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06-24-2011 05:22 PM
Usually it means a mis-match between Recovery and the info it is looking for in your BIOS:
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06-29-2011 01:53 PM
Code Purple is a configuration error in the BIOS. as long as there has been no upgrades to the system, the pc is usually shipped back to the service center then reconfigured and sent back out. you shouls call 1-800-474-6836 to see if the service will be covered under hp. Code purple issue
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10-15-2011 12:21 PM
HP stepped up - my computer is as good as new. Had to ship out, but it was a no functional paperweight.
HP shipped back - still downloading all the operating updates, but everything works so far.
05-14-2012 09:46 PM
When this happens out of warranty, HP will not "step up." But we don't them. Read this for next time...
Code Purple is a problem exclusive to HP's, the easiest solution is to avoid them. However, it's already too late for you as it was for me. Basically it's an attempt to force you to pay them to service or upgrade your PC, or if you didn't learn the first time, buy another. Here is the most concise answer I found, tried to translate into plain english.
***PLAIN ENGLISH QUICK AND EASY FIX FOR ALL SYSTEMS****
***Windows 7 code purple or Windows Vista code purple***
With the code purple error on the screen, press shift+f10 (the shift key and the F10 key (at the top of the keyboard) at the same time) to open a little screen called a command prompt. (So, you get a little black screen with white text that says something about your Windows verison first and a little ways down you'll see "C:\>". It's all ready for you to start typing.)
Type the following line, just as you see it here...
so it will look like this
You will see the text for the file listed in a window using a simple text editor.
Go to the beginning of the text. Press enter to make a space. Type this...
So, whatever comes after, the first line looks like this...
Save the file and exit notepad and restart your PC. You are good to go.
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