04-21-2016 05:41 AM
I thought I saw an error that said media test failure too.
There's no option to click on to preform a hard
I reset it all to default settings.
I have ran the tests n it passed.
I reseated the hard drive.
There's no option to click on for system recovery.
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04-21-2016 06:35 AM
Then it is my opinion that you have wiped the system, or at least access to the system, and probably removed all the partition data and contents thereof.
So it is wiped securely, but it's usefulness to a novice is now questionable.
So if you are donating to an organisation I would expect they could install a new OS etc and all will be well.
If in doubt please ask.
04-23-2016 10:55 AM
04-24-2016 11:38 AM
This is what I would do, if you had donated the unit to me...
Sort out any BIOS issues download and create install BIOS
This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for the supported notebook models with a 68SCF or 68SCE family ROM. This package is used to flash the System ROM on support notebook.
This package includes several methods for updating the BIOS version as follows:
- Use the HPQFlash Utility to update the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment.
- Create a bootable USB Key to update the system BIOS.
- Use System Software Manager (SSM) to update the system BIOS on PCs in a network.
NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.
|Version:||F.61 Rev.A(11 Jun 2015)|
|File name:||sp72496.exe (22 MB)|
Use a Linux to examine the HDD, while I have loads, for this task I would probably go with either Knoppix or Gparted Live and use Gparted to check if there was any remnants of partition info that could be recovered.
In your case there may be the need to ask again if this is the case.
Next I would determine what would be a good OS Windows 7 or 8 (OpenSuse 13.2 or Leap 42.1)and decide on how/where to source/buy an OS. Almost any old PC from anywhere if it has a OS disk, charity/recycling shop or whatever.
Which we should come back to, once the BIOS and HDD circumstances are known.
NB: Knoppix is a fully fledged OS for troubleshooting and even ultimately installing, give it serious consideration please.