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I have windows XP and my wife laptop (vista) is hung on loading screen after system restores...


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#1 RedHotDiggityDawg

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

Ok, beyond frustrated. My wifes computer is used by herself and the teenage kids. They are definately not computer savvy. It apparently got a nasty virus by browsing for homework related searches, and installation of games (go figure)... I tried a restore point, didnt work, no restore points were availiable. I tried a system restore to factory condition, now it hangs on the loading screen forever. I have found similar posts throughout the internet which fixes do not work.

Edit: i got into BIOS and check the hard drive and it said it needs to be replaced, so i will do just that. My next question is, i don't particularly care for vista, and i want to install latest windows version other than vista (XP no longer has support, (well it does with a cost ;) ). Am i supposed to get the same type of hard drive for this laptop (HP Pavillion 6775, nVidia GeForce 8400M GS processor)??? And will it accept a different type of OS ???

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:53 PM

The same type(IDE/SATA)of hard drive and see this link from HP FAQreagrding the updrade of OS and driver support for the laptop model.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:44 AM

FWIW: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01859348&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c01859348/loc:1&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3646998

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