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Our HP Pavillion PC (a6242) is running Windows Vista. We've faced random blue screens of death, but now it won't stay on for a few minutes without freezing. I've tried to create a recovery disk for the Vista, but now it's hanging up there. So, now am concerned it's an HP thing. Open to suggestions!

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The HDD is on its way out. save all your data to an external HDD plus the drivers in win 32, so you can use them when you reload the operating system.
Replace the HDD and reload the operating system.
You could try disk check and try and repair bad blocks but in my experience a disk change is the only long term solution.
Sorry I couldn’t be more positive but I hope this helps you make a decision before it's to late and you lose all your data.

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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