Was at a client site today. Downloaded & ran BIOS update on an HP Pro 3000 VS772UT Desktop PC running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.
BIOS update completed, but when I restarted the PC, it would get past the BIOS messages but then restart before almost before Windows would even start to load.
Initially I was getting a message that Windows did not start properly and whether I wanted to start Windows in Repair/Safe mode or Start Normally. If I chose Start Normally, it would go back into the reboot loop.If I chose the Repair Mode, I was able to run the Fix Startup Problems. Went through the repair process but it didn't solve the issue and Windows still would not load. I also tried doing a System Restore to roll back the configuration to a few days ago. That didn't make a difference.
At some point, I started to get a "A Disk Read Error Occurred. Press C-A-D to restart" so things went from bad to worse.
So next I booted off a Window 7 Install DVD.
Still not working. I figured I would do a Repair Install of Windows 7, but when I boot off the Win 7 DVD and choose the Repair/Upgrade option, it tells me to boot into Windows from my HDD and run the Upgrade from there.
I really don't want to do a clean install and then have to reinstall all the applications.
Would appreciate some advice on this. Thanks in advance.