Strange startup of HP pavilion dv6

paraparaumumike

Estimable
Jan 3, 2016
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4,510
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Beeps when turned on and displays "F1 ...System Information" at lower left of screen. If left for a moment or two it then displays the said information at the upper left with the option to press ESC to continue. Pressing ESC then loads Windows 7. I have noticed that when typing that using the left Shift key and C does not enter anything whereas its fine using the right shift key. Other keys and left shift appear to work ok not that I have checked them all.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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Reset the BIOS to defaults, also try to unplug the keyboard and use an external one, see if that helps. The fact that you have a funny issue with a key or two shows that the system may be reading a key press, either bad keyboard or connection on the motherboard.
 

paraparaumumike

Estimable
Jan 3, 2016
5
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4,510
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Stuck key was my first thought but I can't find any. Also cleaned everywhere possible with compressed air. CMOS is keeping time etc just fine and the latest BIOS is already installed.
 

paraparaumumike

Estimable
Jan 3, 2016
5
0
4,510
0
Have reset BIOS, run bootrec.exe to FixMBR and FixBoot and problem persists. I have ordered a replacement keyboard and will see if that solves the problem. Will advise when installed
 
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