The HP Pavilion dv9000 series was introduced in 2006.

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Diagnosis of a frozen splash screen?

So, last night my computer decided it didn't want to boot past the HP splash screen.

Usually there are several option commands at the bottom (press F2 for this, press F10 for that, etc) but in this case there were none. I turned the computer off and restarted, only to be greeted with the same thing. I unplugged my external hard drive, and all other peripherals that were plugged into the computer, with a similar result, only this time the function options were present at the bottom of the screen, however the computer was frozen. I restarted the computer again, and the options were available. I ran a quick scan of the hard disk, and everything passed and the computer booted as normal.

My question is: What could cause this, and how can i avoid it in the future? Could my computer be teetering on the brink of its final boot?

NOTE: The battery had completely depleted, I am guessing while the computer was still running. I ran out of the house and turned off my power strip, but forgot to shut down the computer.

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since it's a dv9000 - it might die - but hey, other dv9000 and dv6000 died 2 years ago.

most of the quanta boards in hp notebooks are dying fast. i use a hp g6060eg and it died last christmas - it was 22 month old, but since it had a 2 year warranty - they replaced the motherboard.

quanta boards issues are failing gpu's and capacitors

if the board has a capacitor problem, it won't power on (first it works sometimes, then it only gives you a flicker of the led and a clicking noise from the harddrive). the gpu failure comes when the computer switches the graphics mode.

but in your case i would guess that it has something to do with the drives or the bios.

try to get a bios update for your computer - that might help if the bois data is faulty.

to rule out the drives - remove them and try to start the computer without them - if it goes past the splash screen - try to put in the drives again (only one at a time) and try it again.

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It sound like a bad hard drive I have a dv9000 with 2 hard drives when the frist one went bad it would do the same thing replace the hard drive install software all over you should be ok

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