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Re: machine won't start

From: Carsten Mattner <carstenmattner@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:25:04 +0200

On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 2:58 AM, Edward M <martinezedward228@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/03/2012 02:15 PM, Carsten Mattner wrote:
>> At that point I hit hard (cold) reset and since that time the machine
>> won't leave the BIOS startup phase (POST?).
>> Took out the CMOS battery for a minute to no avail. Anything else I
>> should try? Is it possible that the ROM or CPU has been damaged by
>> the installer? I can't even get into the BIOS via DEL.
>> I'll take out the CMOS battery overnight and try tomorrow.
>> Thanks for any help.
>> .
>     Sounds like identical problem i was having with my old intel based
> laptop.
>     After the first reboot, following an install, it would get stuck on the
> BIOS screen.
>      i had to do. turn  off  the system, remove the hd, connect it on an
> another system and install
>    another os, erasing dragonfly. reconnect the hd back to the laptop then
> the laptop would boot fine.
>    unfortunately, i never found the solution, the hd pins were beginning to
> bend  from removing
>    the hd alot  trying  to find a workaround.

The most important questions are
- will the installer always corrupt the hdd in this machine?
- is there a plan to fix this?

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