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 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources HP desktop wont boot past "HP Invent" screen Forum HP Pavillion Elite M9270a (desktop) Won't Boot Forum Hp desktop won\'t boot Forum SolvedBuilt desktop won't boot - ASRock Z97 + 4790K Forum SolvedPC desktop wont start/boot unless connected to the Internet. Forum SolvedSSD boots well on notebook, won't boot on desktop Forum SolvedF10 is ignored. How do i get into the boot menu of hp desktop? Forum Can't boot HP Desktop Please Help! Forum Solvedmy HP won't boot up Forum SolvedDesktop won't boot after vacation Forum SolvedDesktop won't boot after vacation Forum SolvedDesktop running XP just randomly stopped working wont boot or go into safe mode Forum Solveddell dimension 2400 desktop wont boot up. flashing yellow light Forum SolvedHP Pavilion a1600n won't boot Forum SolvedAcer Veriton M264 Desktop won't boot to BIOS settings Forum SolvedHP a6700y won't boot Forum HP laptop won't boot up Forum HP Pavilion won't boot Forum SolvedError booting an old HP compact desktop Forum SolvedHP Pavilion DV6-1030us won't boot from CD ROM after failed windows 7 installation Forum More resources Read discussions in other Computer Brands categories Compaq Dell Gateway Hewlett Packard Packard Bell Apple eMachines !