HP Pavilion Dv7 Lockups :: Not Able To Change Boot Order In BIOS
Nov 14, 2014
I have HP pavilion dv7 which won't let me in BIOS to change boot order.
I have windows 8 32 bit installed and it keep booting normally no matter which key (Esc,F9,F10,F1,F2 etc) at start up, is pressed or keep pressed.. it wont stop booting and wont let me in BIOS. All it does it that if keys are pressed it will start beeping but then boot anyway.
I want to boot it from USB and install WIndows 8.1 64 bit.
I updated BIOS (it's now Hewlett-Packard F.49) with a download from HP's website. I wish I hadn't done that because it made my laptop ill. When booting up it freezes and the only thing I see is the black screen with HP logo. No button works.
Later I've found out that BIOS itself ain't the problem (I tried to recover the old version for long without any success), it's the USB devices attached or the USB ports, dunno. My laptop boots normally and works perfectly if I take off all the USB plug-ins before I press the power button. After the black screen has passed I can plug in the USBs and they work too.URL....
This laptop has win8, I am trying to load win7 on this laptop but I am not understanding how to change the boot order to boot from the cd drive, what's listed below is what I am seeing in SETUP? Boot list option [UEFI] File browser ADD boot option File browser Del boot option Secure boot [Enabled] Load legacy option rom [Disabled] Boot option priorities Boot option #1 [Windows boot manager] Boot option #2 [UEFI OS] Boot option #3 [UEFI IP4 Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller] Boot option #4 [UEFI IP6 Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller]
Also, my research is showing this is a 64 bit unit.
I added a mSata second drive. Works fine. Lenovo X220, Bios 1.16. PC boots from the new drive. I don't want an operating system on the new drive, just want it for storage. So I entered the bios by pushing the blue thinkvantage button and can't find a way to permanently change boot order. I hit F12 to TEMPORARILY change boot order, every time I boot the PC. Major PAIN! I tried to enter the Intel Boot Extension Management Engine, but it needs a password and I don't have a password.
All I wanted to do was install an SSD (SanDisk Extreme 240GB) as my primary drive using factory recovery created from Dell Backup and Recovery/Recovery Media from USB drive.... I was trying to update firmware on the SSD. It requires a download and the creation of a thumb drive to which one boots after adding it in the BIOS. Ever since I tried using that thumb drive during boot (on power up it was in a USB slot with the intention of opening BIOS and setting that thumb drive as a boot device to complete firmware update) things have been a mess.
I have run into a situation where no matter what key I press during startup, it has no impact on the startup. Main problem is that F2 will not open BIOS. F12 does not show Boot Order.
Here are the symptoms:
Cannot access BIOS or Boot Order during POST All partitions on the factory 1TB hard drive now show in Windows File Explorer whereas previously only the partition labeled C: OS was shown
Potentially Stupid Things I Tried:
I discovered that if there are no hard drives installed, the system will boot to a DOS-type screen with options for Boot Order (with no drives it lists only Network Boot), Setup, Diagnostics, and Boot Configuration.
Setup takes me to the BIOS (vA11) but obviously with no drives showing Diagnostics takes to me to a test suite which when run gives me an error on the video memory but all else tests OK (tests of the video memory from within the Dell Suite within Win 8 show no errors) Boot Configuration gives me Legacy, UEFI Secure and UEFI Not Secure
I also downgraded the BIOS from A11 to A08 and then back to A11 in hopes of getting back access to BIOS but no luck.
I cannot select my new SSD (M4 mSATA) in the boot order in the BIOS.
The mSATA drive DOES show up on the BIOS info page (first BIOS screen) but does NOT appear on the boot order page. The drive is visible and formatted in Windows 8 64bit and I can copy files to it,
Computer: Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 with a 1TB HDD (i7 CPU, 660M COU, 8GB RAM, etc.)OS: Windows 8 64bitSSD: Crucial M4 mSATA 256GB Model # M4-CT256M4SSD3Windows shows the drive as operating correctly. After some fiddling I did use disk management to populate the volume (238GB available) and assigned a drive letter. I successfully copied a txt file and can open the file.
