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Computer will not fully load windows

So I had the "dust on the heat sink" problem and found directions to clean the heat sink and fans. This involved opening up the laptop, which I was a bot leary of, but being out of warranty, I had little choice. After finishing the cleaning and re-assembling the computer, windows would only go into safe mode or would freeze part way through the loading process. While in safe mode I had no problems using the keyboard, touchpad, or HDD.

I used the rescue disk to re-install windows but windows again it failed to completely load on it's first try. Using a boot cd I checked the system memory, CPU, and HDD, all checked out fine.

Any ideas?

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Thanks for your input. In the end it turned out that the wireless adapter was not seated properly. I removed and reinstalled, and everything worked fine.

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First if u have VGA integrert on motherboard delable it on BIOS and put another vga while u formating ur pc.
If u use non-integrert VGA and u have another vga integrert on motherboard just go to the BIOS and desable ( integrert )
The problem is JUST UR VGA sir!!!

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