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Boot loops every 1.5 seconds

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win8

    Boot loops every 1.5 seconds


    Can't get any Shift F8 or ESC to work while powerup is going.
    Once the desktop appears, the icons in task bar begin reloading, every 2 seconds.
    Any attempt at a click is aborted by the reboot.

    Only relief is press power button.
    Tried removing battery and draining residual charge by holding power button 2 minutes. No difference.

    Win8 laptop I purchased a year ago. Don't recall if disks came with it.
    HP Envy dv4, 64 bit...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 4
    Win8


    At least I learned that access to the troubleshooting menus is reached by tapping ESC or F2 immediately after poweron.
    The recovery steps did not help. Hoping restore to factory original will work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Are you familiar with bios settings? Try setting factory defaults in there first. Just to check, its allot easier than re installing if it works
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Boot loops every 1.5 seconds
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