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My pc gets past the Windows XP black screen and they stops loading up. Though music starts to play. Never heard that before. Have hit F10 to the recovery system. Followed those directions and they the blue screen shows up with windows starting up and dots start to appear in rows but then suddenly stops. Again the music plays for a while.

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Hi there,

The first portion of your description of symptoms would usually lead to the conclusion that your hard drive is about shot, but the rows of dots at the Recovery attempt point sqarely to your video card about to fail completely.

It could actually be both problems if your hard drive is 3 or more years old or has been run heavily and continuously for gaming or other intensive apps.

That's about all I think most of us here could tell you from a distance.

Best Regards,

Marcus

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