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HP 8140 WON'T START

by JEFFSHPHELP / November 4, 2009 3:16 AM PST

I have an HP8140 that hasn't been used in 3yrs. I go to start it and all I get on the screen in a flashing underscore in the top left of the monitor. Is the a procedure to follow to get it to work again?

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Re: won't start
by Kees Bakker / November 4, 2009 3:23 AM PST
In reply to: HP 8140 WON'T START

Get the OS CD that came with the machine and boot from it. What happens? Try to repair the Windows version on the hard disk. What happens?

Kees

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operating system not found
by JEFFSHPHELP / November 4, 2009 10:00 AM PST
In reply to: Re: won't start

The farthest I can get with the 8140 that won't come up is it says "operating system not found..."--nothing happens with the recovery disc when attempting to restart-I just get the above comment--not sure what to do--how can I reboot it?

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Re: recovery disk
by Kees Bakker / November 4, 2009 3:15 PM PST

Well, there is something like an OS on that disk, if it's the real recovery disk. So the possible causes are:
1. Not a recovery disk.
2. BIOS setup not set to boot from CD first. Check it, and correct if necessary. I assume you know how to get into the BIOS setup.
3. CD drive not functioning: replace the drive.

Kees

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