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HP Pavillion DV2000 - Display/Screen Does Not Turn on

by Javaman210 / December 31, 2010 4:56 AM PST

I have an HP Pavillion DV2000 Notebook with a NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Graphics Card.
The most recent driver version is on the HP website is: 2008-01-16 , Version: A, 133.68M.

I cannot locate a more recent version.

When I put the computer to sleep or if the computer is turn off, the display does not come on.

If the computer is sleeping and you touch the pad or press the keyboard, the computer comes on but the display remain blank.

I am suspecting the problem is the graphics driver.

I installed Windows 7 but could not find the windows 7 driver for NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Graphics Card.

I also get this message on the screen when the screen does turn on after shut down or restart:

NVIDIA Boot Agent
Copyright 2001 - 2005
NVIDIA Corporation
Copyright 1997 - 2000, Intel Corporation

This message keeps displaying but nothing else happens.

Any Idea?

Thanks everyone!

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I don't suspect any Windows driver here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2010 9:26 AM PST

Since Windows did not boot I don't suspect Windows.

This sounds like a failed HDD. And we can test for that. Go get any of the LIVE LINUX BOOTABLE CDs (I use Ubuntu) and boot that CD (yes you may have to set the BIOS to boot from CD) and see if the explorer in that live linux shows the HDD.

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by Javaman210 / December 31, 2010 4:24 PM PST

Yes it was the Hard Drive.
I went into the BIOS and tried to run Diagnostics but HDD/IDE could not be located(found).
Went to the store and purchased a new HDD, Reinstalled Windows 7, and all seem to be working very well.

Hopefully this is permanent fix, meaning I won't be seeing this issue again.

Thanks for the input!


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