I have an HP dv6700 and when I turn it on, it will not go past the grey screen. I can get into f2, f10 and such but it does nothing when I try to restore by using f11. So far I have tried running a windows memory diagnostic which says it is fine - tried removing all power sources, holding the power button for 1-2 minutes but it still doesn't work.
I have windows Vista. When I turn it on, it shows a bar at the bottom of the screen stating windows is loading files, then it shows the little windows bar as though it is going to start, but then nothing. It just stays on the grey screen - forever!
Thanks for the reply. F8 does nothing - either way.
I went into BIOS and did a hard disk self test and after about I minute it says "#10008 - Replace Hard Disk"
I got this same error a few months ago but was able to go into my boot directory where it was trying to boot from the dvd/cd and changed it to hard drive. That worked then. However, this time it's already booting from the hard drive.
Is my hd shot? Is there a way to force a full diagnostic?