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Hp Battery and Hard Drive problem

I have a HP dv5220us with a 12-lithium ion battery for 2yrs now and over the summer the i had i crashed twice ... when i tired to install the windows xp cd its says that no hard drive was found. I got a tech. to look at it and they are telling me to buy a new battery, because my current one has like very lifetime on it, and my ac adapter has a electrical "short".

So my question is should a spend money and get a new battery and an ac adapter or these have nothing to do with my dead hard drive.. or should i get i new computer and just give up on this one.

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Battery life is some 18 months.

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Look at the battery specs and you find some 300 cycles or about 18 months per battery. So when you bought the machine you are buying into a new battery every few years if you want to run on the battery.

As to cost, your decision on that but there is nothing wrong with a battery that needs replacing every 2 years.

The hard disk is a SATA hard disk which can explain why XP doesn't see it. Can you remember what you did to install XP last time?

You'll find discussions about the SATA BIOS setting all over but telling more about your XP CD vs. your HP restore CDs can remove the mystery.

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xp cd... hard drive SATA BIOS???

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well i didnt install it my self i technician friend of mine did it but i can get it back to the same person..... the back up cd just wont work.. the 1st time it crashed it wont even recognize them but this time im seeing the back up menu but i dont.. either my 2nd cd wasnt burned right or something but it keeps on rejecting my 2nd backup cd.

i have friend with a similar model hp so im going to put her battery in with the adapter and see is there is anything better going on 2morrow. so ill update u and tell u if anything new happens and decide if i should by the battery and adapter. if i do need to buy them do u know of any reliable websites with good prices that i can order them from?

Thanks, Shiki

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Links for you.

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Manuals at link.

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