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Eratic booting up

By chancks ·
I'm using a HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook (tx 1000). It is running in Vista. Recently, I have difficulty starting it. When power up, the light that shows HDD activity just blink once or twice and it goes off and the screen remains blank. After several tries, it starts up. Sometimes, it start up, with the HDD light on but Windows Logo did not appear. I have to turn it off and restart again before it can work (sometimes after another few more tries). I was told to do a recovery with the recovery discs. But I was a little reluctant because then I have to reinstall many programmes again. Is there any other better solutions? Thanks. Chan KS, Singapore

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Try another HDD and more memory.....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Eratic booting up

Take out the old HDD and mount it in a USB powered caddy, then replace with a new HDD and more memory, make the memory at least 2GB, install your operating system and see if it works ok. If not then it would be the motherboard.
Hope all works out for you.

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