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Having a HP Pavillion 8760C System Restore Problem


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#1 tutt2009

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 11:26 PM

When I turn on the computer, it makes a very loud, steady, shreaking beep. Are there any system restore disks or downloads sites that I can visit to get the os for this computer. When I insert my Windows 98 SE boot disk in, nothing happens.

Any suggestions? Are the any fixes or work arounds out there?

I understand it is an older model computer but it is helpful wtih some routine tasks that I do. I want to use this computer as afile serve and us the Windows 98SE operating system that came installed. I will update to Windows XP or Vista soon.


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#2 starcraftmaster

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:17 AM

do you mean that you turn on the computer and no thing comes up on the screen and it makes beep sound
that means theres nothing wrong with your OS its your computer
maybe the ram or cpu has borken down
but if the bios screen comes up and posts fine then come and tell us that first

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:43 AM

Welcome to BC tutt.

When I turn on the computer, it makes a very loud, steady, shreaking beep. Are there any system restore disks or downloads sites that I can visit to get the os for this computer. When I insert my Windows 98 SE boot disk in, nothing happens.

Any suggestions? Are the any fixes or work arounds out there?

I understand it is an older model computer but it is helpful wtih some routine tasks that I do. I want to use this computer as afile serve and us the Windows 98SE operating system that came installed. I will update to Windows XP or Vista soon.


When you say you inserted the Windows 98 SE boot disk do you mean a bootable floppy or the Win98SE CD? Well to get the boot disk to work you need to get into the BIOS/CMOS and change the boot sequence so it reads the floppy disk first. The CD should be bootable but again you have to change the boot sequence to read the CD Rom first.

As starcraftmaster asks can you see anything on the screen?

You say its an older computer now this will depend on the spec whether you can run WinXP or Vista on it. I would stick the WinXP as Vista needs a lot of memory to run all the s**t. Tell us your full spec, CPU speed, RAM, hard drive size. :thumbsup:

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