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HP zr2740w Scratch Repair / Replacement

Q: HP zr2740w Scratch Repair / Replacement

I purchased an HP ZR2740W new from Microcenter at the end of 2013. Serial number CNT323W15H, I still have the receipt. According to HP's website, the warranty just expired on the 15th. I had an accident last night, and scratched the surface of the display pretty badly. There is white showing through the scratch when black is displayed. I was wondering what my repair / replacement options are through HP support. Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: HP zr2740w Scratch Repair / Replacement

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: HP zr2740w Scratch Repair / Replacement

The device can be repaied/serviced no doubt. If you have an accidental warranty then the service would be free of charge.

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Any suggestions on CD/DVD scratch repair machine / kit??

I can't seem to find any of the machine-type solutions on Newegg just 2 different solvents / compounds for sale.

Does anyone have any experience with the machines, do they work?

I am looking for one that works on GameCube games as well as standard CD/DVD discs.

I have found a couple different ones on the web but I am unsure as towhcih would be best. Does anyone have any experience using one of these machines or suggestions as to which ones work better than others or are they all about the same?

Thanks
 

A:CD Scratch Repair???

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I was wondering if anybody knows how to repair scratched playstation game discs with out having to buy a scratch repair kit? If you do would ya tell me? It would be most appreciated.
 

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I have Airplane The Sequel II and i am selling it on Ebay because i got newer DVD which contains all series of Airplane.

I popped a room in Paltalk and asked how could i asked how could i repair scratch DVD by myself and one of member recommend me to polish it off with Turtle Wax polish. But i wasnt that stupid because im learning to drive so i know about car wax. I heard they're strong.

Other room recommend Data Doctor that i could look in Office Max or Depot. but i tried to google it and the result telling me about data recovery and cleanup.

Any idea and advice, can you help me, thanks
 

A:Solved: How to repair scratch DVD?

It depends on how deep the scratches are Rob,if really deep they cannot be repaired,but if light surface scratches the Turtle wax might do the job if used lightly,and I have also seen toothpaste recommended,they both contain a light abrasive and thats what takes the scratchs out ....
 

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Hey everybody :?) hasw anyone had experience with CD scratch remover kits?
 

A:Solved: CD scratch repair

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what is a ipod scratch remover for ipod classic 2 gen for it's chrome BACK

for minor scratches , not deep ones, please only respond if u have seen , used or witnessed it or have a vid of it.

thanks
 

A:iPod scratch remover for minor scratch?

The only thing I would trust is BRASSO, but if the chrome plating is thin (very likely) then care with ANY product is needed to avoid plishing the thin chrome away to the nickel housing (or plastic housing if it's only a chrome effect on plastic)

As an example, similar minor scratches on my spectacle lenses have been removed using brasso.

But, since we don't know if it really is chrome or (more likely) just a plastic chrome effect, care with anything is needed to polish. Personally, I would consider that the chances of making it worse would be higher than those of eliminating the scratches, and would simply leave well alone. It's only an audio player. It's only a sign of use.
 

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Q: zr2740w

I have an HP ZR2740w that is well out of warranty. The display will just randomly turn off. However, the computer still thinks the display is active. I then have to press the power button to remove the display among the active displays (I have a total of three). Sometimes, if you turn it off and back on again, it works right away. Other times you have to wait. Some times, it won't come back on at all.  This same problem happens no matter what input, no matter what computer is used. I have tried with three different computers, on three different operating systems, using both DVI and Displayport. The behavior is exactly the same.  Any suggestions on what I need to do to repair this would be greatly appreciated.

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HelloI bought a new Thinkpad P51 and I'm trying to detect my monitor HP ZR2740w to use it as a second monitor. I tried to connect the monitor to the docking station (firmware 2.33.000) with the DVI and DisplayPort but win10 doesn't detect it. I also tried to connect the monitor with the mini display port to the laptop but it doesn't work.I already updated all the video drivers and win10 but it still doesn't been detected. I tried the monitor with anoter HP PC and it works great.What should I do? it's a good monitor, I don't want to change it.thank you for the help. 

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The a large section of my monitor is practically broken (completely white with streaks of different colours) and there may be some internal issues (GPU in particular). Is there any way for my laptop to be either repaired/replaced? I'm sure the warranty is expried already so how much will this cost? Moreover, are there any repair/replacement centres near Sheffield?

