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Well, it sounds like your re installation windows wasn't complete. When you re-format your Hard Drive, you're erasing everything from it, that includes software and your operating system. If you used recovery disks to perform the format, they should have immediately started to unpack windows files onto the hard drive afterwards to allow you to go through the set-up process as if it was a new machine.
If you're not seeing a windows logo whatsoever, chances are your windows installation did not complete successfully. That can be caused by several reasons, most commonly due to recovery disks that are incomplete or damaged.
I would suggest re-trying your installation of your operating system using your recovery disks. If it doesn't work, you can call 1-800-hpinvent and ask them to send you a new set (usually about $15). Try those, and if you still can't get your system back up, I would have to say it's looking like a fault on your Hard Drive. If you take the unit to a Best buy store, they can tell you if your Hard Drive is functioning properly with a series of tests.
Hope that helps.
Posted on May 01, 2008
Have you upgraded your system in anyway since first purchasing it? I had this same problem after formatting because I had installed a new graphics card and more RAM on my compaq machine. All I had to do was remove the additions before reformatting.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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1 Insert the Windows Install DVD into the DVD drive, and then restart your computer. When the message Press any key to boot from the CD or DVD ... appears, press a key to continue booting to the DVD.
Note: If the computer does not boot to DVD, follow these instructions. If it does boot to DVD ignore this note.
1 Power on the system and watch for the Dell logo to appear.
2 When the Dell logo appears, press the key to load the Boot Menu. If the menu does not appear, restart the system and tap several times at the Dell logo screen.
3 When the Boot Menu
appears, highlight the CD/DVD drive (listed as "CDROM", "CD/DVD" or
"CD/DVD/CD-RW") entry from the list and press .
2 After Vista Setup loads, confirm the Language, Time, Currency and Keyboard Method settings are correct then click Next.
3 On the Windows Vista Installation page, click Install Now.
4 Review the terms and click I accept the license terms to proceed.
5 On the Which type of installation do you want? window, click Custom (advanced).
6 On the Where do you want to install Windows window, make sure the largest Primary Partition is selected then click Next. If the Primary partition has 0GB free, there should be a separate line for Unallocated Space. Select this unallocated space and click Next.
Note: Your computer will restart several times during installation.
7 When the Setup window appears, select a user name, password, and picture for your user account.
8 On the next couple of screens, use the default or recommended settings prompted and click Next until you see the Time & Date screen.
9 Click to select your time zone then click Next.
10 After the Thank You message appears, click Start.
If you need more details go to this page Source from Dell support site
How To Restore or Reinstall Microsoft® Windows® on a Dell™ Computer
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