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Start up problem. model No:a6460a.serialNo:12038 software build No:aud81 108ml: purchase date, 09.07.2008. hard drive takes approx. 4 to 5 attempts to start when switched on.at times will require to be switched of and restarted but that is not a guarentee that it will start straigght away.It will change from the hp invent window to one indicating that a start up problem has occured and requests a normal start. on doing so the screen reverts back to the hp invent screen then to a windows error screen or back to the start windows normally screen. As stated previously this occurs several times till finally the start up screen comes up.on signing in the home page comes up with a box stating that windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown. Also the computer shuts down itself at times during internet connection. Can some one please help as this prblem is becoming very frusterating and does not help the good standing of hp. Regards, peter bresser

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Your case is common in most hp desktop i believe the bios of your hp has certain problems so what i'll recommend to you is to update the bios of your mainboard you can search it on th einternet or if you can't surf properly repair the operating system by flashing in your bootable disk then restart and boot up the disk and proceed to the setup then repair the os

hope it helped you!:]

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