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    HP e9230f died

    faithfully used this computer 7 years til the other morn, turned it on, power light on fans running, but monitor blank. Unhooked all peripherals & unplugged it, did a reset, still nothing. Swapped monitors just in case, nothing. So now looking for a new tower, want to stay with HP, saw this...
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    upgrade woes

    Went to Realtek website & dl'd a Windows 10 audio driver, installed & still same issue, only front R/L speakers work. Windows Update also installed an update for Realtek, same thing. Guess I'll learn to live with it. Found the Realtek HD Audio Manager & only R/L there too.
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    upgrade woes

    Did the upgrade to Window 10, then the desktop had a black border since there's no CCC from AMD any longer & my graphics card Radeon HD 4650 isn't included on their website, so took off the hdmi cable & went back to the white plug-in & screen is full now, then couldn't get my HP F4280 printer to...
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    Solved: HP e9240f won't boot

    Just wanted to note what I found was the issue, I use a Logitech Wave keyboard/mouse combo with a unifying receiver usb dongle & apparently it shorted out & disrupted my pc. Easy fix & had already ordered new hdd so will keep it just in case down the road. Thx again!
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    Solved: HP e9240f won't boot

    I do have the Windows discs to reinstall the os. Called HP which they want $ to diagnose no surprise there. HP website not helpful much when trying to find out if it could be the hdd. Guess I'll buy a new SATA drive & see if that was the prob. Am miles away from a pc repair shop. Any suggestions...
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    Solved: HP e9240f won't boot

    Turned pc on as usual this morn, saw RAID screen then came back to a blank monitor. Windows never loaded or played logon. When I push power button can hear hard drive spooling up & fans running but never goes into bios. The usual blue power light on front or amber activity light are not...
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    Logitech Z906 speaker set

    was using a G51 speaker set & the control pod quit working & since it was under warranty, logitech agreed to replace it & offered me the new Z906 set which of course, i said okie dokey lol considering i only paid $140 back in '09 for the G51 & the Z906 retails for $350. so the speakers were...
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    Solved: No Audio..???

    or you might try system restore to an earlier date when you know the speakers/sounds was working...
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    is this a genuine secure Amazon site?

    i shop on amazon.com all the time, you put in your cc info & the numbers do appear & it will ask you if you want to create an account with amazon & therefor save your cc info etc or you can simply say no & complete your order. if you're still unsure, sit with somebody you know that has done...
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    Solved: need new hdd

    i just installed linux & everything's fine so not sure why xp wouldn't load off the cd, but i have a desktop once again, take some getting used to but it works :D
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    Solved: need new hdd

    nope, all i did was change the lithium battery on the motherboard to correct a system error that voltage battery was low etc, that's when all this started. i'd just turned it on 2 days prior & it booted normally. i'm just gonna buy a new hdd & try it & if not, mothball it, it's >7 yrs old. thx...
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    Solved: need new hdd

    Yes & all sectors passed for the hdd so am just wondering if installing a new hdd would even make a diff since the bios isn't recognizing the current hdd. Thx.
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    Solved: need new hdd

    one more ? & then i'm done, since the hdd is ok but the bios can't see the hdd to reinstall xp, is it even worth spending $50 on a new hdd & trying again? just curious, thx!
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    Solved: need new hdd

    just to f/u, here's a kb article that describes exactly what i'm seeing when trying to reboot or reinstall xp pro: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314859 only thing is it takes you to another article to press F6 & install 3rd party driver from a floppy disk; the old pc has a floppy drive buy...
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    Solved: need new hdd

    it's not sata, just ide hdd with a ribbon that connects to the board. tried killdisk & it found all the windows files intact but still can't get past bsod, so just gonna wipe the drive & start over. thx.
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