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My Pavillion a636n hangs at the blue HP Invent screen when trying to boot. The disk access light is on continuously at this stage. Is this liekly to be a problem with the motherboard or something else?


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\015\012Try clear cmos. If you stil have same problem, it is in most case trouble with bios, and that is the end with computer, because you can´t try upgrade bios in DOS, you keyboard isn´t in function.
\015\012In some case you have trouble with port for keyboard, try usb keyboard. Or you can have problem with any part of motherboard, who bios need.
\015\012Does you hear any beep?
Not certain from here, but I would guess harddrive or disk controller.. Have you tried going into BIOS and setting to boot from CD. Place your OS disk in CD drive and boot from it. Then attempt a repair on OS. \015\012Another thing... you could have the system BIOS search for the harddrive. If it cannot find one, that perhaps is your problem. What do the boot screens tell you? I hope this helps you get a clue what might be happening. Oh, do you get any beeps when the PC first posts? How many?
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