Boot up problem

By daryl61
Jun 25, 2011
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  1. my hp pavilion will not boot up. have tried to enter system restore from boot screen but it will not open. it does allow entry to setup screen and also boot screen
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Sounds like a hard drive failure...
  3. daryl61

    daryl61 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do I now check for hard drive failure

    Thanks for the reply Tmagic650.
    Is there a simple way to check the hard drive for failure?
    Can i just insert it into another computer as a piggyback or even remove the hard drive from a known working computer and try mine in there?
    the other issue with rebooting is that the recovery and operating programs are preloaded to a differnt drive letter within the one hard drive.
    as you can see i do not have a very good knowledge on the internal workings just a very basic understanding of parts.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes you can piggyback or just install the second suspect hard drive in a second computer and save files if possible. Is it XP or ?

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