Every time I turn on or restart my computer there is a black screen with a message that says a problem has been detected with the hard drive and to consult the troubleshooting section of my user's manual but I don't have one! (this computer was given to me) it also says press enter to continue so i do, and 50% of the time a blue screen pops up and does all this scanning and then the black screen comes up again and i press enter again and it goes to my desktop. i can use my computer, but it is slow and does really funny stuff. can you help?
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First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
Whenever you upgrade the BIOS on your
notebook, a copy of the previous version is stored in the HP TOOLS
partition of your hard disk drive. Many HP notebook computers have an
emergency BIOS recovery feature that allows you to recover and install
the last known good version of the BIOS from the hard drive, as long as
the hard drive remains functional. This emergency recovery feature is
separate from the BIOS and is designed to work in the event of a
catastrophic BIOS failure.To recover an earlier version of the BIOS on your notebook:
Turn off the computer.
Plug the notebook into power using the power adapter.
Press and hold the Windows
key and the B
key down at the same time while the computer is off.
Still pressing those keys, press and hold down the Power
button on the notebook for 3 seconds and then release the Power
button and the keys. The screen
remains blank for about 40 seconds before anything appears on the
display. You might also hear beeping sounds. Eventually, an HP BIOS
Update screen displays.NOTE:If the computer fails to display an HP BIOS Update screen, press and hold the Power
button for 5 seconds to turn off the computer. Wait 5 seconds and try
again. If, after repeated attempts, you cannot open the HP BIOS Update
screen, your computer does not support this function or it has a
hardware problem that is preventing the tool from opening.Figure 1: HP BIOS Update screen
When the BIOS has been recovered, a Continue Startup
button displays and timer counts down. You can click Continue Startup
to restart the computer or you can allow the timer to reach zero and the computer will restart automatically.Figure 2: HP BIOS Update screen
That means that the hard drive is not detected properly on the computer.
Start the computer and keep tapping F2.
You will get a setup utility.
Press F9 and hit ENTER.
Press F10 and hit ENTER.
Now restart the computer.
If u still have the blinking cursor on that black screen, u need to check your hard drive.
If u are gettng some other error in windows or just a black screen, try doing recovery.
Recovery will wipe off all your datas in the computer.
For doing it, keep tapping Alt+F10 as soon as u turn on the computer.
If u are succesful, it will give a message that windows is loading files.
Just follow the prompts.
Keep me posted on the status of the issue.
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It goes to a network boot rather than booting straight to the HDD. restart your computer and press f2 immediatley. you are now on the BIOS page. check if your hard drive is detected and if not call Lenovo to have it replaced/repaired. if it is detected, after the PXE error, your computer should boot up just fine.
Most likely problem is a physical problem with the hard drive, but could be plenty of other things. Best bet is to back up your information (if possible) and do a fresh windows install, if you continue to get the message after a clean windows install, your hard drive is not stable, and has a problem.
this sounds like a classic case of hardware failure, try taking the hard out and putting back in again, also check in the bios to see if the hard drive has been detected. if you get the same result the hard drive has failed and you will need another one