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Laptop does not finish booting up

My HP Compaq 6710 will not finish it's boot cycle. I pass the windows screen (xp) and log in and my background and desktop icons appear, but then it locks up by displaying the hourglass whenever I mouse over the taskbar and start button. The laptop just had windows reinstalled yesterday because of a prior virus issue. No icons load in taskbar including battery, or network. Task manager cannot be opened. I left the laptop for 3 hours, and it never finished booting.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    I reformatted teh drive before reinstalling xp.

  • TBA420 May 11, 2010

    when the OS was re-installed did you format the drive or do a repair?


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I recommend you need to re-installed the OS

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