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Will not let me Restore windows

Same problem but it will not let me reinstall windows or restore with the OSD it boots then loads all dirvers and then stalls at starting windows screen. even tried a fresh disk of Windows xp Home same thing. Hard diags show disk is healthy. Compaq support is no hepl I change out memory. same results.

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Sounds like your hard drive is dead. If you can get to the XP recovery console with the XP cd, try running:
chkdsk /r
(it takes about 30+mins to finish) to repair the hard drive. It should work if you are able to run that. Otherwise it will tell you it failed because of the bad hard drive.

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