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09-20-2009 11:00 AM
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09-23-2009 06:04 PM
ok, i tried pci video card, ram swap, diff hard drive, always same result. pc comes on and goes thru boot seq. and goes to "windows failed to load last time" and may stay on for a while but as soon as i select an option (even safe mode) it will shut down. same result going through the bios setup.
the strange part to me is this;
the monitor, cpu and case fans, all shut down. however, the hard drive is still running, the power supply fan is still on w/ power at the plugs, and the led light below the power button turns yellow. bad mo-bo or cpu? both?
09-24-2009 01:41 PM
To me, it sounds like an important operating system file was deleted or replaced.
You should be able to boot to HP Ssytem Recovery and use Microsoft System Restore to go back to a time when it was working properly. If not, just use the HP SYstem Recovery to reinstall the OS. You'll need to reinstall most of you programs to re-hook the registry values, but it'll also get rid of most viruses that might be sitting in there.
Just make sure you don't do a full system recovery - that wipes out the entire hard drive data and starts over.
Please post rather than send me a Message. It's good for the community and I might not be able to get back quickly. - Thank you.
09-24-2009 06:13 PM
thanx for the reply. i'll look into that. there is the possibility that the other hdd i tried was bad as well. i thought that it would at least react differently. it was in a compaq presario that i hadn't even hooked up yet because the memory was missing when i got it.
10-04-2009 09:27 AM