Reboots after every startup after SP2
Microsoft hotfix Q317277 causes this problem in the HP Pavilion ze1210 laptop. I had this happen with my ze1210. The way to fix it is to "flash the BIOS". (I won't assume you know what this means -- if you don't know, you're basically going to just replace a set of instructions that the computer follows when it starts up.)
Now, what you want to do first is get the program jbm130.exe from HP's site (as of today, it's at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob928_1en&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=228&product=86586). Go there and download that file. When you run that program, it's going to ask you to put in a floppy disk to create a bootable floppy that will flash the BIOS. Now, I know the ze1210 doesn't have a floppy drive, but that's okay. There is a way around that. Just format a floppy disk (to format a floppy, in case you don't know, go to My Computer, right
click on the A: drive, or whatever drive your floppy drive is, and click
Format. You want to do a "Quick Format".) When it's done, run the program you downloaded. It should say "copying sectors" and all this stuff and then close out. If it just closes out without saying a lot of stuff about copying sectors or something, then you probably didn't format the floppy disk yet, or the floppy might be bad.
If you have an external floppy drive that you can boot to, pop that floppy in the drive and plug it into a USB port on your ze1210 and start it up, and boot to the floppy drive. (I'm too lazy to look up which key does that right now, so look it up if you don't know how. I know if you hit F2 when the HP symbol comes up, it goes into the BIOS, and you can set it to boot from different stuff through there.) When you boot to the floppy, just follow the instructions, and it will reboot, and you'll be home free real quick. Once it restarts, if it boots to the floppy again, it's not a big deal. Just take the disk out and restart again and then you'll be done. If you DO NOT have an external floppy drive, read on...
Okay, so you don't have an external floppy drive. That sucks. But hey, neither do I. Now that you're done making that bootable floppy that's supposed to go in the floppy drive you DON'T HAVE, we need to turn that bootable floppy disk into a bootable CD. This is pretty easy. You want to download MagicISO, a program that lets you create bootable images and such on CD or as an ISO (which is an image file that you can use to easily burn a CD, etc.) So install that and start it up. When you do, it will say you can't save ISO images bigger than 300 MB. That's fine, cause we want to make a tiny ISO from that floppy you made. Hit "Try it" and you'll see this window pop up with a ton of stuff in it. Don't panic. Go to Tools, then Load Boot Image. You just happen to have a bootable floppy in your drive, so select "From bootable floppy driver". (I know, they screwed up and wrote "driver" instead of "drive" throughout the program, oh well. The program works, so I don't care that much about their typos.) The thing that said Not Bootable should now say Bootable on the main screen. If it doesn't, then you screwed up making the floppy somehow. If you screwed up, fix it and then move on to the next step.
Now you're ready to save that as an ISO. Hit File, then Save As, and give the ISO image a name. Save it to your desktop (or wherever, just make sure you remember where it is). Now click Tools, and Burn CD/DVD with ISO. A little window will pop up. Pop a blank CD-R or CD-RW in your burner drive, select the drive letter of your burner. For the CD/DVD Image File, you want to select the ISO image file you just made. Tell it what speed it can burn at. (1x or 2x is actually fine for this, as we're barely burning anything on the CD. It'll be a quick burn regardless of what you choose.) Make sure Finalize CD is checked and click "Burn it". Your CD should burn and you'll have your bootable BIOS Flash CD. Label it HP Pavilion ze1210 BIOS Flash to v. 1.30, or something like that, pop it into your laptop, start it up, and boot to the CD. It'll start up and you'll be golden.
Mar 05, 2008 |
HP Pavilion ze1210 Notebook