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October 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm in reply to: windows installation interrupted – now have black screen on startup #33497muck0natorParticipant
The bios is before windows, and it makes the text (or sometimes an image) that you see before windows starts, if you see the text then you can get into the bios, MOST of the time there is no key combination, just a single key you press, but every manufacturer has a different setup for their bios, your best bet is to restart the system and start tapping your delete key, see what comes up, if theres a boot menu, select your cd drive, if the bios comes up, change the boot order so that your cd drive is at the top.if nothing happens, try f8, then f2 then f1, you can try Google to find your model and how to get into the bios or boot menu.
alright il try this tonight and let you know, i know the bios comes up before windows but when i start literally nothing displays on the screen at all.. but if i can get the bios up or boot from cd i should be in good shape, thanks for the replySeptember 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm in reply to: windows installation interrupted – now have black screen on startup #33493muck0natorParticipant
your best bets going to be to try to do the installation again, insert the cd, and if it doesnt prompt you to boot from the cd, you may have to play around with key combos to get the boot menu, if you cant get to that you will have to change the boot order in the bios, but since you've already reinstalled once, you should know how to boot from the cd :3
ive tried putting the hp recovery discs and my windows 7 burned cd in and nothing happens, ive tried a bunch of key combos but you have any suggestions? i cant even get into the bios