I have created a recovery DVD but it doesn't recognize the drive when attempting to use--although I can see/use in Windows.
I have also removed the HDD and rebooted a number of times. So the drive is working but I cannot set it as a bootable drive. The things I have tried:
>>>Have you tried the ssd as the only drive>>> Yes.
>>> are both drives on the same sata contoller have you tried the ssd in the hdd port?>>> he SSD is mSATA and has a different port than the HDD (which plugs into the SATA port). I have tried w/o the HDD plugged in,
>>>could it be that the hdd has ahci and the ssd doesnt or vice versa>>> I have not tried disabling AHCI yet as a quick browsing showed this bricking some systems.
>>> See the Bootmenu of the BIOS setup utility. Make sure that the Boot Device Priority in the BIOS setup utility is set so that the computer starts from the device you want. >>> Doesn't list it as an option on the priority screen, BUT it is listed on the BIOS information page as recognized (HD0 I believe).
>>> Press F12 when the Lenovo logo appears on the screen while the computer is starting up to select the device you want the computer starts from.>>> Does not list the SSD drive as a boot option. Tried w/ and w/o the HDD installed.
I own a CQ56-203SG Laptop which was doing fine for years (I do not remember when I bought it). No misuse, no hard hits. New HP Battery since a few month.No difficulties before. Used it with Ubuntu which worked perfect! No M$Windows ever touched this machine. It does not boot any more. Even BIOS is not reachable.Start by pressing the power button leads to: Light in power button is on, orange light in key F12 is on, white light in CapsLock key is slowly blinking. No signal by coded blinking recognised.
Fan is on, slowly, constant.Monitor remains dark. HD lamp does one short flicker when powered on, remains dark then. It does NOT make a difference if lid is closed or open. Obviously even going to BIOS is not working. Last status before failure:OS working, lid closed, machine was sleeping.Did not wake up. After several attempts it woke up exactly once. After restart it remained dark for ever. Formerly all that worked fine for years. I tried to power down completely including battery remove and then press power button to drain capacitors. No result. I tried the Win + b keystroke combination, no result. Machine dead.
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On restarting I was given two options: 1. Launch Startup Repair - Choosing option 1 gave me an error message HP Recovery window stating - Create file fail. On clicking Ok, it takes me to another screen (HP recovery manager window) stating Recovery not supported under current configuration, please enable accelearation option for intel Smart Technology and try again. When I click Ok the screen closes and the computer shuts off. 2. Start Windows Normally - Choosing Option 2 gets me back to the BSOD with the same error
Then I tapped on F8 while stating up. I was given a host of options: 1. Repair your computer - Error window (Windows Script Host) Script: X:Rita-toolStart.vbs; Line: 93; Char:14; Eror: The system cannot find the file specified; Code 80070002; Sourcenull). then it goes back to the error reported earlier for Launch Startup repair 2. Safe mode - BSOD same error 3. Safe mode with networking 4. Safe mode with command prompt 5. Enable boot logging 6. Enable low-resolution video (640x480) 7. Last known good configuration (Advanced) - BSOD same error 8. Directory Services Restore mode 9. Debugging mode 10. Disable automatic restart on system failure 11. Disable driver signature enforcement 12. Start Windows normally
I did not try any of the other options as I was not sure what it was. Then I tapped F2 while starting up and went into the HP Advanced Systems Diagnostics screen. There were a lot of options for running tests.
Every test I run ends up as failed. Failure ID: 0U6G3A-63C785-MFPX0J-60R803. It always says Hard Disk Short DST: Failed
Bottom line is any option I take it gives me one of two errors, either the BSOD UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME or the error that my repair utility cannot create a file.
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