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Please help - it's possessed!

Where to begin...
When I connect the power cord to the laptop it turns itself on automatically (battery is ejected).
About every other start up I would have to reload windows xp, sometimes no problem but that's now the past. During installation from the cd it randomly decides it's had enough first by beeping 2 times and after a few moments it shuts down.
If you time it right hitting the power button when it turns off, it will turn back on and continue from where it left off - but timing is everything and lately it will start again only to after a minute or so it gives ya the 2 beep signal. Or you may get the Compaq screen scrambled, or a black screen which sometimes has a blinking _.

Also, I don't know if this is related but when I go into command prompt can no longer do many things - access is denied - for some reason I'm not feelin' this is good at all!!!

I looked viewed all situations posted and I didn't see anything, but if I missed a solution I apologize for repeating and wasting your time.

Any input is more than welcome!!!!! Thanks - nygiantslt56@aol.com

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