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Old 05-11-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: cape girardeau
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I have a HP Pavillion DV5000 that runs windows XP. It began acting up, so I restarted it and now it will not load windows at all. It bluescreens real quickly and then begins to attempt again. I ran a PhoenixBios and it stated PASS. So, is my hardrive screwed? Thanks
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Will it boot into safe mode? This indicates that a driver or something configured to load is the problem.

If not, then you might try repairing your installation through the recovery console if you have your XP CD.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: cape girardeau
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Hey Asheville, thanks. It's not even loading in SM, I'll try the Cd. I just had the HD replaced in Jan.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:15 AM
 
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Start pressing F8 at the und of the HP POST screen, you should get a boot menu. Select the disable autorestart option, this will make it stop at the BSOD, post back with the BSOD info, can't suggest anything without it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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This happened to me a month ago. My PC was attacked by a virus that wiped out Windows. I had to have my PC wiped clean after I backed up my files/docs onto an external HD then rebuild the computer from scratch. Thank God I have a good friend in KY who did it for me when I was down there over Derby week-end.
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