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After installing an automatic update, upon re-starting, my computer will load the windows xp welcome screen, the blue bar, under the windows xp icon, scrolls as if the computer is booting up. The screen goes black, re-starts and does the same thing over and over until I shut of the computer. Any ideas? My laptop is an Acer 5050 running xp.

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Sounds like the HAL.DLL problem that I have with my Aspire One.
Try booting off a genuine Windows XP disc and choosing the 'recovery console' option. At the command line, type 'CHKDSK C:' and press Enter. If you're lucky, that will do the trick.

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