After so many restarts the screen just goes black. Then I turn the power off then on again and go through the same process again. What can be the cause of this?
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Re: hp laptop keeps restarting
If the laptop is not popping up any windows before it shuts down it could be the built in heat protection, you can see if your fan has a lot of dust by turning off the laptop off and then blowing into the area where it pulls in air. If it is popping up a window before it shuts down disconnect it from the internet and see if it does the same thing, if it stays on while discod from the internet then run your antivirus if possibl.
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You might try starting in safe mode and then resetting to an earlier date. continuously press the F8 key till safe mode comes up. Should com up in a few seconds. I am not certain you can restore in safe mode but it will not harm your system to try. Go to windows start and then programs look for restore. reset the system to an earlier date.
HP Pavilion Recovery Partition
Accessing the recovery partition on your HP
Pavilion laptop allows you to restore your computer to speed it up, eliminate a
virus or repair your Windows operating system.
The Recovery Manager program makes it possible
to restore your laptop to its settings as of a previous date or restore your
computer to its original factory settings, which will erase all of your
installed programs and personal data.
Using the recovery partition allows you to
bypass the hassle of keeping track of recovery discs, which could be damaged in
storage, rendering them useless when you need them.
Turn on or restart your HP Pavilion laptop.
Press "F11" when the "Press
<F11> for recovery" message appears during the HP Pavilion boot
Select "Recovery Manager" from your
list of recovery options and press "Enter."
The Recovery Manger program will open on your
screen, and you can begin the recovery process. Access Recovery Manager Within Windows
Click the "Start" icon or "Start" button
in the lower left corner of your Windows home screen.
Click "All Programs" and then "Recovery
Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the
Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop. using the hp recovery
manager in windows 7 or
While restarting the computer keep
tapping on the F10 key
on the next screen you will find start system recovery , and on the next screen
you will find advanced options
in advanced option you will find an option for Destructive Recovery.. click
If you are not able to run the recovery on the computer as above then you will
need no use a set of recovery cds..... if you dont have them you can get it
or HP Desktop factory settings
The HP Recovery Partition that comes pre-installed on most
new HPs is like built-in insurance if your system becomes unstable or fails.
If the problem is severe enough, you may not be able to
start the HP Desktop Recovery Manager from Windows but you can start it
manually by following the steps below.
Disconnect all peripheral devices and power on the computer.
Press the F11 key after the computer first powers on to
start the HP Recovery Manager.
Follow the on-screen instructions to back up recoverable
files on the hard drive to an external drive or media.
Continue following the instructions to recover the hard
drive to its original factory condition.
Click "Finish" when the recovery is complete.
Reconnect devices and reboot the computer.
Reinstall software and update Windows and HP to current
The HP Mini laptop comes with either the Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system. You can restore the HP Mini to its factory settings using the laptop's recovery partition. Restoring the HP Mini to its original factory settings will get rid of hard to eliminate viruses on the laptop's hard drive. A factory restoration is also a good way to get rid of older files still stored on the computer that you no longer need and start with a clean slate.
Windows Vista Click "Start" in the lower-left corner of your HP Mini Windows Vista home screen, then type "Recovery" into the Search box at the bottom of the Start menu. Click "Recovery Manager" in the list of options that appears above the Search box. The HP Recovery Manager will open. Click "Advanced Options" and then "System Recovery." Click "Next." Your HP Mini will restart. The HP Recovery Manager will open up automatically after the restart is complete. Click "System Recovery," and then click "Next." Click "No" if a message pops up on your screen asking if you want to use Microsoft System Restore. Select "Recover without backing up your files," and then click "Next." The restoration process begins. This could take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the of your hard drive and how much information you have stored on it. The HP Mini will restart when the laptop has been restored to its original factory settings, and you will be prompted to set up Windows Vista. Windows 7 Click the "Start" icon in the lower-left corner of your HP Mini Windows 7 home screen. Click "All Programs" and then click "Recovery Manager." Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the HP Recovery Manager program. Click "System Recovery" from the list of options beneath the "I need help immediately" section on the left side of the program. The HP Mini will automatically restart and open the HP Recovery Manager. Click "System Restore," and then click "Next." Click "No" if a message pops up on your screen asking if you want to use Microsoft System Restore. Select "Recover without backing up your files," and then click "Next." The restoration process could take between 30 and 90 minutes, depending on the of your hard drive and how much information you have stored on it. The HP Mini will restart when the laptop has been restored to its original factory settings, and you will be prompted to set up Windows Vista.
It would not be possible since AIM share desktop only runs in windows environment. if you would be doing a system recovery, the contents of the HDD will be refreshed meaning it would run starting outside of windows.
If your OEM is original from manufacture, and this option was installed. Restart PC, at the HP intro screen type "f11" 4 times, choose recovery, make shure you choose "restore to manufature settings" gl hope this works for you.
The solution is, get a USB wifi adapter, because that card is done. HP REFUSES to recognize this problem, and since the majority of failures happen after the warranty expires (mine did) HP just says you are SOL. You can get decent wireless adapters for $20, and your wireless problems will be solved. Unfortunately, expect your laptops motherboard/chipset/dc port to fail within a year :(
The product key on the label on the bottom of the laptop will only work for the version of Windows that was installed on that laptop.
You can purchase an upgrade Windows Vista Ultimate and to use in conjunction with the existing Vista Home Premium.