HP Laptop does not go beyond HP Invent screen

Hi Guys,

This is my first post here, don't know if this is the right place to post this problem here.

My HP laptop was running fine with Windows Vista. I tried to install Windows 7. During installation when screen says "restarting", it never restarted even after 15 minutes. I powered off thinking I would start the installation afresh. When I powered on, my laptop didn't go beyond the HP Invent screen. Powered off and on a few times but still the same problem.
1. I am stuck on HP Invent Screen
2. BIOS doesn't show any HDD
3. Since BIOS doesn't show any HDD, Windows refuses to install and I am kind of stuck.

Any help would be appreciated.
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    Hello jselect,

    Welcome to Forums.

    I once had kind of similar problem. I had then booted from Linux based Parted Magic and HDD showed in Parted Magic. I formatted the HDD from there. After that HDD showed in BIOS and I was able to install Windows successfully.
    Try that out - Good luck!!
  2. Thanks for quick response. I would try that and let you know here.
  3. That worked, Thank You.
  4. Best answer selected by jselect.
  5. I am glad that worked.
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