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Laptop stuck at hp logo after bios update..won't boot.

So I recently got notified about a new bios update for my laptop..which I successfully downloaded and installed..only to discover that my computer won't boot after restarting..it gets stuck at the hp startup screen and that's it..nothing else!!

I made some research online,trying to find out possible causes and stumbled on an article talking about the need to change the hardrive settings from IDE to SATA(links attached)

I tried doing this but unfortunately couldn't due to the following reasons:
1.Once its get stuck at the hp logo screen, I can't seem to boot into bios no matter how fast I press the f10 key after restarting.
The only way I was able to get into bios was by removing the hardrive, and pressing f10(without the drive in).

2.On getting to the bios screen,all I saw were basic functions..I couldn't access the advanced tab needed to change the drive settings.
I tried searching on hp forums for the "advanced tab combination keys" but couldn't find anything Sad
(I guess hp keeps it secret)

I have been trying to solve this problem for about two weeks now and would be really grateful if anyone can be of help.

Looking forward to a reply soon.


Laptop specs:

Hp pavilion dv4 1117nr

Bios version: Insyde F.66

System board ID 30F7

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I only have sad and bad stories about HP and Insyde BIOSes.

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