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Hello everyone,

I have an HP Pavilion 2000 and recently, when I turn it on, it won't get past a black screen with a blinking dash (it would go past an HP logo, though). I have tried a system restore with f11 but it didn't work; I've also tried taking the battery off and putting it back on.

Does anybody have any advice about this?

asked Nov 21 '12 at 23:53

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edited Nov 28 '12 at 18:12

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Fogarty ♦♦

Reinstalling would be the next best option, if you're using Windows Vista or higher, just run the install process and don't format and all your old files will still be saved on the hard drive in C:/Windows.old

answered Nov 22 '12 at 02:04

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Tim Fontana

tried factory mode restore, still the same :( thanks for the help though :)

answered Nov 26 '12 at 22:03

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If you can get to a recovery console, you can try "fixboot" or "fixmbr".

answered Nov 28 '12 at 21:46

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I was able to install hexxeh's chromiumOS (since i really really needed the computer at the time) so I guess the harddrive didn't crash, then i upgraded to chromeOS but i would like to know if that means the OS on windows only crashed. thanks

(May 16 '13 at 02:54) luigi_89 luigi_89's gravatar image

It sounded like a software issue with the boot sector to me, but I can't be sure.

(May 16 '13 at 06:06) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image
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Asked: Nov 21 '12 at 23:53

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Last updated: May 16 '13 at 06:06