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HP m7060n Media Center PC had boot problem: now won't display any

\015 Within 30 minutes an HP m7060n Media Center PC:- booted up fine- worked fine- allowed Revo Uninstaller to remove applications (safe level)- able to do multiple full reboots during uninstalls- finally stopped booting all the way up.- ESC, F1 & F10 interrupts worked during subsequent boots.After several reattempts to boot all the way, gave up due to Thanksgiving dinner.At this point, was still able to see on display monitor, what part of boot sequence I was at when it stalled out.Sitting down to it again, now 24 hours later, I can't even get it to show up on displays.I do hear booting up sounds/lights to some extent (can't tell what due to not sending display now). I've verified all cables and monitors work fine.NOTE: One legacy problem even before all this: the top drive bay's Litescribe/CD-R drive had not been working. CD-ROM drive beneath it, has been.Please help me access this computer to fix it.\015

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Lets try to repair it using the windows installation disc. First things first, look at the motherboard down on the right lower side. I would like you to find the CMOS jumper, it will be three pins sticking up with a plastic jumper made of plastic fit over two of the pins. I would like you to move the plastic jumper over one pin so it "shorts" the next pin over. Now power the computer up and lets see if it boots to BIOS by tapping F2 during the initial power up and splash screen...if it shows it. If it does get into the bios, go to the save page and click on "set default settings", click F10, save and exit. Power down the computer, unplug it, press in the power button for 10 seconds. This will now drain all power out of the system. Move the plastic jumper back to its original position. Plug the computer back in and power it up, go into the bios....if you are in, reset the time and date. Reboot with the windows installation disc in a drive you know works. Follow the repair fix listed below. Follow it closely, it will repair most boot errors.....
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\015\012Windows Start-up Errors
\015\012Step one, you need a Windows Installation CD. If you only have a recovery disk set like the ones from HP or Compaq they will not do what you need done. Under normal circumstances however, you can use a Dell disk because the Operating system is on a stand-alone disk. All retail versions are also acceptable as well as upgrade disks. For a rule of thumb, if the disk has the Microsoft hologram it should work.
\015\012While the computer is first starting up and you see the manufacturers splash screen, tap F12 (some computers it’s F9, others it may be another key, you may have to watch and see if the computer lists the key strokes for getting to the boot menu. If you still cannot find it, boot into the BIOS settings and change your boot order there. Save your settings and exit, the computer will now seek the cd rom as its boot source first.
\015\012Place your Windows disk in the computer and start it up. When you see the test at the top of the page “Press Any Key To Boot From CD” Just hit the space bar to activate. The next screen you will see will most likely be a Windows setup screen, when you see this press the “R” key to get to the recovery console. It will get there, it may take a little time, patience. Once it loads you will be given a choice of Windows installations, there should only be one, if there are more, always pick number one. It may ask for an administrators password, if you have not set this particular password, then just leave it blank and press enter. The next prompt you see is:
\015\012C:\\Windows>
\015\012You need to type the following:
\015\012cd \\
\015\012hit enter. Pay close attention to the spacing between the characters. There is a space between the character “d” and the “\\”
\015\012You are now at the ROOT of the drive, this is where basic commands can be given and changed. You should now see the following:
\015\012C:\\>
\015\012Now type the following:
\015\012CHKDSK /R
\015\012Hit the enter key.
\015\012The chkdsk /r command also includes the P command and will also look for lost recoverable information in bad sectors.
\015\012There are occasions depending on how corrupt the system is, that this process could take several hours, so be patient with it.
\015\012Now, after chkdsk has run type the following:
\015\012FIXBOOT
\015\012Hit the enter key.
\015\012It may prompt you with a warning, that’s ok, just continue. When fixboot has finished, type: EXIT hit enter and windows will reboot. When the system reboots, tap the F8 key during this time and you will see the multi-boot menu come up. Scroll to the title “Last Know Good Configuration” and hit the enter key. If you were having some simple drive errors this should have fixed them.
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