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#1 G. Stephenson

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 01:25 PM

I have a HP Pavillion 8665C with Windows 2000 Professional installed. I was checking unlabled disks (my own) and had just put one in the tray when I got the BSOD and this message. I have tried every option available after hitting F8 on start up to no avail. I allways recieve this message. Please help.

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Posted 07 October 2007 - 04:14 PM

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the first thing is to make sure there aren't disks in any drive. If this is a somewhat older PC, the motherboard battery probably needs replaced. With the side of the case off and the computer unplugged, you'll see a coin-sized silver battery. GENTLY pry it up and slide it out. In all likelihood, it's a CR 2032 cell battery. Drugstores even sell them. When you turn the machine back on, you will have to enter the BIOS and reset the date and time, and maybe the boot device order
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Edited by garmanma, 07 October 2007 - 04:15 PM.

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