HP Laptop

By drummer
Dec 28, 2004
  1. I have an HP Laptop computer. A couple of weeks ago, the laptop crashed. I had to do a complete recovery to be able to restart the computer. I kept having the same problem, so I took the laptop back to where I bought it from. They sent it off to their technicians where they said the mother board was going bad. So I took it to a friend, who is very knowledgable with computers, and he reloaded a different build of Windows XP Home. He said the computer is now running fine. My question is, will a bad version of Windows make it look like the mother board was going bad?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No, if the person diagnosing it is competent.

    Yes, anything can be blamed on faulty hardware on first glance.
  3. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    I have a HP now , and a few other laptops. The point is that you must keep up to date with software, firmware,etc. updates at the Manufacturers site, as much as you would do at Microsoft.
    Because of the limitations of proprietary systems the end user is a little more dependant on the company's testing and subsequent developed upgrades etc.
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