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HP Presario V200 freezes up on the HP Invent splash screen. When I turn the computer on it freezes on the hp screen. Pressing F1 for setup or F10 for recovery does not work. The screen will just hang there until I turn the computer off. When the computer is powered back up same thing happens, over and over...any thoughts johnnyzero2a had a fix for a desktop, and said this was a common design flaw. Any solutions for the V2000 with no card reader cable? TY

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Before laying blame, we first solve the problem , and learn what it was, then lay blame. using PROOF.
not only that but all things this old have no warranty at all.
and this old have no value, if dead. zero.
why because fixing it costs more that finding another that old working, at say GOODWILL(tm) stores, endless working old laptops there. dont you know.
Ok lets diagnose it.
Ok this is called, WONT BOOT TO THE OS.
learn that all PCs fail, all do , just like cars, and machine made by man. The more complex it is the more likely the failure.
so why not ask who to troubleshoot this PC, the HP.com page
on your PC tells you step by step what to do with black screens.
ever read that?
That F1 F10 screen is the BIOS screens.
these screens work EVEN if the Hard disk is missing, or DEAD.

your PC will not boot to the unstated OS, what OS is it?
windows, ? which one, is it? W7?
You can read lies all day long on the internet, why repeat them here?
What matters is your PC and what is wrong, nothing else matters now, so we focus like a laser beam on this BOX.
zero rumors or BS now.
1: it power up and BIOS works I bet all the BIOS screens all work to..
2: did you run the BIOS hard drive test yet, i bet not. and is next.

No boot has many causes, Im not listing them all.
it's a serial diagnostic path, same on all machines,
step 2 is based on step1 ones results.
so do the hdd test., in BIOS.
your screen is not dead,
the BIOS is ok
the mobo seems ok.
so make sure the hard disk in BIOS is set to boot to HDD first.
if the BOOT to HDD fails now, then the HDD has ISSUES.

what is a V200?
what is V2000
you posted to this, forum is that your PC or was that and error?
PAVILION A6230N DESKTOP PC (why post 2 different systems?)
A
Presario
is an old product from COMPAQ. its very old
what is the card reader stuff what does that have to do with any boot failures.
I presume its Desktop
here is HP list of old not supported desk tops called that name.

  • Presario CQ1
  • Presario CQ3000
  • Presario CQ4000
    • Presario CQ5000
    • Presario S
    • Presario SG
    • Presario SG2
    • Presario SR
    • Presario SV
  • but my guess is its a LAPTOP, sad to have to guess..

    The v2000 is a 2005 built PC, 12 years old, not a spring chicken at all. most pc this old the COIN CELL is bad, causing
    BIOS to go nuts !! and the time ,date to fail.!! \ replace it.

    the second thing is to boot with no MAIN huge BATTERY .
    run only on Line power, boot ok now?
    I bet no.

    The name Presario was used for both Desktops and laptops
    my guess is its really a
    "Compaq, Presario V2000", (with 3 zero's not 2)
    that is a laptop , nice to know its a laptop because
    they are unique in the world of fixing computers.

    My guess is the HDD is bad. (if you test it and it fails, its BAD)
    do no for a fact all HDD fail, ALL DO, not one last for say 15years.
    (unless parked in a closet for 15 years) they fail.
    if the HDD is good then the startup files are corrupted.
    if all that is ok the windows login screen happens.

    if the HDD is good. the OS is bad.
    the OS was unstated,
    but back in the COMPAQ days, (HP retired support on it)
    some only can be reloaded with new OS by
    going the HP.com and asking for the
    HP MEDIA KIT.
    for this PC.
    they will point to the correct source of disks to reload your unstated OS.

    here is the offical HP page on this topic,

    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07143#AbT2


    if you upgraded your PC to a newer OS
    and HP does not support that newer OS on this old LT.
    then your are on your own. (call geek squad and go broke?)
    they will charge you 5times more to fix it then getting another like it.


    do not pay , $30 to scalpers here, and spammers
    there is no remote access to dead OS, ever.

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    Hi.. I can resolve the issue over phone , or take remote access of your system, if possible , there is one time charges USD 30; pay only if issue is resolved.
    Call me at
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    • Anonymous Jun 17, 2017

      you cant remote access a dead OS.
      impossible. read the symptoms first.
      spammer

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      Harry Jun 19, 2017

      Not me but you need to READ .... I used the word "if possible". so, read before commenting.

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      why post false help, spam much?

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