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Computer has power but won't start up

When i turn the power on the computer begins to start up and then it freezes with HP INVENT LOGO ON SCREEN. any suggestions?

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  • Sammot Nov 23, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Nothing happens when I try to press F8 or any other key for that matter.



    I have a brand new HP Pavilion a6655 Desktop



    I tried removing the battery on the motherboard for a few minutes (this helped someone with a similar problem) but it didn't help.

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Sounds like your PC hang during POST, which mean some hardware is not behaving right. The first thing you could try is to reseat the memory (RAM). If you have two or more piece of RAM, remove all except one, then try each one to see if it will boot. Then the second thing you could try is unplug the hard-drive. Sometime a faulty harddrive will prevent PC from detecting it and cause POST stuck problem.

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At the start up press F8 within 5 seconds and then select las t good know and then restart the computer if this does not help you may have to repair windows or change hard drive

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