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Ongoing problem with HP dv9000 Pavillion

Comment posted on Jan 13, 2009 Thanks for trying rebelyes 1 but still no luck. if i press f8 after getting to password promt (password not entered but option restart selected) in restart mode the hard drive freezes. if i press f8 on initial startup the hard drive doesn't start. when started normaly the computer advances to the password prompt BUT when the password is entered the computer advances to the WELCOME word and then the screen and curser freeze but the hard drive light keeps flickering and you can hear the hard drive working. because the system came pre-instaled with vista, pc world dont even give you a disc to boot from. I made 3 hp recovery discs but they dont work OR more as lickely I'm doing it wrong. My head hurts and all I want to do is headbutt the damn screen. Any other suggestions please. I'm sooooo P"£$^d off.

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