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Hi, I have a HP Pavilion dv9000 thats fairly new. Lately when i press the power button, the computer boots up but the screen doesn't turn on. what should I do? Please advise.

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Re: Hi, I have a HP Pavilion dv9000 thats fairly new....

The external VGA port is enabled by holding the Fn key down and pressing the F4 key at the same time. There are three modes that can be toggled through:

  • Internal Display only
  • Internal Display and External Display
  • External Display only

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My computer is saying that the system is not fully installed and all I want to do is to resite it to its factory settings

Which operating system ?????.....
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 settings.

Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows Vista)

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 process.
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 Manager."
Click "Recovery Manager" again to open the Recovery Manager program on your HP Pavilion laptop.
using the hp recovery manager in windows 7

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I have a Compaq Presario SR2020NX. I press the power button and the fan comes on, the green light is bright , the cd drive blinks then stops as if the computer is starting but nothing happens. The fan...

Disconnect the drive and try to boot to the BIOS (usually with F1, F2 or Delete key). If that doesn't work, try removing all cards from the computer (except a video card if the video port is not on the motherboard). If you can boot this way, try inserting back any removed cards to see what hangs it. Do you hear any beeps when the computer is booting (beep codes)?

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Hp pavilion a1330n stuck on invent screen if I keep tapping escape key on boot up it says loading boot menu but just hangs on this screen . Also when turning on it shows my nivia grapghic card memory...

This sounds like your bios has gotten "stuck".

This procedure may or may not work, but it has worked for other hp/compaq computers in the past.

First, if you are connected with an ethernet cable disconnect it from the computer.
Next, disconnect the power cord, so that there is no power at all going into your pc.

Now, while it is unplugged, press and hold the power button, and hold it for at LEAST 45 seconds, this causes the capacitors to discharge their loads, and returns the motherboard to a "ready" state.

Make sure that you hold it for at least 45 seconds, as it takes that long for a full discharge to occur.

Now, after that, reconnect the power cord.

Now try to turn on your computer.
If all goes as planned, then your computer should now boot up for you.

If it does boot up, then you can reconnect the ethernet cable.

If it doesn't boot, then either your hard drive, power supply, or drive controller portion of the motherboard has failed.

If that is the case, then I guess you will have to get replacement parts, and put in new for old.

I hope it's not the hard drive, because that would mean all your data would be lost.

Hopefully, this does work though.
After all, it is an official cold reset of the motherboard for HP computers.

I know the steps by heart, that's why it's so easy for me to tell you how to do it.

Good luck to you, and hopefully you'll be up and running in a matter of minutes!

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Computer will not start screen comes on HP invent

This is a problem with HP/Compaq wherew the motherboard "freezes".

Here's a way that might just "thaw" it out.

First, disconnect EVERYTHING from the computer EXCEPT for the keyboard and mouse and screen.

Unplug the computer.

Next, while unplugged, press and hold the power button for at LEAST 45 seconds.
This allows the bios to reset to an available state.

Then release the power button and then plug the computer in.

Boot up.

The computer should now boot normally.

This is known as a "soft reset".

Hopefully this works for you, as it has worked well for many others.

I hope I helped you out, and good luck !

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I have a hp pavilion pc and it says boot disk failure please insert disk and press enter


Turn the computer off and then disconnect all the external devices like (printer,usb devices etc)connected to the computer along with the cable for the internet .Then disconnect the cable for power that would be right on top at the back panel of the computer tower and with the power cable disconencted press and hold the power button for atleast 30 seconds.Turn the computer on if it takes you to the desktop then it means that there is some external device that is causing the computer not to come up to the desktop so find which deveice has gone bad check it by conecting one device at a time.

Next thing that you can try is turn the computer off and then when you turn the computer on or as soon as you press the power button to turn the computer on start tapping the F8 key repeatedly until you get a black screen that says advance boot menu option .Then used the arrow keys on the keyboard and then hit enter,select the operating system and then when you get the log on screen select administrator .If it takes you to the desktop then you can try doing a restore by going to start?all programs ?accessories?system tools and then system restore ? select the date when you think that you r computer was working fine and then click on next next to exit from the wizard.Should fix the issue .

If the computer does not boot up to the desktop then without wasting time on any trobleshooting steps recovery needs to be done that takes the computer back to its original factory settings.To do this instead of the f8 key tap the f11 key till you get the screen that says system recovery ,click next until you get the screen that has advance option ?click on it ?select destructive recovery ?click next the recovery will start and the computer will be formated (whatever you have added after you bought the computer would be lost) ?If the recovery does not work this was then it needs to be done from the recovery disks and fot that you call call HP...

all the best

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Upon turning on my HP Pavilion Media Center it freezes at logo.

press F10 and format the pc with inbuild pc recovery and if it does not works then format your pc using the recovery discs given to you by HP.

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Turning on the computer, it doesn´t turn on

See if your unit qualifies for HP's limited warranty, mine did and they repaired it for free.
HP has identified a hardware issue with certain HP Pavilion dv2000/dv6000/dv9000 and Compaq Presario V3000/V6000 series notebook PCs, and has also released a new BIOS for these notebook PCs, version F.39 for dv2000/V3000, and version F.3D for dv6000/dv9000/V6000.

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Pavilion 525C won't start

HP Pavilion 525c/525c-b

Model Comments - 266MHz FSB, NVIDIA nForce2 IGP Chipset

After installing a new harddrive

The system may not boot and may need to be reconfigured.

You may have setup your new harddrive incorrectly.

Your system BIOS may require you to check it's settings due to the addition of new hardware.
It's recommended that you check your system bios configuration for errors after installing new hardware.


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