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6835 HP Boot Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by foxtrotsam2, May 28, 2005.

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  1. foxtrotsam2

    foxtrotsam2 Thread Starter

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    Hello All, :(

    I'm working on this HP 6835. It was swamped with spyware and a whole lot of other junk files. Rather than dickering around with trying to clean them out with the anti programs I wiped out the HDD (because it barely booted up to begin with), thinking I would do a clean install. (Win 98 ME). Now when I boot to install the OS, it freezes up after about 3 minutes, it wont communicate with the keyboard then I'm stuck. I removed the battery overnight, I tried shorting the jumper6 to clear the cmos, but nothing is helping. I thought it might be that it needs the original startup disks to install, but I kind of doubt it, it should install the Win 98 ME, I would think. The clock/timing is way off (1999) so I thought it might be one of those Y2K machines which I dont know anything about. What's really puzzling is how it quits communicating after afew minutes, like freezing up. I tried booting off the cd, tried using a startup disk, no show.

    Its not my machine so I dont really know the history,only that it may have went to some "BAD" sites to collect such junk files.

    Any advise I would greatly appreciate. Thanx All
     
  2. 4steve44

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    Who makes the hard drive?
     
  3. foxtrotsam2

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    the hard drive is a Seagate 30 gigs,
     
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