Question about PC Desktops
Hello my name is Richard here is the Problem
Situation: I have a HP Pavillion 533w. The owner of this CPU gave it to me so that i can install a new HD and reinstall all of his previous software and upgrade to a few others.
Problem was that I realized as i read through forums of HP's policy of the System recovery info being on the origianl HD is a partition, and that if you install a new HD I was going to have problems.
I must have read everything there is to know about this machine and the installation of System Recovery Disks. None od the solutions offered are helping and to make matters worse HP does not help people with this specific model anymore.
What I try to do is set up the cd as the main booting device,
then load the cd labeled number 1 of 8
then the system shows the HP loading page
then its starts to read the cd but that's when the message shows
"Operating System not found"
I have tried everything,
The bios reads or sees the HD and labels correctly
I have tried the DVD in another CDU and works fine
I read and reread all manner of ways for this error and no luck.
So I hope someone can help
You should be able to do a clean format with the hp disk on a new drive.Basically start from scratch.I have put new drives in HP computers without any trouble
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
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Test your PSU power supply unit or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA
the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan power lead can cause you problems
motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail
check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in
check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat
Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU.
Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink.
check you CPU make sure its securely seated and has thermal grease
hope this helps
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