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Topic # 201489 21-Aug-2016 09:58
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Was helping a friend with the above computer. It was updated to Windows 10 OK but was really slow so I replaced with a UMPC Core i5 8GB and 128GB SSD. That goes well.

 

 

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01485455

 

As a favour he gave me the old machine as I said I might be able to get to a usable state by replacing the internal HD with a SSD.

 

But upon getting it home it took ages to boot and then said no HD found. I removed the 3.5" 320GB drive and tried to access it from a USB cradle but it does not show up so I presume it must have died.

 

So instead I replaced that drive with as 128GB SSD and tried to boot from a DVD - trying Windows  7, 8.1 and 10. It takes ages to get past the BIOS screen and then displays Initializing USB Controller for ever basically. It never tries to boot from the DVD or for that matter a USB drive I have inserted.

 

It does recognise the HD and the DVD drive during POST.

 

I did run diagnostics and the system check is fine. 

 

I have been occasionally been able to get to the BIOS and tried changing SATA to IDE from ACPI mode but that didn't help. Also tried default settings etc.

 

Not entirely sure what is wrong but before I take it to the tip (which is a shame since the touch screen is really nice and large and was supported by Windows 10), does  anybody have any ideas on what might be the matter. It seems a shame to waste but if it won't boot from a DVD or USB then it's basically useless.  

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1615010 21-Aug-2016 10:33
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Possibly unrelated, but I had to reinstall Win10 earlier this month and couldnt boot to USB for the life of me (4 year old HP laptop).

 

 

 

Turned out I had to get into bios and change a setting to boot into legacy mode (or something) before it would recognise a USB boot device - despite the USB device properly showing in the boot order.

 


Perhaps you have a similar setting?




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  Reply # 1615027 21-Aug-2016 11:06
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Probably not but thanks anyway. The PC actually did the update to Windows 10 okay (pushed out).

 

But when I powered it off (it hadn't been powered off for a while), took it home and tried to power it on, it presented the symptoms I described. So the HD must have died en route?

 

After removing the HD which I could not read in a USB cradle which reinforces the view the drive had died, and putting in a SSD, I cannot get the PC to boot from any devices, the HD (which is not bootable) or the DVD which is.

 

There is no legacy mode in the BIOS and the machine won't even boot Windows 7. The CD starts to spin and then nothing - just a flashing cursor.





System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 1615593 22-Aug-2016 11:01
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I have a complete IQ515a sitting idle in west Auckland if you want it for any reason.  Pick up only.





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  Reply # 1615785 22-Aug-2016 13:50
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Tha but I was just trying to get this one going as it seemed to be a waste. But as I'm on Wellington can't really pick up yours




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


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