HP locks their system restore cd with something on the mobo that will allow only the restore cd to work on an OS install,,, I dont know why they do this ,, but i have a family member that I laugh at Hysterically,, (ok,, in my head) cause they have a pavillion and are unable to move away from 98 due to the fact that the machine craps out and runs like a broken cart when doing an alternate OS install!
BUT,, run the restore cd and VOILA! Thing runs without issue,,
SOrry for your luck ,, but you too are in the HP VORTEX!! SELL IT!!!
Problem with the restore is that you are stuck in time,, and need to run ALL updates ALL over again!! PAIN PAIN PAIN!!
Makes a good doorstop or Table leg though!
SOrry for your Luck Mate!
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