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HP Pavillion P6115y Will not boot?

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If hitting f1 or f10 immediately upon seeing the HP screen does not go into BIOS means that you may have a bad/failed chipset on the motherboard.


Turn off the computer and wait five seconds.
Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly until a BIOS Setup screen opens.
If nothing happens, press the F1 key repeatedly.

Your friend's HP probably has a Pegatron m2n78-la motherboard. Any chance it's still under warranty?

I would pull their main hard disk and use a SATA connector kit to pull off their data to a USB drive, as someone's going to want to service this unit, and your friend will most likely lose their data. This is much easier under Vista/Windows7 because all of your data files are in C:\USERS folder and you can just copy that folder onto a portable drive. Everything else will be OS or program related, and it's pointless to try and recover those items.

Rick in Sacramento