This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with Windows Vista.
Starting Windows Vista for the first time
The initial boot/setup of Microsoft Windows Vista notebook PCs will take about 25-30 minutes to complete. During setup, the display periodically shows a blank black or blue screen during which the notebook appears to not be working.
NOTE:The notebook PC will reboot during the initial setup process. This is part of the initialization process.
If the notebook PC is shut down or turned off at any time during the initial setup process, one of the following scenarios may occur when the notebook restarts:
Resolving errors caused by prematurely halting the Vista setup process
To resolve this issue, follow the instructions from the appropriate scenario:
Windows Error Recovery recommends "Start Windows Normally"
Start Windows normally. The setup process will continue.
Windows Error Recovery recommends "Launch Startup Repair"
Upon completing the Startup Repair, the setup process will continue.
Windows Error Recovery recommends "Launch Startup Repair" but fails to fix the problem
If Windows Error Recovery fails to fix the problem automatically, follow the steps below to recover the system using Recovery Manager.
- Reboot the notebook PC and press F11 when the HP logo displays on the notebook PC display.
- The HP Recovery Manager displays. Click Next .
- Select Yes and then click Next .
- The Recovery Manager restores the notebook PC to the factory image.