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Hp pavilion a1200y with windows xp home

I turn on the computer and it tries to run the windows then it goes black shows the three partitions witch is windows xp home windows recovery and windows setup none of these are working when i go to the home edition it ask me to put my cd in i do the it tells me that it can not run it do to internal erro and missing file wich i do not have the set up just goes to a black screen does nothing the recovery asks for a pass word wicth i dont have so how can i get the file i need or fix this problem i am on another computer because my hp is not working

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Hmm,
It seems that you might either have a problem with your hard drive or you might have a huge Trojan that is not allowing you too sign on. If you cannot go to your desktop, you might have to get a new computer, if your finally able, try scanning it with a anti-virus.


Hope this helps,
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Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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