New to the forums, and hoping you guys can help me out. The laptop in question is an HP envy dv7 with Windows 10.
As I'm sure you're all aware, the latest Microsoft updates kind of screwed up a lot of computers. Unfortunately, it caused my laptop to not load the operating system after restart. I read about the issues, so I moved the hard drive to another laptop, loaded Windows off a USB, and saved what data I could. I then reformatted and repartitioned the drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 on it. I tested that it boot to Windows 10 on the working laptop, then put it into the first laptop. It did not boot.
Here's where it gets tricky. My laptop's screen is plagued with the white screen of death, and I know I need to get it replaced. As a result, I cannot read anything that's on the screen, and had relied on an external monitor when my laptop was working. Figuring it might be a BIOS setting gone awry (though I don't know why or how), I followed the manufacturer instructions on resetting BIOS. It was more guessing than actual knowing, however. When I turn on the laptop, if I wait 10 seconds or so, pressing a key returns a single beep for each press. Not all keys generate a beep (shift, ctrl, alt, for example). Pressing "enter" turns off the laptop.
I attempted to load Windows 10 and Windows 7 from a USB drive. Neither of them loaded. However, I was able to load a Linux OS off the USB drive. My guess is it has something to do with the BIOS settings, but I'm not sure what would be the cause.
I know the best thing for me to do would be to get the screen replaced so I can visually see what's going on, but I'm currently on disability and therefore not making much, let alone enough to take it to a repair shop to fix the screen. I'm hoping that, despite the odds, someone here can come up with a working solution to my problem.