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Hi,My monitor cannot show resolution more than 1280x720 when connected to my labtop, I downloaded SP54516 driver but did not change any thing. RegardsWesam

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I have got a new Dell desktop with Windows 10 and would like to use my old motitor (HP ZR2740w) with it.  But it looks like a Windows 10 driver for this monitor is not vailable on HP site for download. Does anybody know where/when I can obtain it?  Or will I be able to obtain it at all?

A:ZR2740w Windows 10 driver

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum. (edited - wrong suggestion provided, pasted/posted in a wrong thread)

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I wanted to reply to a previous question, but the thread was marked read-only, hence I am opening a new topic.On windows 7 x64, I installed SP54516 which upgraded without change to Windows 10 x64. In device manager, it seems the only drivers are "C:\windows\system32\drivers\monitor.sys" (which is Microsoft Windows 10 x64 standard monitor driver and "C:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\HP_ZR2740w.icm (which is just a color profile). Just extract the folder "Files" from the patch (with Winzip, winrar of 7z) and point Device Manager to that location when installing/updating the driver.  Driver is version 1.0.0.0 with date 23-Mar-11.  While that is very old, it does not matter since it's just a color profile. Good luck, sorry for those who had trouble.Ewald

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Where can I find the drivers for windows 8.1 for this monitor?Please note that the Win7 x64 drivers are not accepted by Win8.1 x64.Adding it as legacy hardware with the INF provided by the Win7 install program doesn't work either.Please help! I bought these two monitors just a year ago and now they're useless already!

A:HP ZR2740w drivers for Windows 8.1 x64

Hello @schuifpui, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post on how you are looking for drivers for Windows 8.1, and I would be happy to guide you towards a resolution! I am sorry, but to get your issue more exposure, I would suggest posting it in the commercial forums, since this is a commercial product. You can do this at:http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Monitors/bd-p/bsc-1255#.VCxfRflShXhI hope this helps!Regards

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So my computer won't turn on now thanks to the infamous faulty hinge design which ended up breaking the plastic on the left side and one of the little bolts ended up causing the complete malfunction of the fan.The last message I got was that the computer had to shut down because due to the fact that the fan no longer worked.So now my question is, where can I get this fixed? How much does HP charge? It is out of warranty but still this shouldn't have happened, they should at least repair my computer for low cost. It really is a great computer but how much to get this fixed? Who can fix this fan and get it running again?I tried and can't get all the pieces taken apart at the keyboard. I need to replace the fan and maybe some of the other plastic pieces though I heard HP way overcharges. I would rather fix this excellent computer than have to buy a new one.Also where can someone find used parts for these dv7's?

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I've had problems with my PCs fans in the past and I've always had to go to a PC shop to have them replaced when they started acting up. I have heard, however, that the process of replacing the fan is easy and a lot cheaper to just do yourself. The fan that I am having trouble with in this instance is the case fan and not the processor fan. In fact, the hardware check (del at boot-up) shows that the fan in question is not spinning at all even though I am hearing it make some funky noises from time to time Anywho, is this a process that is the same from PC to PC or is there a site I will have to visit to determine the procedure/parts needed for my particular case?

As always, any given help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Is there a Windows 10 Driver for the HP ZR2740w monitor that will provide a resolution of something more than 1280x720? We are currently using a DVI connection from a docking station to the monitor. Thanks.

A:Windows 10 Driver for HP ZR2740w Monitor

@SpaceCoast Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! The only monitors that need drivers are those that have embedded USB ports, or other such ports that need drivers. I see you're running Win10. Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?This is important as PC that were updates from prior OSs are often stuch with the generic video drivers that MS provides during the Upgrade, and if that is your situation, it's a video driver problem, not a monitor problem. If you did Upgrade your PC to Win10, please provide the detailed product number so we can check for HP Win10 drivers for it. We can proceed when you provide the answers.

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Hi, the screen of my computer cracked after a fall and ther ther is a Replacement for it on Aliexpress. I would like to know the factibility of ordering said part an installing it here in a notebook repair shop. Thanks in advance.













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A:Factibility of screen repair/replacement

That is just the glass. If the underlying screen is cracked you need it, too. But if that is all that is broken buy the part and take it to a cell phone repair place. They have much better skills at replacing touchscreen glass, they do it all the time and it might be cheaper, too. 

