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Sneddon

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
Hi i have this problem and i can explain it below.

Ok.
My laptop is a hp Dv9628
Here is what happens:
Step 1: HP SCREEN(PRESS F10 FOR BIOS ETC.)
Step 2: windows loading bar loads.
Step 3: Vista Startup Flash plays
Step 4:welcome screen shows
Here is were the problem lies.

Screen goes black. only a cursor is showing.
HDD light flashes once every few seconds

I have no vista disc.

Anyone know how this can be fixed?

Thanks
Sneddon
 
W

Wolfeymole

We find there are two instances of that model.

hp Dv9628ca

and

hp Dv9628nr

Which one is yours Sneddon?

Can you also elaborate on what your "PC Experience" means please.
 

RandyL

Administrator
Joined
Jan 22, 2003
Location
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
There are a lot of possibilties here but it could be the hard drive. If it is you should hook it up via a laptop to desktop cable converter and see if you can transfer and save your data to a desktop before doing anything else.

After that try tapping F11 at boot up and select "Advanced" to repair startup. It may or may not work.

This is just one possibility but since you have not made the recovery DVD's you may have to order a set. Of course all data will be lost if you choose to recover via the DVD or F11 so backup now as I said.

You may also want to wait for other members ideas first.
 

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Location
India
Hello and Welcome to FPCH Sned. :)

A bit off topic but I think he has used alpha numeric characters to signify Epic PC Geek (might have been easier to read if I were dyslexic!). Of course, he might be able to elaborate better on what it actually means.

Back to the problem, it is being reported everywhere but doesn't seem to have a definite solution to it. Some people have resolved the problem by unplugging all the USB devices and then booting the system while others have said that disabling the UAC after booting into safe modehttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#03. Try both the set of solutions and let us know if any of them works for you or not.

Also, while you are at it, try to restore the computer to its last working state by choosing the Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) options on the Windows Advanced Options Screen.

Hope that helps. Good Luck. :)

-- Goku
 

Sneddon

FPCH New Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2008
:eek:
Hello and Welcome to Free PC Help Sned. :)

A bit off topic but I think he has used alpha numeric characters to signify Epic PC Geek (might have been easier to read if I were dyslexic!). Of course, he might be able to elaborate better on what it actually means.

Back to the problem, it is being reported everywhere but doesn't seem to have a definite solution to it. Some people have resolved the problem by unplugging all the USB devices and then booting the system while others have said that disabling the UAC after booting into safe mode. Try both the set of solutions and let us know if any of them works for you or not.

Also, while you are at it, try to restore the computer to its last working state by choosing the Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) options on the Windows Advanced Options Screen.

Hope that helps. Good Luck. :)

-- Goku

I got it working. wasnt to hard.

Step 1: Press F8 on boot.
Step 2: Go to backup.
Step 3: Recover Vista using HP System Restore.(Takes back to factory standard)
Step 4: Register..
Step 5: Install all old software.. (MSN, GAMES ETC.)


Oh by the way the '3p1c PC G33k'thing lol.
Yeh have you see how pc nerds type?

Its like Noob Hax Lol.
1337 N00B. etc.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions:)
 

RandyL

Administrator
Joined
Jan 22, 2003
Location
USA, Nebraska
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Thanks for letting us know Sneddon. Stick around and enjoy the forums.
 

Goku

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2008
Location
India
Glad you got it resolved Sned. And thanks for posting what worked for you. The information can come in useful if we have to deal with such a problem again. :)

Feel free to ask any more questions or doubts you may have.

-- Goku
 
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