My HP TX1005au started to have boot up problems recently. In the begining, it won't boot once in a while. now it does not boot until i keep on pressing f10 & f9 buttons during the start up. Once it boots up everything is fine but its refusal to boot is annoying. I changed batteries, re-seated the hard hardisk, tried replacing the bios battery. flashed the bios, re-seated the RAM too.
I regretted buying this laptop the very next day due to its terrible display. Now, i regret it ever more. and the this happened like one month after the warranty ran out.
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Sounds like you may have to change the boot up drive in your bios.
To enter you bios, you have hit Del or an F key as your computer begins to boot up (watch the screen, it should tell you).
Once you've entered your bios, you have to find where in the bios it allows you to set the order of boot devices. This is commonly under "Power Up" options or on the more recent BIOSes, it'll be under "Boot Devices." Once you're there, refer to the on screen instructions on how to change the order. The most common ways are using the page up/down keys, the +/- keys or the left and right arrows. Set your Seagate Barracuda to be the first place it boots from and you should be able to boot from it.
did you go into the bios and change the boot order to boot to the cd rom first? Then it should boot to the disc. Otherwise you may want to use any xp/vista disc do the install dont insert a cd key then once windows boots up then put the disc in and try a recovery. Thanks, Lee
Try selecting Last Known Good Configuration, or Safe Mode, and use System Restore option to go back to a date where the system booted correctly. If neither of these options work, then you need to try to get into Recovery Console:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD drive and restart your computer. If you are prompted, select any options required to start (boot) from the CD.
If you are prompted to Boot from CD, you need to change your Boot menu Order in BIOS or Setup to boot from CD before it boots from Hard Disk.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts. Select the repair or recover option by pressing R.
Type 1 to select C:\Windows
When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. (usually blank, so just hit the Enter button on your keyboard.
Type chkdsk /r (space between k and /) and press Enter.
The process may seem to take a while and freeze at times, but it's working. Just allow it to finish on it's own. Once done, you can type exit, and press Enter. Remove the CD before the system starts up again.
Try booting into safe mode. If it's a driver problem, safe mode will allow you to start Windows with only the bare minimum of hardware and drivers being engaged. To get to safe mode, press the F8 button on your keyboard during the Windows boot process until it takes you to a screen to let you select Normal, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking, etc. I would suggest not using anything other than just Safe Mode. From there, uninstall any software or new drivers that you recently installed. Alternatively, you can use the System Restore feature to rollback to a previous restore point.
I had this problem too but I then downloaded the most recent BIOS driver from the HP web site and that seems to be working. At least it now starts and boots correctly but I still have the problem that it tends to hangs up after a short while.