I hope that someone can help me with my latest problem. My system was working fine before last night. I recently purchased an additional 256mb RAM. Last night I installed it, plugged everything back in and turn it on. I received the “blue HP INVENT screen and that was it. After about a minute or so, I shut the system down, fired it back up, and got the same result except this time it eventually went to a black screen with a few options. The options were a couple different ways to start in Safe Mode, start in the last previous successful start, normal startup, etc. I tried them all and got the same results…it would always go back to the black screen with the same options. I tried hitting F-8 to go to Safe Mode and once I did that, I got the same results.
I do not have a floppy disk “startup disk for XP to jump-start the system. I the OEM Windows XP CD in the disk drive and restarted the system. The light came on but it did not read the CD it went back to the blue HP Invent screen and then to the black screen with the different options.
My computer system…
HP Pavilion PC Model XE745
Intel (R) Celeron (TM) 733 MHz processor
320 MB SDRAM (tried to upgrade to 512mb)
Windows XP Home Ed.
80 GB Hard drive
Video Graphics - PCI Interface
Controller - Intel 810
Video Memory - 11 MB shared system memory, integrated graphics, not upgradeable
I seriously need some help!!!! Thanks!