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Windows locks-up during start up

Windows xp locks up at windows screen and won't fully booth.

The the hard disk drive test results report # 2-07 fail. Do I have a bad hd or virus?

The computer is a HP ZE 4805us Note Book

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That's a hardware report you are talking about. The drive has problems.

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