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#1 fabttabj

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:18 PM

I am having a problem starting up windows xp, home edition. Last night computer froze. Shut down by powering down. When restarted hp logo came up and then windows xp came up and then blank screen...tried rebooting in "safe mode" and nothing. Evenually it carried thru and started up, but now it is hit and miss. A couple of times only had half of a desktop although everything else works. Did virus scan and adaware. Do not have a clue what is wrong any suggestions? Computer is HP Pavilion Laptop. Thanks

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 01:30 PM

Anytime your system crashes (for whatever reason), I suggest that the first thing you should do (once you get it booted) is to run chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console or initiate it from within XP.

How To Run CHKDSK In XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q315265

Chkdsk Explained, Understanding What Chkdsk Does - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314835/EN-US/

The second thing...take a look in Event Viewer and see what errors require attention.

Microsoft Windows XP - Using Event Viewer - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...r.mspx?mfr=true

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