Dead Laptop???

  mikegm7 13:03 30 Apr 2007

Booted the laptop this morning (xp home) only to be told 'Operating system not found'
Tried various methods, but nothing. Did a clean install, but at various stages messages came up saying cd rom could not be installed, battery could not be intalled, problem installing this hardware system.
So I have no laptop!! Is it the hard disk that has failed...Is it economical/possible to buy a new disk..or is it time to say goodbye. The laptop[HP]itself is approx 5 years old.

  CLONNEN 13:09 30 Apr 2007

Make sure all other devices are disconnected from the laptop at bootup. On mine if I have the USB drive plugged in when I switch on the laptop it says Hard Drive not Detected.

But it does sound as if maybe your hard drive has developed a fault. Have you tried refomatting the drive in another computer?

  mikegm7 13:23 30 Apr 2007

How would I reformat the drive in another computer? or do you mean insert it in another laptop to reformat?

  EARLR 13:48 30 Apr 2007

mine did when HD died.
What brand is it?
TARGA (Lidl) replaced mine after 3 year warranty expired. "For free"
Good Luck.

  mikegm7 14:02 30 Apr 2007

A few 'beeps' yes!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:17 30 Apr 2007

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