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Old 12-28-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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Hi there.
I have a Win XP based HP laptop.
Due to a electric shock with the adapter it works with troubles.
It works very slow, both in XP safe mode and normal mode.
I did a clean re installation of the Win XP OS and the problem continues.

The most strange situation is when I run the BIOS.
If I move the cursor over the menus they display very slow. In fact BIOS mode in all computers is in text mode so they display very quick.
In this HP laptop BIOS works very slow. I run both BIOS disk and memory diagnosis without any error. (Of course they took me a lot of time to run them)

Given that, I am sure that it could be a hardware problem.

Any help about this?

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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BIOS access is all hardware related (ie: OS is irrelevant). So any issues that you see or recognize while accessing the BIOS are sign of a hardware issue.

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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Dear sirs:
After a long trial and error I finally found the error.
In simple the error was due to a no original AC Adapter. I don't why but buying the original HP AC adapter the problem was solved.
The history was the following:
During a electrical surge in my house my AC adapter was burnt.
Then I went to a near to my house computer store and I bought an alternative AC adapter costing near 50% less. The same current, power and everything visible on the label adapter was identical to the original HP adapter.
Then I went back to my house and installed the new AC adapter. Since this moment the laptop begun to run slowly. In that moment I thought that the electrical surge damaged the hard disk or any other hardware piece. Moreover each time I turned on the laptop I received an disk error. I sent the laptop 3 times to the best HP authorized technical store. Finally a old technician got the problem: the fake adapter was delivering a different current. (The label shown another current value)
CONCLUSION: buy original HP AC adapters only even thought all alternative (no HP brand) AC adapters could work.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:11 AM   #4
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check your processor match your board
I think your processor not match your board.
remove the com's battery & plug some again after 1 mint
I hop your problem is slove
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