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Blue screen with message to shut down.

Windows XP keep rebooting even after using original HP OS disk:
1. Setup....unable to set up as detected partition problem
2. R .... repaired buat still unable to restart

Hard disk makes grinding noise when running which goes away softer later.\

Do I need to replace the hard disk?

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Sounds like it is just about gone to me...

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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    Thomas Christopher Jan 04, 2008

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what modem, who's and where, ?
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which blue HP screen there are many,
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NO OS stated, is this XP?
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as do Refurb companies endless.

if windows?, the windows log in screen is next.
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or any of 50 other windows blue screens of *****.?
why not post a photo of the screen?
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one modern HP W10 screen 1 of 50

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first off you are not using real HP disks are you.
sure. its old Blue Microsoft disks right,
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XP is a dead OS. for 3 years now, zero updates and is now a virus magnet extream.
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Xp can be installed many ways, not one stated by you.

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Personally I avoid all CD nows, they sux'd then and do now more.
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then burn the ISO to a 4GB or bigger uSB memory stick using free RUFUS app.
boot to stick. on my HP hit F9 and pick Udisk USB. boot
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i bet bad CD. seen it vast times, endless , but not today. too savvy now. to mess with any CD, if you copy it to ISO and get CRC errors
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the problem with real old PC most cant boot to USB
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ill now ill try to learn what yours can or can not do.
lacking ,what is there now.
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What is the default boot order? The default boot order settings for the computer are configured in the factory. The default boot order for HP notebook PCs is listed below.
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