I'm trying to fix a friends laptop model listed above. He has had it for at least 7 years. I did a system recovery and now it will not upgrade any of the windows system files.
I had left the laptop with him figuring, no big deal, just watch for the upgrades and they never came in. I've tried installing the different Microsoft Windows agent upgrades and it still won't work. The update bar just keeps moving and never brings in any updates. A few other weird things are happening and it just is soooo slow and using up to 100% of the CPU and RAM with nothing running. Also removed all 'fluff' programs from HP and only bar bones on start up.
I was going to try to do the recovery again and now the system icon thinks that the AC Charger is never plugged in (although it is and it is working); so therefore it will not let me do the system recovery again.
So then being the smart ass I am, I thought, okay, I'll just get rid of the system partitions and reformat the drive and reload Win 7 and then get the drivers I need from HP.
Well LOW & BEHOLD, HP no longer supports this product.
My question: Should I recommend that he just purchase a new laptop. I'm not a fan of systems that are no longer supported by the mfg.