HP desktop won't boot Tags: Hewlett Packard Desktops Boot Computers Last response: October 17, 2011 3:47 PM in Computer Brands Share kneehawk October 9, 2011 8:00:14 PM hey guys, the IT department for the company I work for gave me a gutted out HP desktop. It's missing the hard drive and RAM, but everything else is intact. I placed couple sticks of ram and a old hard drive I had kicking around. I popped in my XP disc, in an attempt to reformat it. But the computer does not give me the option to do so. I tried configuring the bios (i.e. disabling Ethernet boot, setting CD-rom first for boot up priority, etc.) but I haven't had much luck. Any suggestions? I thought it'd be pretty straight forward... thanks in advance More about : desktop boot | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove HPrometheus October 17, 2011 3:47:47 PM Make sure to check if there is a recovery drive with Windows already on it. It should also include drivers and other software you might need. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Computer Brands>HP desktop won't boot> Related ressources: ForumHp desktop won\'t boot ForumHP Desktop won't power on. ForumHP dv6000 notebook won't boot after hard disk upgrade ForumA8M2N-LA ( HP Pavillion A1730N) wont boot , no beeps ForumHp won't boot with video card Forum6716f-B hp computer wont boot ForumHP Laptop Won't Boot ForumHP pavilion laptop won't boot ! ForumHP Laptop won't boot ForumHP Pavilion DV4 Won't Log Into Desktop ForumHp pavilllion xf328 screen wont light up or boot ForumHP ze4325 won't boot from non-OEM cdrw ForumDesktop hangs at blue HP startup screen ForumLaptops admin passwords ForumHO a6600F desktop, changed power supply, only booting up to blue HP screen.has a ForumBlack screen when trying to boot Forum[Solved] How to connect a laptop to a desktop with an ethernet cable ForumHP DV9000 Lights up, but no boot/no fan/blank screen ForumNo boot device available ForumHow to fix dell optiblex boot problem? More resources Read discussions in other Computer Brands categories Compaq Dell Gateway Hewlett Packard Packard Bell Apple eMachines !