HP Pavilion Elite Desktop Windows 10 Boot issue

Megamoz

Active Member
Hello,

I have an old pc, a HP Pavilion Elite 490t model, from 2011 and it's basic specs are as follows:

Manufacturer: Pegatron IPMTB-TK HP: Truckee-UL8E Chipset Intel X58 Express Memory Memory slots: 6 DIMMS Maximum memory: 24 GB (6 x 4 GB) (64-bit OS) Front-side-bus (processor dependent) up to QPI 6.4 GT/s Processor Core i7-970 (Gulftown) (130W) Memory 10 GB (1 x 4 GB, 3 x 2 GB) DDR3 PC3-10600 Hard Drive Intel 300 GB SSD 2 TB, 7200 rpm, SATA 3G (3.0 Gb/sec) Graphics Radeon HD 5570 (2 GB) with DVI, HDMI, Displayport, and VGA via adapter

The PC came with Windows 7 64bit, and in 2016 updated to Windows 10. But while in the very beginning of the update it was very unstable, subsequently the system started to freeze on startup. So, I rolled it back to Windows 7, then some time after reinstalled Windows 10, but while it was installing without an issue, for example after an update following the installation it freezes again on startup.

To solve this issue, I have tried the following steps: -Installing 32 bit version, installing also on HDD, switching off the ssd -Replacing graphics card with a passive card (ATI 5540) -Changing some values in Bios, such as disabling or enabling Hyper Thread -Changing slots of memory cards,

I have Sony Laptop, from 2007, and this Windows 10 works on it without an issue.

So, what could be the problem, is it some old driver, or a hardware failure? sata controller issue? And how could I solve it?

Thank you in advance for your suggestions and replies.
 
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jimscreechy

Active Member
then some time after reinstalled Windows 10, but while it was installing without an issue, for example after an update following the installation it freezes again on startup.
Do you mean that you ran the update again? and the same problem occured... which to be honest is what I would expect.

I would suggest is you do a fresh install of Windows 10 since your not likely to get the update to work properly. This does happen sometimes an normally I've found it to be disk partitioning problem.
 

Megamoz

Active Member
Do you mean that you ran the update again? and the same problem occured... which to be honest is what I would expect.

I would suggest is you do a fresh install of Windows 10 since your not likely to get the update to work properly. This does happen sometimes an normally I've found it to be disk partitioning problem.
Thank you for your reply.

I meant when I upgraded to Windows 10, it happens. I have made several fresh reinstalls, but the problem persists. And, I have no partitioned disk.
 

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