Question about HP Pavilion dv2000t Notebook
I read your message and it's exactly what just happened to my hp pavilion dv2000:
"Will not boot up. Power is on. Tried starting in Safe mode and last good configeration but to no avail - Microsoft screen shows but then screen turns black and back to first screen again - 'windows did not start up successfully.....' Tried pressing F8 and F12 anybody got any other suggestions. Thanks."
Were you able to solve your problem? What was it? How did you do it?
I fixed it!
The solution is very simple.
Just open the cover on the back, disconnect the CMOS battery. Then unplug the battery of laptop and power plug, let it rest for 20~40 minutes. This will allow the CMOS released.
Then, plug in the power. It works!
The only downside is the time and date on your computer will be set back. If you want to fix this minor problem, you need to buy a new CMOS battery. Also, because it was wired manually on the battery to hook it on. You need to hook wires on the button battery by yourself.
I think HP knew what is the real cause for this problem, they just wont share it with us. This really pissed me off!
Even they changed a motherboard for you, it wont last longer than 2 years. Thus, the "free fix" wont solve this problem. Why dont they just public the method. It is just a minor thing, everybody with limited knowledge can fix it.
Who the hell want to change a laptop every 2 years with their own money? 3 or 4 years will be reasonable, 1 or 2 years? Jeez...
I will never ever buy a thing from HP again.
Posted on May 24, 2008
Remove and data from your CD/DVD drive and disconnect any external devices.
You can most likely boot from your restoration partition.
Startup up and press the F-11 key.
This will bring you into the restoration partition and re-format your drive, reloading to factory. (If you have not removed the restoration partition.)
P.S. This sound like a hard drive failure.
Hope this info helps.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
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