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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    ok..and what model of HP do you have, and are the recovery and install disks handy?

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You need to give more specifics please. If your original operating system is not working, then it can either be repaired with a operating system disk by inserting the disk and rebooting it and following the repair console instructions or just by reinstalling the OS from the disk for a new operating system.

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