HP notebook booting problemLocked
(1) HP pavillion notebook pc
(2)serial no. TW 93700706
(5) celeron 433 MHz
(7)O/S–pre loaded win 98
not my machine so do not know (owner says one of non hp tech guys did it )
after shutting down and rebooting the m/c posts and the WIN95 logo appears
(starting win 95) the logo disappears then a window
” starting win 95
windows bypassing your set up files
type name of command interpreter (eg C:\WINDOWS\command.com
At this stage by repeatedly pressing ctrl+alt+del it boots to win 98 but only
sometimes (sort of luck).after booting to win 98 m/c works ok and to keep things
working one has to shut down to “stand by” mode and can not shut down.
some times at the C> prompt pressing f7 seem to load win 98 but again luck.
another point is battery is completely drained and can work only on external
power. (replacement battery costs as much as us $300.
(1) Any fix to remove the win 95 (leftovers?) so that it will straight away boot
to win 98 after every shut down.(registry entries and if so where and how?)
(2) if I remove the battery unit no power comes on though connected to external
power source. is this normal? in other words with a drained out battery why is
it necessary to have the unit attached when external power is available?
any in put will be greatly appreciated.
nice day to all—-Venkat