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Multiple restarts required to get laptop running. It will run if I restart it about 7 times; prior to that it hangs up at each restart, then finally takes a couple more restarts to get the airport signal to come in.

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Your harddrive may be failing.
Insert the CD that came with your computer originally and hold option (alt) when you turn on your computer. Then click on the CD icon and then the arrow below it. Once you have booted from the CD, open up the utilities menu bar and choose Disk Utility. Click on "Repair Disk" and let the program run, if the disk is not able to be fixed, you need to backup your data and then replace the hard drive.
There are plenty step by step guides on youtube. All you need is a 2.5 notebook hard drive and a Torque screwdriver set and you are good to go.

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