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HP Pavilion 9680c Won't Boot...

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by acs974, Nov 21, 2002.

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  1. acs974

    acs974 Thread Starter

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    I've been running an HP Pavilion 9680c w/ Win98 SE. Everything was working fine until a few days ago...Now when I turn on the computer the following happens....

    1. The Blue 'HP' Welcome screen appears
    2. The Bios Boot-up Screen Appears, letting me know that my hard-drive, dvd drive, cd-rw drives (i.e. primary master, secondary master, secondary slave) have been detected. During this time, my hard-drive and disc drives all light up and are turning.
    3. The bootup process stops there. WHere it should say something like 'Starting Up Windows', there is nothing. Instead the bootup process seems to just stand still.

    I am able to enter the BIOS setup screen during bootup by pressing F1. I've tried replacing the hard-drive but this did not solve the problem. I also tried using recovery disks, the Windows 98 OS setup disk, and a Norton Utilities' Recovery disk, all of which have not had any effect. I was wondering if there is anything else (motherboard jumpers, etc.) that somebody thinks might work.

    Thanks!
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and welcome

    Lets see if this will help

    Open up the PC (when its turned off), and remove and put back in the CMOS battery. This is what it looks like:

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    Regards

    eddie
     

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