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My HP Pavilion a1253w desktop is crashed. Virus, stopped it in its tracks. I wish to open this dinosaur up and see if replacing the hard drive will help bring back to life. I have the ecovery discs. How do I open the case?

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Before you open it up try to restore to factory settings. Reboot your computer and when it comes up to the hp screen at boot press the reset to factory recovery key, it should show up on your screen but usually it's the f11 key. If your recovery partition is intact it will recover to the original factory settings. If your recovery partition is not there or has been deleted, you can use your recovery disks provided you can boot from one of them (usually the first one.) If the above two attempts fail, you can try to install windows from your windows cd. If you can reformat your hard drive and reinstall windows then you will be ok but you will have to go to www.hp.com and download your drivers onto another computer and copy them to a flash drive, cd, or an external hdd so you can install them on your computer.
Theeeen, if all else fails you can now replace the hard drive if you wish. If you want to do this then again go to www.hp.com, click on support and drivers, click on the see support and troubleshooting information button. In Step 2 enter a12532w and click on Solve a Problem, next click on adding and replacing hardware. Now click on replacing the hard drive watch a video on how to replace the hard drive, along with some illustration. Good luck and have fun! Let me know how it turns out.

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