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Okay I've gotta get this problem sorted out. Anyone know how to fix this thing?

#1MrBombasticaIPosted 1/13/2014 6:05:03 AM
Right, so this has been going on for ages now. Basically when I start up my laptop, it gets past my normal Battery level critical message that I get (it's a 2010 laptop, haven't replaced battery ever). Then at the HP logo, it doesn't give me any boot-up menu option, just shows the HP Logo and then continues onto the cmd like next screen. Then the Windows logo shows up as normal, and the screen then goes blank. It's on, my fingerprint scanner is on as well. It flashes like it does on a normal boot-up, before this stuff started. But it never gets past this screen no matter what I try. I'm forced to force shut-down and restart.

The second time is always the same, and always work. Once I start up (a second time), it works, albeit after about 3 times as long as Windows 8 should start up. This time, it shows the battery message, the HP logo shows a boot-up menu, then continues to the next part, then goes onto the Windows logo, which takes about 5 seconds longer than normal. Then it gets to the same screen as before, but has no fingerprint scanner, and this time the screen is backlighted. After at least 30 seconds it goes to my normal log-on screen.

Furthermore, if my computer goes to sleep, it won't come out. It basically goes into the same black screen, fingerprint scanner on state as the first start-up. I have to shut it down and reboot, which goes back to the first-stage startup again. It's annoying, and I wanna know if there is anything I can easily do about it?
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#2MrBombasticaI(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2014 7:05:48 PM
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#3arleasPosted 1/13/2014 7:14:00 PM
Maybe it's a power plan thing....

Check the control panel and power options and see if there's something you can change....
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#4MrBombasticaI(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2014 7:44:32 PM
arleas posted...
Maybe it's a power plan thing....

Check the control panel and power options and see if there's something you can change....


What would I change though? I went through all of the settings and nothing that I can see would change anything.
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#5MrBombasticaI(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2014 7:46:30 PM
Also, changing my brightness on my screen is broken. Neither the buttons nor Windows Mobility Center work.
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#6killkountPosted 1/13/2014 7:47:07 PM
Must be an HP thing.
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#7MrBombasticaI(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2014 7:48:16 PM
I've had the laptop for years though, and this only cropped up recently. I'm trying to figure out if its a driver issue, or something else.
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#8MrBombasticaI(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2014 7:51:37 PM
It's a pavillion dv6 3131tx:

i5 CPU M460 2.53 GHz
AMD Radeon 5000 GPU w/ Intel integrated switchable graphics (that broke updating to Win8)
8 GB RAM (4 originally, added 4 more to run Diablo 3)
500 GB HDD
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#9arleasPosted 1/13/2014 7:59:26 PM(edited)
From: MrBombasticaI | #004
What would I change though? I went through all of the settings and nothing that I can see would change anything.


You say that it starts out with a critical battery error right? There's all sorts of stuff in there that says "if on battery power do not use this" or "shut down if battery at critical" or whatever....

Open the power options in the control panel, go to your current power plan, look at the advanced power settings, change anything related to the battery to ignore it or force it to run anyway...

http://blog.laptopmag.com/windows-advanced-power-options-explained/5

I was going to screenshot the windows but I'm not on a laptop and so it's not giving me any battery related options.

From: MrBombasticaI | #005
, changing my brightness on my screen is broken.


That also sounds like it's related to saving power.

Your laptop is screaming that the battery is dead or dying and so your computer is taking every precaution possible to extend its life... Somehow there has to be a way to shut it off, OR you could just get a new laptop battery.

Edit: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01443470

That might have some information for you... apparently this is not something you can disable, and maybe you just need to calibrate the battery for windows 8...
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#10MrBombasticaI(Topic Creator)Posted 1/13/2014 8:02:58 PM
I could also just leave the battery out. I'll try that and run on power only.
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