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Old 11-04-04, 07:31 PM
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My company was giving away old laptops for $20. I picked a HP omnibook 900. It has a docking station with cd rom network card etc. Anyway while it is on the docking station it works fine, but when I take it off it freezes. Any clue why it does that, or how to fix it ? It does not freeze up when I am in Safe Mode.

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Old 11-05-04, 05:16 PM
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you mean it locks up when you remove it from the dock while its turned on? or does it not boot and work properly at all outside of the docking station?
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It will boot, but after and work for about 30 seconds before it freezes.
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sounds like either the undocked profile in windows is corrupted, or there could be a hardware problem of some sort. The first step would be to format the drive and reinstall everything from scratch. Many times the systems get corrupted and messed up over long periods of time. Before erasing the drive, make sure you have the drivers and system support software on an accessible media format before erasing the entire hard drive. You can check with the manufacturer's website to be sure you can get all the support drivers etc... beforehand. This can take some time and would be difficult for someone new to the process, which will be even worse on an old, outdated system since the manufacturer probably won't provide support on such an old model.

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