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Is This a Mobo Problem?


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#1 WhatsAComputer?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:36 AM

I have here an HP that was having booting problems. Self-tests pointed all it fingers at the Hard Drive, but when I popped it out and scanned it in a different computer it came back fine. From then on I was able to boot it through f2 before it started up, but you have to quick about it otherwise it starts beeping constantly and loudly.

Also the keyboard doesn't work (an external keyboard does), and the mouse flickers and rapidly selects/deselects things on its own, even if we use an external mouse.

Coworkers of mine have tried to reinstall the OS, but the hardware issues appear to still be here. Suggestions?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:43 AM

Download a linux distro. I persaonally use Ubuntu. Burn the CD and boot the laptop? from the cd. You don't need to install Ubuntu just run it from the CD. If the problems still exist then you know it's hardware. If they have gone then its software based like incorrect drivers.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

I have here an HP that was having booting problems. Self-tests pointed all it fingers at the Hard Drive, but when I popped it out and scanned it in a different computer it came back fine. From then on I was able to boot it through f2 before it started up, but you have to quick about it otherwise it starts beeping constantly and loudly.

Also the keyboard doesn't work (an external keyboard does), and the mouse flickers and rapidly selects/deselects things on its own, even if we use an external mouse.

Coworkers of mine have tried to reinstall the OS, but the hardware issues appear to still be here. Suggestions?


What sort of scan? Malware or hard drive test scan?
You need to take the drive and test it to see if it is going bad.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:47 PM

replace or repair? if this is the dreaded laptop infection then i would just salvage the 2.5" HDD and call it a loss. BC has fine forums on hard drive issues.

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