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Offlinetrkgsy
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Computer down!
    #2210070 - 12/30/03 04:06 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I have myself a little bit of a problem ova here.
My computer is broken, and has been for about 10 months. not only did I lose the power cord in a move, it was already broken before that!!
Anyways, a few computer proficient individuals informed me that I would need to reload xp to fix it. My comp is a hp pavilion laptop.
But how exactly would one reload this system

I heard that most computers come with a refresh disk, but I bought mine at one hell of a discount since it was a floor model, so I didn't get the box or disk, or the upc code which would have given me 250 more bucks back in rebates.

So exactly what needs to be done here and how might I best go about it with little financial resources?

Would any copy of XP work, and what is the best way to get one?

Trkgsy


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Re: Computer down! [Re: trkgsy]
    #2211248 - 12/31/03 07:10 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

call 1-800-hp-invent and order system restore cds.


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Re: Computer down! [Re: trkgsy]
    #2211289 - 12/31/03 08:22 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Throw it away. If it has been broken for 10 mo. and your just getting around to fixing it, it is obvious tha you don't realy need it anyway, :smile:


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Re: Computer down! [Re: mntlfngrs]
    #2211337 - 12/31/03 09:34 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Yea it seems I don't but this one isn't working very well so I'm gonna need it soon!!

thanks for the help, you think hp will charge???

Trkgsy


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Re: Computer down! [Re: trkgsy]
    #2211341 - 12/31/03 09:40 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

How bad is it. Are you unable to boot at all, even into safe mode? Have you checked the bios and reset to the fail-safe default?


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Re: Computer down! [Re: mntlfngrs]
    #2211435 - 12/31/03 10:56 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

uhhmmmm idunno

I'll get a cord soon to test these things but when I still had the cord it would do nothing.

Trkgsy


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Re: Computer down! [Re: trkgsy]
    #2211440 - 12/31/03 11:02 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

While there may be laptops that just take a "cord", I've never seen one. I've yet to see one that didn't take a power supply, so don'i go plugging in just any cord.


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