Why is my HP laptop caught in a loop of booting to the splash screen and rebooting?

Donald S April 26, 2013
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I have an HP laptop that is looping from the HP splash screen. Meaning, it boots to the splash screen, reboots gets to the splash screen, reboots etc.

I think that my HD is corrupted or at least the boot sector is. Am I correct on this or could it be something else.

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  1. Donald S
    May 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    This question should be closed, I have tried many times to close it. The problem was the hard drive, a known issue for that model. Thanks for the help to everyone posted here.

  2. Kevin Keenon
    May 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    If you have anything plugged into a USB port remove it and try to boot. I had a bad USB hub cause this same problem.

  3. yudics
    April 30, 2013 at 3:18 am

    try to set default setting to your bios

  4. Md Mukhtar Mohsin
    April 29, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    if you have made a windows 7 repair disk then boot from it .if not then ask a friend with windows 7 to make a repair disk from start> maintenance>create a repair disk.
    then boot from it, select windows startup repair,if it becomes ok then all ok else select system restore which restore your pc without touching your personal files.
    I have also faced this situation.

    personal question-which country do you belong?

  5. Techgredients
    April 27, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    do the following procedure and you will be done...

    Step1 : boot your pc with safe mode with command prompt

    Step 2 : On command prompt, write "taskmgr.exe"

    Step 3: click on new task from the bottom right corner of taskmgr.exe

    Step 4: Then write "msconfig" and click ok.

    Step 5 : Go to "Startup" tab

    Step 6 : Click on "Disable all"

    Step 7 : Click ok and restart your pc

    This should help you out or you can reach me at info at techgredients dot com

    • Donald S
      April 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Cannot boot into Safe Mode

  6. Jim Chambers
    April 27, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Its BSODing followed by the windows default auto-reboot on error. Repeatedly click on F8 during splash screen and select No auto-reboot on error from advanced menu that appears and Enter. Get stop error from blue screen and tell us what it is so we can help.

    • Donald S
      April 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      No blue screen of death just loop over and over and over without any type of stop screen

    • Jim Chambers
      April 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      This early in boot-up, blue screen/restart happens so fast you won't see blue screen. At least try my suggestion.

  7. Bruce Epper
    April 27, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Have you installed or updated software, especailly device drivers before this began happening? If not, you may have a problem with a piece of hardware in the system.

    If your boot sector was corrupted, you would not make it to the spash screen.

    When booting into Safe Mode, it displays the drivers as they are loaded. What is the last driver file listed when you try this? The problem will either be with that driver (or the device it supports) or the one that loads after it.

    • Donald S
      April 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Cannot boot into Safe Mode.

  8. dragonmouth
    April 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Your hard drive might be corrupted.

    • Donald S
      April 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Close dragonmouth, my friend checked it out and found that it was the system board. He found that that model of HP has this common problem.

  9. ha14
    April 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    which windows you have?

    try to reset cmos battery, check the ram and cables.

    Laptop must have restor factory settings if you need to reinstall windows,

    • Donald S
      April 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      It has Windows 7. I cannot boot into safe mode the only thing I can get into is bios. I think the cmos is okay because the time and date are right in the bios.

    • ha14
      April 27, 2013 at 7:30 am

      how about booting with LIve cd, just to see if it is not monitor problem.

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