Fixing a friends computer

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    A friend of mine has a custom HP desktop he built through Best Buy, its about 2 years old and is still a pretty decent system. He wants to add some new hardware to keep it up to date and it is in major need of a reformat. However Best Buy didn't give him any type of restore disc or driver disc. So is there a way we can find out what drivers he needs for the motherboard as far as chipset, LAN etc?
     
  2. RyanL

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    HP should have some specific drivers if they are needed.

    Otherwise I'd just open the case and see what kind of motherboard that it is. :dunno:
     
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    HP is not a "custom" pc.
     
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    well, its customized. lol :ugh:
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    It was probably built to consumer selected specifications.

    There is most likely a partition on the harddrive that has the operating system and all the needed drivers.

    Try the F10 key at the HP logo screen, it should take you into a recovery screen.

    If all else fails find the part number and take a look at http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html
     
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    Yeah I pretty sure that is how its setup. It wasn't a custom PC per say but he was able to pick all the parts that went into it. As with every pre-built PC he paid way too much for what he got but oh well.
     

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