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Windows 7: Can't open system recovery?


08 Oct 2013   #1

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Can't open system recovery?

I started up my old HP mini 210 today and it seemed slow. I powered it off and back up to find that it had a problem starting windows. Now every time I restart it, I get 2 options:
1) Launch Startup Repair (Recommended)
2) Start Windows Normally

2 just restarts my computer, bringing me back to that screen, and 1 starts up recovery manager. In the recovery manager window, The "I need help immediately" section and "I'd like to take precautions" section are both disabled. The only option I can choose is "Run Computer Checkup" where I can open the command prompt. I don't have the windows installation disk.

Any idea on how I can restore the system? There is no files I need on the computer, so I can delete whatever.

Thanks

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08 Oct 2013   #2

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Hi TyGuy96, welcome to 7F!

Can you restart your mini and while that's happening, reboot into "Last Known Good Configuration"?

See:Advanced Boot Options Usually you need to tap the F8 button while it's rebooting, but your system maybe different.

You may need Here's How Step #3 if you only have the one operating system on the mini. Once you make the selection let your mini reboot, then see how its reacting.
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08 Oct 2013   #3

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When I start the mini, this screen pops up:


When I click the button in the bottom left, it starts booting up windows. I press F8, but it just brings up the 2 options I mentioned before. There is no "Last Known Good Configuration".
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09 Oct 2013   #4

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What version of Mini 210 is this, a 1040nr?

Have you tried getting to system recovery this way?How to Perform an HP System Recovery | HP® Support
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09 Oct 2013   #5

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I have the hp mini 210-1071CA.
When I try that recovery method, after I press F11 it takes me to the screen I mentioned in option 2.

Edit: Bump
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10 Oct 2013   #6

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From: Computer Does not Start (Windows 7, Vista, XP) HP Mini 210-1071CA PC | HP® Support Let's try the first step, the hard reset.

If you'd like a more visual approach: Computer Does Not Start Up or Boot Properly - HP Support Center
Still, stay with the hard reset, but if you see any other steps that fit your situation please try them.

This could be a power problem, how long has it been since you started the mini last? You might have to run it strictly on AC power for a while before you depend on the battery.


Manuals for HP Mini 210-1071CA PC | HP® Support
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10 Oct 2013   #7

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Yes, that is my machine.
Windows 7 Starter 32-bit is on it.
No SSD. 160Gb HDD.

The hard reset didn't change anything.
I haven't started the mini in a few months (probably 8 at the most), and it was dead when I first tried turning it on. It has been running off of AC since then.
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10 Oct 2013   #8

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10 Oct 2013   #9

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Yes, I held it for at least 15 seconds.
No, I am not getting any error messages.
There are no beeps/blinks. I'm not sure what you mean by "memory modules.

I noticed that when I select start windows normally, that it starts loading, then the BSOD flashes then the HP restarts.
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10 Oct 2013   #10

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Memory modules are the ram sticks in your mini, did you see the explanation below the "beep codes"?


Quote:
Check for loose connections and test the memory

Blink codes are often displayed after a user adds memory to the computer but does not seat the module properly. The LEDs may also blink error codes if a hardware component is loose because the computer was dropped or jarred. Some HP Notebook PCs come with one stick of memory but have two memory slots. The problem could be that the stick of memory or one of the memory slots has a bad connection.

The memory module compartment on most notebooks is located on the bottom of the case. The exact position varies by model. However, on some models, the memory compartment is under the keyboard. See your User Guide for the exact location of memory modules on your notebook.

NOTE: Removing and reseating memory modules requires the use of tools and the partial disassembly of the computer. If you do not feel comfortable doing this work yourself, take the computer to an authorized retailer for technical service.

Check for loose memory modules


Source: Troubleshooting LED Blink Codes or Beep Codes During Startup or Boot - HP Support Center
Even if you didn't fool with the "memory", pull them out and re-seat them.
It doesn't look that hard, and shouldn't need "special tools" just pop the little door, pull them out make sure there is no corrosion and pop them back in.

Just pay attention to how they came out.


Note   Note
You said you're not getting any errors?? What is this reference to BSOD's, Is it a true BSOD blue or black screen or just a flash?

Can you get a screenshot of what it is and post it? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums



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