I have a HP Pavillion ZT 3010 US notbook. I am unable to enter BIOS. The notebook freezes on the HP logo. When I press F10 (which is what usually gets me into BIOS) I see the message "Entering Setup" and she freezes. I've got the notebook for over 3years, recently installed Ubuntu with XP Pro dual boot system, using Grub.
I am unable to boot from CD or usb as well.
What I have done so far:
- Pulled out the ram, power, battery, hard drive and dvd drive.
- tested the hard drive using usb case on another machine. It works fine. There was a flash boot virus on it, which I removed
- I pulled out the CMOS battery
I tried starting the machine with any one or combos of the hardware mentioned above without success. The HP has onboard RAM which I have not touched. This will require me to take the machine apart to access.
What I am trying now is removing the CMOS battery and trying to start up without it. Let's see what happens!
Any help from someone who's been through this is appreciated.
well...the problem solved now..luckily my nephew have a hp dv16 so I borrow his laptop put my hard drive in his machine delete all the partition I created earlier and then take the hard drive out put back to my laptop now it finally can boot up work like a charm now...
Hey I don't know if you tried this, but I had the same problems a few times and after hours and days wondering why it would freeze on startup I simply unplugged any USB device (iPod, Thumb Drive etc) that has a hardddrive in it. Sometimes if you dont have the option to never boot from USB clicked it will read those before your actual hard drive.
You probably already thought of that, but its one of those small things people tend to overlook. Hope it helped.
ok I tried to dual boot my preinstalled windows vista x64 dv7-1020us with windows xp x64 before reading that I shoudlnt do so :(
i partitioned an area for xp pro 64bit edition and slipstreamed the intel matrix storage managerx64 and made a bootable cd.. I started my pc and booted from cd and the windows xp 64bit edition began to load the files, the installation continued and asked where I wanted to install xp and I chose the partition I made and chose yes to continue..
after copying the files from the cd the computer restarted. when it restarted there was an error "unable to load Operating system"... I powered off the pc and restarted again and booted from cd once more.. I then chose the area I made once again for the xp partition and chose to reformat to ntfs and copy files.. it reformated the partition and began to copy the files..
the computer proceeded to restart again but now it just hangs and sticks on the HP invent welcome screen..
if I try to get into the bios or boot menu or even recovery by presssing f9 f10 f11 etc nothing happens.. it just stays on that welcome screen.. I dont know what went wrong ..can someone help plz or has any ideas on what happened
You need to wipe the hard drive from another computer. The system boot files have been corrupted. Also the removing of the battery and booting from the computer will allow the system to reset after you wipe the hard drive.
remove battery, start computer. then while running put the battery back in. It is a rest for hp laptops.