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#1 t3s

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:26 PM

Yep.. its another of my weird ones, and it has to do with the ever so pain in my *bleep* bios of the pheonix variety.

Well basically after much much much less than a second after starting this Comcrap laptop you get one of those "Press F1 to continue" messages that dont seem to mean much of... well.... anything at all actually. This particular one claims to have a problem with the laptop, but just like the destop I have at home (It has a message about the CPU)... I cant find ANYTHING at all using any downloadable software I can find. The thing is, though, that when I go into the Bios menu and run its Diagnostic test on the primary hard-drive it says "1-07 fail". That would obviously bring up the question of: "Well what the *bleep* does that mean?"

You would think that you coul find something about it SOMEWHERE on the pheonix website, but of course, I might as well set my computer to blurt out a loud game show style "WRONG!!!" buzzer at the front page.

So my question is... What exactly does this freegin mean?

Btw the notebook in question is a V5000.

I hope you can appreciate my humor in this for if I had none... I would.. Ah nm... its a damn Pheonix!



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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:35 PM

The hard drive in the laptop has failed, time to purchase a replacement, and have all the fun of reloading everything! The "PRESS F1 TO CONTINUE" is the standard Phoenix BIOS message that you get when you have mis configured peripherals or failed peripherals.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:43 PM

Im having no problems with the drive though... and I cant seems to find any errors with anything else...

Is there any where I could go to I out exactly what it is

EDIT: On top of that... Screw buying a new one. Computer is only 2 years old. They'd better bet their rear end they will send a new one.

Edited by WlkingMan, 25 October 2007 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:02 PM

Back up the files that you need to save now!!! I have yet to see that diagnostics utility be wrong. The actual error links to a Smart failure or a physically damaged hard drive.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:08 PM

Roger Roger!

I figured it would be only a matter of time, but the guy tells me he's been seeing it for months.

Mind boggleing

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lol. Thanks man.

Edited by WlkingMan, 25 October 2007 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:21 PM

Here is an additional note from Hewlett/Compaqard:

" NOTE: Many PC problems are related to soft failures on the hard drive. The comprehensive portion of the HP Hard Drive Self Test will repair soft errors on the hard drive, but it will not report the errors. After the test is complete, be sure to restart the PC to see if test repaired the problem you may be experiencing with your PC."

Back up the data.
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Posted 25 October 2007 - 05:39 PM

Wlkingman

Please follow the "oldfarts" consult. Back up your data and kiss the system goodbye.
Age of the system has nothing to do with failures of the hardware.

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