Computer wont start

By benden ยท 7 replies
Oct 27, 2008
  1. hi all
    i have a hp 5060a desktop computer intel 2 duo core
    i was downloading a hp bios update and my computer crashed
    all it says when i try to boot it is found cd rom drive need system disc
    i put in a system disc but all it keeps on saying is need system disc
    i contacted hp we went thru a few things but nothing worked
    anyone got any ideas
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373


    Where you installing the bios update or just downloading it from their site ?
  4. benden

    benden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    downloaded it and then installing it
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    You need to reflash your BIOS. Check with the HP support web site for details on how to do this (I presume you have another computer to do this on.)

    -- Andy
  6. benden

    benden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok i check with hp about bios flash on there web site
  7. benden

    benden TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i checked with the hp web site
    and it told me about the bios flash on how to flas my bios
    all you do is start your computer makeing sur you
    press the f10 key as you please your start button conttinously
    for xp its f1 when the blue screen appears you go and press
    f5 which will take you into the bios set up
    oh theres another thing it doesnt usely happen over night
    so it keeps your finger exercised

  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    That information doesn't sound exactly correct
    ie The BIOS has really nothing to do with Windows to actually POST

    It may be best for you to "chat" with HP by going to this thread:
    And selecting "Interact online with HP"

    Confirm that you have the correct BIOS Rom (they should provide a direct link)
    Then confirm the actual steps, which keys etc. They'll probably direct you to the exact info page you need for your system.

    Please continue to update this thread with the results
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