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recall seeing dv7 battery latch repair/replacement somewhere but cant find it now 

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Hi, I have an issue with the display port of a HP Elitebook G3 with Product ID L3C64AVIt does not recognize in anyway with a HP ZR2740w 27 inch screen. I have upgraded video drivers on laptop. Tried to find drivers for the display for Windows 10 Enterprise ( 64 bit ) with no results.The screen is ok since it works with an old laptop model HP Elitebook Folio 9470m and display port and Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit Note that the screen only has a HDMI connection and display cable.   The only result I was able to get is a quick image of the screen for 2 seconds. When checking screensettings in Windows 10, it does not get recognized at all. Any other solutions to this that can be helpful? 

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 Hi everyone. I have been waiting for over two weeks now for an on-site repair of my Thinkpad T460 notebook because of missing parts (defective fan). Can you please tell me how to speed up the process? Having to wait for two weeks for service on a business series notebook is a joke.

A:Waiting for repair - missing replacement parts

Unfortunately, some of the cheap Chinese made parts used in Lenovo laptops of late are of such low quality that they fail quite often, so even Lenovo cannot keep up with demand, and with the Thinkpad 460, its noisy defective fan issue is well known, so it will proably take some time to get it fixed.

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Hi   The problem is that when connecting a usb c cable to a external monitor, the external monitor flashes every 5 second. The external monitor is not the problem because we tested it out with other devices with USB C  and they worked fine and are not experiencing this issue. The cable is not the problem because it is a brand new cable and we tested it out with other devices with USB C and they worked fine and are not experiencing this issue. Everything is up to date on this laptop.We had a technician come out to replace the suspected usb c port and it still is experiencing the problem,TWICE. We sent it to an offsite repair facility and it is still experiencing the same issue.  This is unacceptable. This repair process has been going on for about 3 months. We paid for extended warranty. We lost  3 months of work and productivity time due to this issue resulting in lost revenue. Now you are saying to send it in for repair again. How much more time are we going to be sending it in for repair. Our company spends thousands of dollars on Lenovo equipment because we trust in the product and the support we receive.  Please connect me to your supervisor so I can discuss with them about this issue. I REQUEST A REPLACEMENT OF A DIFFERENT MODEL.  

A:REPLACEMENT DEMANDED after 3 warranty repair fail

I actually DO suspect the display. Could be handshaking.. could be a number of things. Without make and model numbers, however, I can't really help you. Have you tried the same computer on a different brand of display? Especially one that is NOT a 4k display. Just a suggestion. 

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I am experiencing the following issue and hope that someone in the forum as an idea / suggestion. When I have the screen connected via via display port cable with the docking station and I have my laptop docked, I dont get any signal and the screen keeps black. This is independent of the Operating System - I used Windows 7, Windows 8. When my laptop is docked but I attach the display port cable directly to the laptop it works without any problem. I have also realized that with other displays 23'' or 24'' the setup with the docking station works without a problem. So it has to be a cominbination between UltraSlim Docking Station and ZR2740w screen. Any advise what else should be tried?











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A:HP ZR2740w and HP Folio 9470m / UltraSlim Docking Station

Update:  After calling HP technical support I and being bounced among various clueless offshore tech support reps, I finally landed on the US-based workstation support department.  Justin looked up the problem and identified it as a known issue and is replacing my monitor cable with one that HP says will work.   Also, in the meantime there is a workaround that I had figured out.  If you don't use the displayport port on the ultraslim docking station but pug the cable directly into the computer it works fine.  There is some inconvienence associated with this as you have to plug it in every time you dock and unplug it every time you undock (and of course the cable always falls behind the desk while you are doing this), but it is okay as a solution while I am waiting for the new cable to arrive.  Will update this post after it arrives and report whether it works.

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I spilled a full 16 oz coffee on my keyboard - a direct hit. The only real issue is that two 3 keys no longer function. The 'w', 'q' , and Backspace do not work.  I am looking to ship it to have the keyboard replaced. Is this the best solution, or is there a way to try to troubleshoot this myself?  Thanks,

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I've went into the hidden applications folders an directly & indirectly messed it up . All my own doing .
Don't ask me why I did this; I don't have a good answer. Everything else functions otherwise, I still have access to Cortana, and the OS is snappy.

