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    My PC wont start.

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    by truetyr ·

    I have a hp pavilion running windows xp sp2.
    When i turned it on today, it went through the memory check as usual, but after that nothing more happens.
    all I can see is a white flashing: ” _ ” up in the right corner. i have restarted several times. but nothing works.

    And i dont know to start in DoS with HP’s poor BIOS.

    + i do not have a boot disk.

    thank you

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    • #3310483

      Reply To: My PC wont start.

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to My PC wont start.

    • #3310467

      Reply To: My PC wont start.

      by willcomp ·

      In reply to My PC wont start.

      Wait 5 minutes or so when cursor begins flashing and see if an error message appears.

      Based on limited info, first suspicion is hard drive failure.

      Dalton

    • #3297235

      Reply To: My PC wont start.

      by bull173312 ·

      In reply to My PC wont start.

      It is most likely the hard drive. It could also be problems in the FAT. It could even be a virus.
      If it is the drive itself you might get lucky and get it to boot if you rap on the side of the tower when to the point where it stops.

    • #3297233

      Reply To: My PC wont start.

      by bull173312 ·

      In reply to My PC wont start.

      It is most likely the hard drive. It could also be problems in the FAT. It could even be a virus.
      If it is the drive itself you might get lucky and get it to boot if you rap on the side of the tower when it gets to the point where it stops.

    • #3296724

      Reply To: My PC wont start.

      by ryfry9 ·

      In reply to My PC wont start.

      Do you have a golf club? Just kidding. Try to do a system restore. This is one of the good? features of XP. Put the WIN XP disk in and do a repair current installation through the menus.

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