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    Unhappy Win7 patch killed PC

    Subject: Win7 patch killed PC

    I was running a 1 yr old HP tower with Win7-64bit. Worked great up until a couple of weeks ago. I had my setting as 'no updates unless I approve' ...... but went to bed one night, and the update was forced in (that's happened to me before). It messed up my PC so bad, that I cannot boot from the hard drive, or assorted CDs (repair, backup, or Win7 installation).

    Apparently, the software no longer recognizes the hardware. Cannot even get to the splash screen or access the BIOS settings. A friend said I must install a new master drive, install Win on it, then access the old drive as a slave. It's been years since I looked internally, and have some physical problems that will make it difficult - maybe not impossible, but tough. Do you have any other ideas for me?

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    I just sent in an HP Notebook that died while she was doing updates, can't recognize the HDD for booting but still in warranty. HDD seems to be fine as I can access it in an adapter box attached to my computer. Will know more in about 12 business days.

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    If you can't get to the BIOS then my guess is that you have a failure of something on the MotherBoard because it is stopping before completing P.O.S.T. . If you still have warranty, you should get in touch with HP

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    Agreed, it's a motherboard problem, not Windows.

    cheers, Paul

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