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You can power off and power on your laptop and press F2 when doing the powering on to enter the BIOS, where you can see all the basic settings of your computer such as which device to boot with. If you see the first device to boot on is not your hard disk then change it back to your hard disk and it may fix the issue for you already. If not, select another device to boot from such as an USB flash drive. Then save the change and exit and it will reboot again. Be sure to insert a bootable USB stick before it boots. Then from there you can perform a system file check or fix the registry by using the command sfc /scannow.
There is a Windows XP CD come with your laptop which you can use to boot and recover your system. If that CD is lost or damaged, you can order it from HP or Microsoft for a little handling fee.
Here are some links for your reference.
You can see a guided help about fixing registry on the following page from Microsoft.
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
You can see the steps to fix registry on the following page.
Registry troubleshooting steps for advanced users
Here is the manual where you can see all the options in BIOS on page 87.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
Hi. You need either the recovery disc or XP installer CD to repair the boot problem. Since you don't have the recovery disc, it is easier to borrow an XP installer disc from a friend.
Boot to XP install disc:
-start you laptop, immediately press F1 key to enter BIOS
-change boot sequence to boot from CD first, save and exit.
-the computer will boot to CD, you should see "press any key to to boot from CD...."
-XP will give you choices to either repair or start new install, choose "repair" and follow on screen instructions.
There's a chance that the repair process can't repair the error. In this case, you need to reinstall your OS. You need to buy your own license of Windows XP. You may download the drivers here.
To backup your files before re-installing Windows XP, you may download Ubuntu live CD here, burn the disc and boot your laptop with the live CD. No need to install. You may then copy your files to an external USB drive. Instructions and tools to burn the live CD on a disc are also in the download page, just click the button "Show me how".
Let me know if you questions. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
Either you have a memory issue or operating system problem.
First, disconnect all cables. Be certain to dispel static electricity by touching metal. Remove the cover. Try reseating (removing and reinserting) your memory (try one module at a time to test).
If still a problem, boot your system to Safe Mode (press F8 repeatedly). Go to System Restore and choose a date when your system worked OK. Note: with System Restore, everything, including your documents and other files you saved on the hard drive, will roll back to that date.
If still a problem, the last choices are Factory Restore and reinstall. Accessing Factory Restore (restores to the factory settings and will wipe out anything that you have installed or saved on your PC), for HP usually is F11. Boot your system and press F11 to access Factory Restore. Follow the prompts.
If still not resolved, you'll probably need to reinstall your operating system.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
I would suggest you to open up the CPU unit, clean the RAM (Memory) with nail polish remover or thinner.
Change the slot of the RAM.
Then Start the computer and boot up with the CD that u said is available on the other website.
I am sure the computer should boot up and once it is booted up just repair the Windows.
If you do not repair the Windows then it may create the problem when next time you start up.
Strange but some solutions are always on side ways... I am giving you this solution as i have solved this problem on my own computer.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1. Error: BOOTMGR is missing:
• The following error opens when attempting to start the PC:
??¢ If you recently installed an additional hard drive, turn off the computer and remove the drive before using the following steps:
??¢ Open HP System Recovery:
??¢ CAUTION: Do not perform a system recovery! Stop at the first recovery screen.
- Press the F11 key repeatedly while the computer is starting.
- If you have a recovery disc, turn on the PC and insert the first recovery disc into the drive. Use the disc to enter the system recovery.
??¢ Select Microsoft Startup Repair tool and wait for repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer; even if the startup repair tool finds errors but cannot fix them.
??¢ If the error message persists, open the recovery manager screen as was done in step 1.
??¢ At the recovery manager screen, press ALT + D.
??¢ Enter the following text at the command prompt: bootrec /rebuildbcd
??¢ If bootrec displays "Add installation to boot list?", press y .
??¢ After bootrec completes successfully, the computer displays "The operation completed successfully".
??¢ To close the command prompt, enter the following text: exit
??¢ At the Recovery Manager screen, select Microsoft Startup Repair tool (again) and wait for startup repair to find and fix errors. When finished, restart the computer.
??¢ The error should no longer open. If it does, perform a system recovery, making sure to backup important files.
??¢ If you removed a hard drive before using these steps, replace the drive. If the error occurs again, make sure the additional hard drive is not set as an active drive. Only the main bootable drive should be set as active.
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