So specifically Maps ( I like offline Maps ) , Store, and Calculator ( I also used the Calculator a lot ) ;
Win 10-Photo viewer , and a Bing Application or two
( Finance , etc ) are not functioning
( will not appear , or missing ) .
Mostly a domino effect, from intentionally removing other Apps , which played on others. Example, if you were to remove Groove Music, it will effect iHeart radio. etc.
( I didn't remove Grove Music ).

The Store and X-box App ; I completely deleted ; all of their files are not present anymore .

(( I used a combination of third party applications to locate and delete files ;with View Hidden files checked , I used - Unlocker, Revo Uninstaller-( which gets files, and registry entries ) , Search Engine Everything and Space Sniffer .
I added Unlocker, to the right click menu through the registry , which allowed for deleting of files in bulk . Run as administrator , etc. Folders I could not access; I could through the Unlocker window.
Then sweep up with CCleaner, which Windows tends to try and prevent from running . ))

But if you want Maps to function, and update, you need The Store as far as I know.

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A:I need Windows 10 replacement files; to manually repair the O.S Apps.

I would try this first:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

Step 6 is about as easy as it gets.

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My HP Notebook - 15-r264dx TouchSmart (ENERGY STAR) - Will not power on. After dissasembling it, I found that the connection between the small board containing the power button and the 4 wire ribbon cable that leads back to the motherboard was broken. I tried to fix it by pressing the four wires onto their contacts, and pressing the power button then. That did not work, probably indicating that once the connection is broken, it cannot be put back. So I either need to find a fix for that, or purchase a replacement part. The part is: TMT YA-4A1  54V-0  E114139 (It would need to be both the power button chip and the ribbon cable, connected.) ps. The computer works aside from the power button malfunction, as I touched two of the contact wires in the ribbon cable together and it turned on. Also, I do not know whether it is a 64 bit or 32 bit, but I doubt that will have any weight on the solution.

A:Where can I purchase a replacement part/repair existing part...

Hi, Vendors now only sell the whole part. Please check the following list which shows all availabe parts for your machine:     http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=L0T71UA If you only needed a small piece, you may have to buy whole part or working out part for that piece and search on eBay. Regards.

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Hello,

I've been unable to access my custom build computer since around 5:00 yesterday. I chose to restart my computer at around that time just because it was slowing up a little and I usually do that to help, I had not installed any updates or new programs since 2 days ago when there had been a few windows updates.

Upon returning to my computer I noticed that it had been unable to startup and had gone straight into system repair with it being 'unable to repair this computer automatically.' I rebooted several times and noticed that it was not a visible BSOD but as soon as the 'starting windows' icon began to appear it went straight into startup repair. I tried to boot into safe mode, tried to load previous good configuration and all of the other advanced recovery options (including system restore/image and many command prompts).

This is what it shows after being unable to repair automatically:

Problem signature name:Startup repair offline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21200552
Problem signature 5: Autofailover
Problem signature 6: 11
Problem signature 7: Corrupt file
(then my O.S. version)
Locale ID: 1033

This diagnostic occurs every single time I run the startup repair. Also, command prompts I have tried using the WindowsRE command prompt and the one found on the 'repair your PC' option on the windows 7 installation disk are:

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A:Startup repair loop - Can't repair with system restore/repair/commands

Have you tried copying over the backed up reg hives from the regback folder? Follow steps 8 onwards in this tut.

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Hello

My pc is :C440 Touch All-in-One (Lenovo)


Operating system : Windows 10

I can't run my PC, every time i try to run it shows me blue screen wrote on it

" Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC

Press " Advanced options" to try other options to repair your PC or "Shut down" to turn off your PC.

Log file :\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt "

I tried to use the most options but none of them worked such as System restore, every time i click on it, it says : System restore could not find the offline boot volume. Please ensure it is currently accessible.


By the way before one day since this problem happened i created system restore point



My pc is Lenovo while running it i clicked F2 and it opened for me Onekey Recovery its Lenovo Tool, it has option called initial backup but i dont know if it backup from the system restore point i've created or what exactly.
Please help i need to solve it ASAP, i have many important university files on my PC and i don't need to lose them

NOTICE : I tried all the options in the repair screen such as " Reset this PC" , "Startup repair" ... and more, all of them give me message when i click on them please if u want know what message i get, let me know what option and ill write it because too many erorrs

and i got a dvd contain install of windows 10 ( ISO file ) and able to run it on my pc

A:Automatic repair couldnt repair your PC (Repair screen win10)

You might be better off doing a clean install. You won't need to enter the key as its already been associated with your computer.

