Perhaps your F11 key is stuck, as that key initiates HP's recovery software.
Try rapping it some to loosen it up.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"Robersabel" <Robert> wrote in message
> Have HP Touch Smart computer containing Windows Vista.
> I turn on unit
> HP page with options set up, etc.
> Flashes, and white bar on bottom of screen states Windows loading files
> Next page box identified as System Recovery Options
> Don't help problem
> Never opens Desktop