Re: Operating system N5470 (77 Views)
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Stash
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Registered: ‎12-02-2003
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Operating system N5470

I need help. I've got N5470 and I formatted hard disc the oryginal WinME.
Now I can't install any other system. I have system recovery, but my computer
tells me "wrong laptop model". What can I do? One more thing, When I start my
computer I see it's not a Pavilion, but Omnibook, why? Thanks for help!
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Chris Kucy
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Registered: ‎03-29-2002
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Re: Operating system N5470

Somehow your BIOS got messed up. Several other people in the past have had the same problem with their Pavilions showing up as Omnibooks. The recovery cd's check the bios to make sure it matches. If it detects a different bios then it will say its the wrong model.

You would need to reflash your bios to the correct version, but I just checked the driver downloads for the N5470 and it also shows up as the Omnibook XE3-GD. THe only version of the bios available is for the XE3-GD and is version GD.M1.08. I checked the whole site for a Pavilion 5470 bios but had no luck.

You may want to call tech support because they may know more about this, or someone else here on the forums might have some insight on this too.
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