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Jim Somebody
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 12:24 pm:   

One year old HP Pavilion 7950. Everything's great. I open Eudora to check email. I close a window and POW! I got the dreaded blue screen.

I figure "no problem". I'll just reboot and get right back to it. Happened a thousand times before. Only this time I can't get past the HP logo screen. It won't read the recovery CD and doesn't even check the floppy drive for a DOS disk. I can't even get into setup!

What died? What the hell!!!?

Please tell me what died.

Jim Somebody
Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 1:22 pm:   

Cleared up by itself:

Unhooked everything and reset it up on a counter top. Turned it on and everything was okily-dokily. Put it all back into place and all is well again.

Still -- What the F@#%! It might happen again. What causes that?

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 11:19 am:   

Could be flaky memory board or just something loose. Reseat the memory boards and video card.

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