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06-14-2012 05:28 AM
This is my problem..I had another computer from another competitor and the power button went out. I received a HP Pavilion PU129AV with out a hard drive.So i replaced the memory and the optical drives . The SATA hard drive from my broken computer wnet into the HP. everything runs turn on start but i get no communication through VGA to the monitor. So how do i fix this ..is there more part i need to replace, format my HDD.
I cant do anything if i cant see the screen
the computer is a HP Pavilion PU129AV Windows XP
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06-14-2012 02:23 PM - edited 06-14-2012 02:25 PM
You have done an excellent job putting together the unit. All you need now is a valid OS. HP motherboards are tattooed. That usually prevents a foreign OS (non HP OEM) from loading. The simple cure is the correct install disks: http://www.computersurgeons.com/SearchProducts.asp
Warning: XP Media Edition will require a DVD drive. XP Home and XP Pro were meant for a CD drive.
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