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Old 03-03-2007, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I identified the motherboard as the problem with my computer. I am going to replace it with this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136029

I checked and it should work in the computer.

What I was mainly wondering was, if I replace the motherboard will I still be able to use the recovery disks to restore the computer.

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HP Pavilion 8756C
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think you will be able to repair, but you might be able to completely re-install windows. Unless the OEM has a bios lock in it and then you will need another copy of Windows.
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I am pretty sure that the motherboard fits everything and I know it is replaceable.
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If it is a completely different motherboard than the last one, you could have problems installing off the recovery disks. If it is an OEM copy of Windows (which you have an HP so I am betting it is) then it may have a bios lock incoporated into the the code, so it won't work with the new motherboard. I mean, you may get it to work, and you may not.
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ok that's what I thought, but I was hoping I would be wrong

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