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Bios corrupt?

By bpiper ·
HP Pavilion 6623 - 10 Gig HD went bad, put in new 20Gig HD. HP Recovery CD said it was wrong for computer. HP supplied a replacement CD, but same message. HP says tatoo machine (1) does this mean phlash bios?.

We'd installed Win 98 on new HD,but Video, modem, and sound drivers wrong. Need HP Recovery CD to work. Need files and data to restore Bios via Phlash.

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Bios corrupt?

by Scally In reply to Bios corrupt?

I had a similar problem a few years ago with an AST machine, all you need to do is find out exactly what video card, sound card and modem you have and get the drivers downloaded.
If you rely on the download from HP (recovery CD) chances are it wontwork because it was designed to work only with the origonal hardware configuration and now the hard drive has changed.
If you go down the path of trying to flash your BIOS and it all goes wrong most PC retailers will turn thier back on you and say that you have invalidated your warranty, so find out if this is the case with HP.

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