Backup any files you want to keep first.

I am not certain but it may take the install files from the recovery partition (perhaps someone can confirm this), I know this worked with a recent HP job I did.

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(Just posting this here so people in the future can find it.) I replaced my motherboard and just wanted to leave this here for future reference to some poor soul who has to do the same.
If you replace the motherboard on your Dell Studio XPS 8000, (service tag 3L8DHK1) and you need a new motherboard you can use an INTEL DQ57TM, it's compatible and I did a successful transplant. Your processor is an INTEL Core-i5 750 CPU 2.67GHZ it uses a SOCKET LGA1156. It uses DDR3 memory.
Once you take out your old motherboard and disconnect all those usb and audio wires and the power button wires. To hook up your USB front jacks, audio jacks etc.... here's which blocks go where:
Wires from the audio jacks and usb ports go into these colored block connectors, and those connectors get plugged into those little rows of pins/jumpers called Internal Headers. Every motherboard manual tells you about them. Grab the manual for your new motherboard and it'll tell you where your audio1, usb1, usb2, usb3, usb4 Header connectors are they look like 2 rows and 5 collumns of short little pins. (They almost always have 1 or 2 pins missing on purpose.)
the wires leading to a YELLOW BLOCK gets plugged into the audio1 header on your new motherboard, it's for audio jacks on top of the computer
wires with the WHITE BLOCK gets plugged into the usb3 headers on your motherboard (they are for the usb jacks on the very top of the computer tower)
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Could you please,help me set up a new 7 installation?I recently upgraded my CPU,got a new SSD,its all in system specs.Successfully cloned my C drive,but something doesnt feel right.Reboot time is 50 seconds,most of it BIOS searching or identifying two of my IDE drives,checking NVRam and stuff.I would really need some guidance,flashing and configuring BIOS maybe,re-built the machine from zero...

A:Help me set up 7 from scratch

Check for an SSD firmware upgrade, then try some of these steps if you haven't yet.

SSD Alignment - Windows 7 Forums
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7
SSD - Install and transfer the Operating System

I'd also run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything to repair or otherwise sort.

However if this isn't sufficient you may need a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which steps are the same for retail and assure a perfect install if you stick with them.

First I'd check for Update or reset the BIOS to defaults.

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I had posted a question about this a while back, but have something else. I dropped my DVD and there is a noticeable scratch. I copied the DVD on to another disk and did not get an error message. I still am not conviced the scratch is not a problem. I would really like to know, Is there any way to determine if the disk is still good without reinstalling Windows and finding out the hard way? Thanks,

A:Scratch on Win 7 DVD

The only thing that I can think of is to use a burning program like Nero, and have it validate the burn.

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A section of my HDD has been damaged in some way (I believe a physical scratch to the surface). The program which the HDD was accessing when it got scratched no longer works. However everything else on the computer runs perfectly fine. The only problems occur when CHKDSK /r reaches stage 5 (verifying file data) or when I attempt to defragment. Then it either freezes or crashes. I have run SpinRite 6.0 and have identified the areas damaged. I am planning on backing up all essential files, however getting a new hard drive for this laptop is out of the question for me at the present time. I have resigned myself to the fact the hard drive is likely to fail relatively soon and that this damage is eventually going to make the hard drive unusable, however in an attempt to extend its lifespan, I was hoping to separate the damaged areas from the healthy HDD. My first thought was to create a partition which would contain all the damage to the hard drive and leave the healthy section intact, however I'm no expert in this area. Is there a way to dictate the parameters for a partition so as to use the values given to me by SpinRite about where the damage to the HDD is and create a partition which contains the damage? This would only be a temporary fix so I could defragment of CHKDSK without risk of a crash and to extend the life of the remaining HDD.
 

