My desktop is stuck booting up, just get to the HP logo with the “hour glass”, no further. Tried safe mode but don’t get much out of it, unfortunately safe mode with networking doesn’t work so I can’t try updating any drivers. Did a Windows reinstall but it didn’t help. Also tried a BIOS upgrade but it won’t kick in for some reason, still have the VA0.11 version instead of the latest available, VA0.13.
Might be be of interest that the initial problem, that I tried to solve, was that after normal boot up the start screen (the desktop) flickered, 1-2 seconds normal, 1-2 seconds black screen, and it went on and on like that until I restarted. No way to start up any applications. Hence the attempts to start via safe mode. When I did Ctrl-alt-del, the menu and the task manager did, however, not flicker, whatever that means in terms of software failure or hardware failure.
Any idea what I have broken and how I best fix it? I guess safe mode with networking is a good start but why won’t that work? I'm using a network cable and nothing wrong with the network.
Thankful for any good idea!
Software/Hardware used: HP Pavilion 550-103na, desktop. Windows 10, 64-bit