I have a desk top HP Pavilion with Windows Vista Home premium, system 32. I was on the computer yesterday when a power failure, due to high winds, knocked our power out.
When the power came back and I attempted to reboot the computer it would not reboot. I got a message "start up repair cannot repair computer automatically". I tried 5 different restore points but they also failed. I am not a computer expert and need help. Thanks
Hi Saint 19, followed your instructions. Unfortunately, my system won't boot up far enough for me to get into the BIOS or I am not familiar enough with this process to know how to do this step. Found the battery and removed it and reinstalled it no problem. Can you explain how I can get into the BIOS without a complete boot? Thanks.
How about if I take my PSU out and take it to "Best Buy" or a computer store and have it checked to see if it is Ok. I assume the PSU it the power supply that runs the whole system. If so I'm a bit confused, if the power supply is bad would that not stop the computer from working at all? As I have said, I can get as far as the message that says "start up repair cannot repair this computer automatically". If the PSU was bad would that not prevent the system from even getting to that point???
Ok, thanks Saint. I have a young friend who has majored in computers. I will have him take a look at it. Again, many thanks for your time, patience and suggestions. I'll let you know how I make out with this problem.