A:HDD corruption/scratch

I would try Hard Drive Regenerator, not Spinrite as it might actually fix that and it is shareware so you can get 1 free sector fix this way. If there is more than that then you have to reboot it to run again.
http://www.gold-software.com/download7605.html
 

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Can someone please tell me how to totally delete windows xp so I can start from scratch? MY laptop did not come with a recovery CD, and when I tried to reinstall XP, all my files were still there...I want everything GONE! HELP!!!
 

A:Reinstallin XP from scratch? HELP!!!

Theeldergeek will lead you through.
 

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I am finally going to give up trying all the other solutions -and want to start again.

I have a Toshiba laptop running windows XP - we added some memory last year - but it is getting slower and slower.

I have a couple of questions - if I want to clean the computer and start from scratch -is it just a matter of using the recovery CD?

If so - when I put the recovery CD in the drive - a window pops up and asks me what program I want to use - then when I tell it to look on the internet for the program - it tells me it cannot find the program

So - is there some special instruction I am supposed to give it?

I did a bios and everything seems to be OK - (thought maybe there was something wrong with the CD drive)

Obviously a neophyte - any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

A:Need to start from Scratch

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Ok, this is my problem. I am very interested in building a computer OR upgrading my computer. So far have no idea on how to identify the parts and what parts i can put in. Also installing is a problem. The main reason I am interested in building or upgrading a comp is because i play many online games and they become very laggy. Such as EverQuest. I had to quit this game because of the lag fest when I played. As far as i know i have a 366Mhz comp and i dont know how to figure out what i need to do to make my computer better. If anyone could help me I would love it =P My computer is a Compaq Presario 5304. Atleast that is what is says on the front of the case. SOMEONE HELP !! LOL. Thanks.
 

A:Starting From Scratch

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We have a PC with Windows XP on it, and there is so many things wrong with it, that we would like to delete everything possible and start from scratch. What would be the best way to do this?

Everybody in the house has laptops now, so we basically want to use this for storage of files and possibly internet browsing every now and then.

A:best way to GUT my pc and start from scratch?

Do you have the XP disk for that computer?
If so, a total reinstall is the way to go.

If not, plan b, it will be more complicated and take longer.

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Building the OS from scratch seem to me to be the best way to go when building a new computer. As time goes on after a year two or three the OS seem to get sick such as my auto run don't work no more and after Microsoft work on it for 3 hours it really don't run no more. Bugs, jitters, shakes and just old age. So after I build the computer I think I'm just going to build the OS from scratch. I've did it both ways, from scratch and just move it to the new computer and after I just reload the OS and rebuild it I feel so much better not to mention the computer runs like a high school student instead of someone like me that just took sum Vitamins.

A:Building the OS from scratch

What?

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I built a comp recently and with it I bought an OEM system builders home premium 64bit pack. It came with a dvd. I would like to re-install it from scratch.
My only worry is the serial #, I used it to originally install and if I re-install will the on-line registration be rejected as the # has been used ?

A:Re-installing 7 from scratch

If your hardware config is unchanged, you will be fine

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Hello! I hope everyone had a good day so far! I scratched my laptop pretty bad, and I was wondering is there any good tips to removing it?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 computer, which I ordered in mid-2002; it's still a good system, 2.0 gh Pentium 4 processor; 512 gig RAM, 60 gig hard drive.

I have had to have the hard drive replaced recently, which means that I'm starting over from scratch; they saved my data, but not my software. The techies loaded AVG Free Version as an antivirus.

In various postings on the hardware board, in which I tried to solve my virus problems myself (thus the new hard drive), various people recommended SmartCop, a free anti-virus program, and AntiVir, another freeware program.

What do you folks think? Is one clearly better than the other? Is there a commercial program worth paying for that is better than any or all of these?

And what about spyware/adware? I know that there are programs like AdAware out there, and I think I got my virus infestation from downloading a new version of WebRoot's SpySweeper software.

What's the best anti-spyware/adware program? As with everything else, it's better if it's free, but on the other hand I paid for SpySweeper, so I wouldn't mind paying for a program that worked.

Bottom line: Help me through this, folks!!

Thanks, Caleb
 

A:Starting from Scratch

I have never heard of SmartCop. I use AVG and so do a couple other million people. Many people use Avast as well. They are the two best Free antivirus out there.
 

