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depawl

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Have had to reinstall ME on this computer 3 times in the last month. It's a Presario running ME. After a week or two I get the Windows New Hardware found wizard on boot up. But where the new hardware should be it's blank. Can't get beyond it even in Safe Mode. Just goes to a GSOD (Grey Screen of Death).
After reinstalling ME and fiddling with some other stuff (eSafe antivirus was corrupted and had to be reinstalled) it 's back to normal for now. Have run AdAware, SpyBot, etc, which found minimal infection. HJT log is clean.
Any ideas?
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peterm

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Sounds more like the BIOS
Is the computer loosing the date and time?.
Can you disable the PnP in your BIOS ? Do you know how to edit the bios or do you need help with that ?
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DP

Edited by peterm, 10 October 2005 - 08:31 PM.

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No, date and time are holding fine. Yes I can edit BIOS.
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What model of Presario is it?
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It's a 5192.
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go into your bios and see if you can disable Pnp (plug and play)
This is not the final solution just a starting point
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ok, done. As I said previously, it's running ok, now since I reinstalled windows me. Now that I've disabled PnP I'll just have to wait and see if the problem reoccurs.
Thank you.
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