Originally Posted by Compaq
sounds like hes being messing with the hardware and made a mess of the machine.
I would check everything thats been added to that machine and also make sure the hard drive is ok.
nothing wrong with hp they have been going for years along side the likes of ibm and i can only see them getting better now they have joined with compaq
My first Pentium was a Compaq - a desktop 133Mhz. No offense to Compaq but that was crap - even at the time when I knew so little.
Yeah; checking it all sounds like a silly thing but its worth a try.