I have an HPG7000 laptop which only switches on for a few seconds and then dies.
The power socket lights blue when the adapter is plugged in, but there is no LED lit to show the battery is charging. I think the battery is faulty but somebody told me that the laptop should work from the charger if the battery is removed. Thus proving the battery one way or another. Is this correct?
I see on other forums that the socket could be faulty but another assumption (by me) is that it would be intermittent.
So my choices are, a new charger, a new battery or dismantling the machine to check the socket. Two expensive and one labourious.
Repair XP by install over the top of existing system
1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.
DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.
6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.
Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.
Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
HP/Compaq laptops. 1. Reboot, and repeatedly press F10 (F11) at the HP logo until the recovery screen appears. 2. When the recovery screen appears, press "Next" and then "Yes" to perform a non-destructive recovery. 3. To perform a destructive recovery, click "Advanced" and then "Yes". 4. After the recovery is finished, the laptop will reboot.