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HP Laptop does not go beyond HP Invent screen

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December 8, 2011 2:44:50 AM

Hi Guys,

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

Situation:
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.
Now
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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December 8, 2011 2:50:30 AM

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!!
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December 8, 2011 2:55:38 AM

Thanks for quick response. I would try that and let you know here.
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December 8, 2011 6:05:10 AM

That worked, Thank You.
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December 8, 2011 6:05:29 AM

Best answer selected by jselect.
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a b G Storage
December 8, 2011 6:38:02 AM

I am glad that worked.
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