08-11-2009 01:47 AM
After installing new software it sometimes happens that a restart is required.
During the restart, manually or automatically Windows is shut of normally, the HPinventscreen appears and disappears and then the screen turns black and no further activity.
The power light burns, the fan is working, that is all.
After pressing the power button the computer stops, and boots normally when I depres the button again.
08-11-2009 10:17 AM
08-11-2009 01:13 PM
I went into setup. Everything seems normal. The new excelstore 160GB HD is fully recognised.
The funny thing is that the problem only occurs at a restart, not when I normally cold start the PC.
It is not too much of a nuisance, but I just wonder why..
I saw a HDD test in the BIOS setup.
I'll give it a try tomorrow. It 's a bit late now.
08-28-2009 02:48 AM
I found out that my boot partition is not marked as active (in disk management)
Instead of that 100 Mb reserved space for operating sistem was marked as Active.
I marked boot partition as active and restarted.
After that I needed to fix boot problem by booting from DVD and using Startup recovery tool
09-12-2009 11:07 PM
09-20-2009 05:03 AM
The problem is still there on both PC's.
I checked the bootpartition: active
Bootsequence is CD>Floppy>USB>HD
Bios version is 2.44
On one d530 OS is Windows7, the other Vista SP2.
I may be wrong, but I have the feeling that the problems started at the time of switching from WinXP Pro to a.m. OS.
Or, after upgrading BIOS to ver 2.44
Anyway, it is not too much of a nuisance...
09-20-2009 09:25 AM
09-23-2009 09:36 PM
10-28-2009 05:27 PM
I'm having the problem with my D530.
With Xp, I was able to restart with no problem. As soon as I installed Vista, I would need to perform a hard shut down
otherwise the PC would hang with no video out. The same problem is now occuring with Windows 7.
The problem is present in both BIOS versions 2.43 and 2.44.
10-28-2009 10:51 PM
10-30-2009 01:42 AM
To my surprise the Restart Problem that I have on my 2 other similar PC's is absent.
The bios version of this one is the much older (2004) 2.50, the others have both the more recent (2008) 2.44
Now I wonder if this biosversion matter has anything to do with the restart problem.
On the other hand I am reluctant to switch back to an older version just to see if it makes a difference...
12-15-2009 01:07 AM
01-30-2010 09:20 PM
It's more than an annoyance actually because whenever an automatic Windows Update is downloaded and installed at 3AM the PC reboots and gets hung.
02-01-2010 01:31 PM
unfortunately I don't have a *solution*.
With my d530USDT everything is well.
I just formatted a 160GN IDE-HDD left over from my sons's computer and then istalled XP3.
Then Vista Pro.
Then Win7 Pro.
For Vista and Win7 I had to tweak a bit with drivers (audio, video, NIC) but no problem whatsoever.
The system works fine with "triple boot".
03-07-2010 11:35 AM
04-01-2010 11:19 AM
04-01-2010 11:23 AM
When I was answering this thread I was already installing with WIN7 Ultimate, didnt want to wait anyway.
All done, updates done, and I can restart just fine. Seems I am a lucky bird then, well, so far.
04-01-2010 12:42 PM
there may be problems with the grahics drivers. When the standard Windows graphics driver is installed it may happen that stand-by and hiberbation modes do not work properly
Audio is another common problem.
Pls check these issues and report back.
04-01-2010 12:59 PM
All worked well, sound and video........i write WORKED.....because it had the standard VGA drivers........I wanted to install drivers for the (old) nvidia quadro4 nvs 200, however, couldnt find them. Not even on NVIDIA site, starts with the 210 series :(
So, found VISTA drivers for it......installed, rebooted....and......system boots normal, hear all well, but gives me black screen and "check videocable"......now I booted in safe 640/480 modus, and comes with screen. Need to disable those driver, I mean, de-install. ANYONE know where to get these nvidia quadro4 nvs200 drivers?