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HP Media Center m1080n PC... Problem

I made 10 recovery disks for this computer. I used them once and they worked perfectly. Now the same CDs cannot recover my computer after crshing the second time due to electric problems. How can I go around and make it serviceable again?

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If you have the original restore disk, you could try and fix it. But if you have an actual copy, you can go to install it but when it propts you click repair. It should go into a dos mode, and then type fixboot, (this is for if the computer comes to the boot logo and then crashes and shows boot logo again, or if it comes to the blue screen of death) and hit enter. also if prompted, you could try last known good configuration.
These are some methods of fixing your computer without erasing all data!
Cheers and Please Rate!!

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Cant get the computer to work. a1540n, When I start it up the screen says no signal.

try to know most answers will be wrong, due to
  • dont know what is in your system.(inside)
  • nor its history or abuse or wrong parts inside.
  • Nor if the hdd is original or replaced. (hp recover missing)
  • nor what recover media you have. HP is correct answer here.
  • nor of PC is sick, fails to run KNOPPIX 7 live tests. ask.
a very old PC obsolete and an unstated monitor,

NO SIGNAL means the PC is turned off. (it tells truth)or no sync.
ill discount the no SIG. if the PC is not booted NOSIG is 100% normal, after all the PC is turned off.

That screen you saw is the old relic REcovery.
why run XP and not upgrade this virus magnet. its bad bad bad.
That screen. Recovery
the old PCs you then insert the HP media kit CDs. and install it.
on newer PC' HP moved the CDs to the HDD partitions called RECOVERY. (useless if HDD is bad)

all PCs worked before , all did.
what matters only is now and tomorrow.

what good tech does is this.
1: scrap the PC (upgrade) or upgrade to w7(up) as 99% have done in USA< (hard proof i have)
2: if loving XP is your futures, (why get a virus) then you need HP recovery media. but first power up and hit f11 (or F10) and see if the
on HDD recovery is working if not, only install media works.
then that brings up where do i get this media.
answer not from HP they ended support now
MS ended in 3 years ago.

leaving what? buying used disks or from hacker sites full of virus.

what I do , in this case is go to Goodwill
walk in tip cases, see that Windows 7 coa, sticker
i buy that for like $20 and start there.
buy a newer box. that is SUPPORTED.
a win win deal, in all cased.

using old PC , invites VIRUS
make repairs 10x more costly (no parts, etc)
or shops refuse to touch it for all the above.

MS does no see XP now. so.>>>
The Disks from HP are OEM disks, and only work with your COA sticker number, using other disks will fail to activate
at MS Dot com.
the only correct disks are HP disks, unless playing for retail license is ok. with you from some on line pirate.

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go to hp website you will find all drivers needed for your computer. Click to the link

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Computer will not turn on. green light blinking

Try replacing the power supply, a blinking green light usually means the power supply is missing an output voltage. If you do that and you still get a blinking green light then the motherboard will need to be replaced.

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How to find system recovery. I need to reinstall xp op system from partition

first go into the all program, then open accessories then system tools.then open system recovery. then start system recovery and select the date and restore your system.

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HP m1080n will not boot F8 and F10 do not work will not boot from XP disk

Reseat CMOS battery, try booting up from XP CD with only 1 memory stick after that

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Do you know where I can find a recovery disc for an HP 873n Media Center PC? I called hp and they don't have one.

You are correct HP do not provide the recovery disks for this Media Center anymore.

I've just about searched the net for anyone who may have recovery CD's for sale but no no avail.

If you can still get into the operating system use HP Backup and Recovery Manager, its quick and user-friendly. To run, simply go to All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery > HP Backup and Recovery Manager. With HP Backup & Recovery Manager, file restoration is easy. To recover a deleted file, simply use the Restore Wizard.

For a full system restoration, press the F11 key during boot up and then select "Recover PC" from the menu if there is a recovery partition available (sometimes you have to hold down Ctrl and hit the F11 key on boot up)

Other than that you may have to purchase a Windows XP or Windows XP Media Center installation CD from a reputable store like PC World for example.

Good luck.

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Major HP crash

i think you got the wrong disks man, nothing to do with the motherboard.

a clean installation

it is recommended to this service at least
once every 8 months, it wipes all your hard
drive from data, programs, bugs, errors and viruses
this will 100% solve your problem guaranteed.

for xp, insert the xp installation disk
restart the computer and a message will
come up asking to press any key to boot
from cd. once you do that "i mean you press a key"
then a blue screen will load then asks you
to press Enter to install xp.

1. press enter
2. select the partion and press enter
3. select continue "it warns you to delete files"
4. select format "quick"
5. now let it do the rest and follow instructions
6. when the installation is finished you'll notice
its like new again, some computers will need
drivers which you can get from manufacturer
website. download and install them.

that's it but for a detailed information click here

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when you restart your computer and press f11, dose this go to the recovery option?? mabe you could go from there

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