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Pavilion a200n Instability

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Anonymous
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April 7, 2005 2:59:20 AM

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I'm helping a neighbor who bought a used Pavilion
a200n computer. It didn't have a hard drive or the
HP Recovery CDs, so I got a new Western Digital 80GB
drive and got the Recovery CDs from HP. I put in the
new drive and tested it with the Wester Digital
diagonostic software.

I start running into problems during the recovery
process. The recovery program gives me a few error
messages saying there was an extraction problem
on a file. I also saw the recover problem lock up
during the last step, Finalizing Recovery. I tried
flashing in the newest BIOS for this computer to try
to fix the problems. I was able to get Windows XP
Home to boot, but the system is very unstable. I saw
it reboot during the install of Service Pack 2.

I also ran Memtest86 for 2 hours and 21 passes through
the memory to make sure there wasn't a problem with the
memory module. I know the fan on the processor is working.
Any ideas? Thanks.

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Anonymous
a b α HP
April 9, 2005 4:08:28 PM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.hp.hardware (More info?)

Check the Capacitors on the Motherboard. The top of the Capacitors
should be flat and clean. In some systems, the Capacitors start to leak
or about to explode causing this kind of problem. Just one more thing to
check.

Dewaine

David Owens wrote:

> I'm helping a neighbor who bought a used Pavilion
> a200n computer. It didn't have a hard drive or the
> HP Recovery CDs, so I got a new Western Digital 80GB
> drive and got the Recovery CDs from HP. I put in the
> new drive and tested it with the Wester Digital
> diagonostic software.
>
> I start running into problems during the recovery
> process. The recovery program gives me a few error
> messages saying there was an extraction problem
> on a file. I also saw the recover problem lock up
> during the last step, Finalizing Recovery. I tried
> flashing in the newest BIOS for this computer to try
> to fix the problems. I was able to get Windows XP
> Home to boot, but the system is very unstable. I saw
> it reboot during the install of Service Pack 2.
>
> I also ran Memtest86 for 2 hours and 21 passes through
> the memory to make sure there wasn't a problem with the
> memory module. I know the fan on the processor is working.
> Any ideas? Thanks.
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