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Have an older (OLD) HP 7125 Pavilion that refuses to boot. Error message indicates that the hard drive can not be found. Is it possible to bring it back to life by replacing the hard drive and reloading Windows 95?

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  • nlc2204 Mar 12, 2009

    I'd still like to fix it because of applications that will not function on my current computer.

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Why would you want to do that to yourself you would have more issues then you already do now


junk it


Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • Dwayne Dennis
    Dwayne Dennis Mar 13, 2009

    understandable but if you have a pc thats running xp you can still run alot of apps i still play doom

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