Im trying to fix my girlfriends zt1000 laptop. it started having issues with clicking coming from what i beleive is the hard drive. after a few weeks it just stopped working. when it trys to boot up it gives me this message
"1500 mhz pentium 4 cpu
external cache: 512k installed
hard disk boot sector invalid
press "h" to retry hard disk , any other key for next device"
i tried the recovery cds from hp but it always hangs up after about 15 secs.
i sent it in to be fixed under the extended warranty and they told me it had "spill damage" i use the comp 99% of the time and i know theyre just jerking me around. and now the cdrom isnt showing up so im stuck. has anyone else had this prob or know how i can boot off of another device like lan or usb? please help im pulling my hair out over this one :eek: