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problems with startup

by siblues / May 6, 2004 10:15 AM PDT

I just recently had my hp omnibook xe2 serviced for a bad hard drive and the problem I am having is it is telling me it cant find the os but I dont have the original cds and hp will not help me get my hands on them so I was just wondering if anyone know a way around this ?

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Re:problems with startup
by Michael Geist / May 6, 2004 10:41 AM PDT
In reply to: problems with startup

1) OS?
2) Warranty?
3) Who serviced the hard drive and why are you not calling them?

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What OS CDs do you have?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2004 10:45 AM PDT
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This is much like a flat tire and no spare. We can't do much. HP will not "give" you the CDs so lets be sure that you know that. After so many years, HP will not have stock on said CDs either. So you have to go buy your OS and get it fixed.


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Re:problems with startup
by siblues / May 6, 2004 11:11 AM PDT
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windows 95 and hp doesnt support them anymore and I am computer illiterate so I need all the help I can get?

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Re:Re:problems with startup
by siblues / May 6, 2004 11:15 AM PDT

Sorry, I forgot to mention i have several os startup disks ranging from a set of win 98 hp disks to windows 2000 but I cant seem to get them working

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What OS does HP supply drivers for and what OS CD is a full version.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2004 11:31 AM PDT

Since you don't have the CDs for this machine, it's a toss up until we determine what you have to install.

Illiterate or not, you are the one that will deal with the issue since we will be making it up as we go for your machine and what OS you have.

There are no "step by step" instructions. We have to deal with "guides" and a general direction when we get a machine like this.


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And over at HP.COM
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2004 11:49 AM PDT

" this functionality will enable you to search on the business support web site, alternatively you can also search across the entire hp web site.
5 product(s) found for:
download drivers and software - xe2

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Re:And over at HP.COM
by siblues / May 6, 2004 5:12 PM PDT
In reply to: And over at HP.COM

I have a set for win 95 and a set for win 98 the 98 set is for a omnibook xe3 but when i try using them it says this model is not supported and i also tried that same website for a bootdisk and couldnt get it to work the hp site is of no help because it doesnt let me download anything att all sorry for being so difficult i m just pissed off that i just lost 350 bucks for nothing !!!

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As Michael suggested ...
by Kees Bakker / May 6, 2004 8:57 PM PDT
In reply to: Re:And over at HP.COM

contact the person who 'fixed' your hard disk. He's done half work, at most. Depending on your instructions, of course, which might have been a little bit too vague.

I find $350 for 'repairing' a Windows 95 laptop (must be at least 5 years old, I think) too much, anyway, even if the repair had been succesfull. Most people would have it discarded to start with.


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