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HP Pavilion won't boot up!


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1tiredmama

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Hi - I have an HP Pavilion a1477c
It will not boot completely. It stops at the windows xp welcome screen and kind of just shuts down - no fans running, nothing on screen. The only indication of power is a blue blinking light behind the power button on the front of the tower. When I try to "reboot" using the power button nothing happens and the light continues to blink. If I simply unplug the power from the computer, the light continues to flash. The only way to get the light to quit blinking & to try to reboot again is to unplug the power from the computer and hold the power button for 60-90 seconds. After that, when the power is plugged back in, it tries to reboot again and repeats as described as above.
Any ideas of what the problem is? I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Can you boot into safe mode?
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sorry - not very good at this. when you say safe mode, how do I do this? I pushed f10 and it has gone to system recovery...
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I tried again. It appears to have successfully booted up in safe mode.
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Edit: :) I didnt look at the date this was posted.

Edited by rockmilk, 08 November 2011 - 07:22 PM.

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