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Windows 7: diaster on a 2 year old Pavilion p7-1380t

22 Nov 2014   #1
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
diaster on a 2 year old Pavilion p7-1380t

Running windows 7 pro 64-bit.
I manually run disk1 or disk2 by placing the power cable in one
or the other. This worked fine until I tried to update the build
from 9841 to 9860 in Windows 10 which I am testing..
Now the startup screen does not appear. The On button is lite.
I took the monitor to another computer and it worked fine.
Pulled all plugs and put them back. This made no difference.
Put another keyboard and mouse on the computer and as I
expected it made no difference.
I can do absolutely nothing on the computer. Looks like I am
going to have to junk this computer. Needless to say, No more
HP hardware for me of any kind.
If I should get a Dell, could I take the HD from the HP and put
it in the new computer? Several reasons for doing this. 1. I have
the system backed up on an external HD. 2. I would like to keep
the same settings and software that I now have on the Pavilion.
Hope someone can give me some insight on this.
Thanks for any help.


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22 Nov 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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If I should get a Dell, could I take the HD from the HP and put it in the new computer?
Probably won't work as the version of Win7 is tied to the HP, that's the way it works with OEM/Brandname computers. OEM versions of Windows can only be used on the first computer it is installed on.

To avoid the situations/problems of dual-booting a test version of Windows I use an older Dell Inspiron 530S Desktop for Win10.
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22 Nov 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. It's not the fault of the HP computer. It is operator error. You should have connected both disks to power and changed the temporary boot sequence in the BIOS.

2. Nothing wrong with your hardware. If you have backups (images) restore those images. Else fix the bootmgr. Run a startup/repair 3 times.

3. Your disks can be used on another computer. But only as data storage disks. The OS you have on there will not run - it will not even activate.
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22 Nov 2014   #4
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I do not doubt for one minute that it is operator error.
Remember that no matter what I do, nothing appears on the monitor.
I just tried the Windows 7 pro 64-bit boot disk.
The monitor remained black.
I have backups on an external HD and they won't work either.
Will try the "start/repair 3 times.
I guess the Windows 7 Boot Disk in the iso format can be used
OR should I convert it?
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22 Nov 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A Windows 7 installation or recovery disc can be used for startup/repair.
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22 Nov 2014   #6
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The windows installation disk did not work.

I just found out that the mouse does not have the light on.
I removed it from the back of the computer to the front
and still no light. What it does is go on for half a second
then goes off.
No lights on the keyboard either.
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22 Nov 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

Have you tried the most basic repairs for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start ?

With HP's there is a hardware Diagnostics on the ESC menu at boot. I'd run that first.

You may have damaged the mobo by unnecessarily changing the HD plugs when this can be done in BIOS, Boot menu key or a Windows Dual Boot menu using EasyBCD.

Try another keyboard.

You can move your HD to a new PC to Adjust Win7 to boot on new hardware with Paragon Adaptive Restore CD but you'll need to activate it with a new retail or OEM Product Key. If you buy a PC with Windows 7 you can use that Product Key.

If your monitor works on another PC but not on this one, is it getting power to the mobo as indicated by LED's? Pull the RAM sticks, power up to hear if it gives beep codes showing mobo life. Unplug DVD drive, try only one HD at a time.

You may have fried the mobo if you hot-plugged the HD's. As stated you should have chosen via BIOS Boot menu which is asking for problems if done regularly.
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25 Nov 2014   #8
phenix

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for your help.
I junked the Pavilion.
Until Windows 10 comes out I am using a ten+
year old Dell running Windows xp Pro.
No sense in buying another computer with 7 or
8 on it. Only problem is I can't access the internet
on it. I am connected to the horrible Florida Cable
with DSL and fiber optics. Will put a message on the
Hardforum and maybe they can help me with the
internet connection.
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25 Nov 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

How are you connected exactly? Is there a modem?
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25 Nov 2014   #10
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

One thing to check with WinXP [and later versions] is in Control Panel, Internet Options, Connections tab, LAN settings button and assure there is a checkmark in the Automatically detect.... item ONLY. Rest of the items on that panel should be unchecked unless your ISP says differently. That setting is not automatic like it usually is in Win7. Infections can change it as well as add a Proxy setting.
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