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1) Here's your opportunity to fantasize on my dime...I've been reasonably pleased w/my approx. 2yo compaq presario w/amd..but not thrilled. It has always been pretty slow, reliable, but reliably slow. I've finally dredged through every intestinal turn in it's bowels and removed all offensive bits <--just in time to hand it over to my college bound son. I'm going to get myself a new laptop. Here's a summary of what I will use it for and how I connect to the web:

Comcast Cable connection directly to old Dell computer in office. Laptop connected via
wireless linksys router. Compaq laptop used windows xp;not too sure about vista. I use
Panda platinum security software.

What I use my laptop for: web browsing, word, exel, bill paying, streaming live
music concerts, watching tv shows i missed, iTunes, digital pictures, more music,
weather reports, most specifically hurricane and lightning live radar and tracking. My
laptop is mainly an entertainment item for me, not a data sorting work machine.

Where I use my laptop: outside on the lanai (in the shade) on a glass table in the
south Florida heat and humidity.
What I'd like: a)FAST, FAST, FAST. b)A battery that lasts more than 12 minutes.
c)I'd also like to start out CLEAN with only what I will use regularly loaded onboard--I'm
motivated but lazy and would rather not have the point of purchase load up every known
superflous program onto my nice new computer only for me to spe... Read more

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My computer crashed last week, when I bought a win xp home ed. from staples and loaded it onto my computer it put it in drive (D) recovery and not drive (C) where it should have gone, now I've got all these problems with my drive (D) low free space and no way to fix it. All my music and pictures are saved on back up disks now I either need to start from scratch but don't know how. Can someone either give me a step by step guide to doing all of this and making sure that this time it loads on my hard drive (C) this time, thank you.

A:help me start from scratch

There's a really good step-by-step guide for this HERE (pictures and everything).

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Chaps

My 98se based pc crashed / jammed last week. I am fortunate that I work in a large building which contains the head office of some computer repair engineers.

One of them fixed my pc and upgraded it to XP as well as increasing the speed and memory etc.

He then re installed some programmes but advised me to stay with the Norton 2003 Professional edition for antivirus, Zonealarm for firewalls and Microsoft antispyware.

He virtually insisted that I should not install stuff such as webroot and spybot as he claims they all fight each other and create problems.

Question........is he correct in what he says ?

Regards

Mick
 

A:Starting from scratch

He is wrong. Having to many anti viruses and firewalls may interfere, but having spybot and adware personal there as well wont kill anything.
I suggest 1 AV, not norton though. (kinda.. well interesting to say it kindly, that he suggests norton)
The firewall is fine as well. Just keep those 2 down to 1 a piece.

Hope that helped,
-blitze
 

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I bought a new Maxxtor 80gb SATA to compliment an existiing drive currently set up as "non Raid". The problem is I can't reformat C. Iwent into Dos mode, A prompt, Format C: and it won't do it. Currently I have XP Pro installed on that drive but wish to set up RAID 0. How do I start from scratch?
 

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum that this should be under but if it's not someone point me in the direction please...
So I'm having problems with my computer. I've defragmented the hard drive and it says it doesn't need it, but still my computer is running really slow and tends to reboot it self very often.

all I can think of doing is taking everything off of it and starting from scratch and load the programs back on that I need.
if anyone has any other sugestions please share. Or if you can help me with taking everything off of my computer so I can start over I would love it.

Thank you,

-some_unknown

A:Want To To Get Rid Of Everything And Start From Scratch

If I had a choice, I would go with the clean install, starting from scratch. It's very easy to do.

If you have your hard drive backed up, then all you need to do is wipe out the hard drive, delete the partition, then create a new one, format, load the os, and you're good to go. Then all you have to do is load your programs, and transfer your backed up data over to your new os.

It's a done deal.

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I have many old parts from previous pc's which I know can be used to build one for my son. I have an ecs k7s5a and amd ? processor which came as a combo, the problem is can't find the original mb install disk, and the hd is not the original either its an older 20gb w/98se on it...my question is do I absolutely need the cd in order for everything to work? figured I'd ask before I even bothered to get started...thanx
 

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I have many old parts from previous pc's which I know can be used to build one for my son. I have an ecs k7s5a and amd ? processor which came as a combo, the problem is can't find the original mb install disk, and the hd is not the original either its an older 20gb w/98se on it which don't have the drivers for the mb..my question is do I absolutely need the cd in order for everything to work? figured I'd ask before I even bothered to get started...thanx
 

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