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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?


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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.


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