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My hp tx 1200 will not boot. I started having problems with it freezing. Now it will go to the HP insignia and I try to go to safe mode, sometimes it will let me other times it won't. I just tried to open it, and hit f8, it said the windows file were loading, then went to the microsoft logo, but then froze. I don't know what to do. A friend of mine was able to get a boot disk, and said when he tried to test the memory, it would get to 77% and then shut down. I've had it just over 18 months and have always had problems with the vista.

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  • nevalvn Aug 03, 2008

    For clarification: my hp 1200 is a tablet PC. Noticed the problem after I tried to install a stowaway keyboard for my PDA. It did not download correctly to the PDA, so I just took it off the PDA, but my laptop crashed soon after. I don't know if I messed up some of the drivers or what? Thanks for any help.

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Boot to a Windows Operating System CD ROM and do a clean installation (You'll be prompted to choose a partition before the format screen appears, make sure to choose "NTFS Normal" and not "NTFS Quick" when prompted to format). This will wipe the harddrive and get rid of any problems you may have, since you can't even boot to "Safe Mode", cause if you can I would suggest running a full virus scan with up to date definitions in Safe Mode to see if any viruses are causing your PC's problems and possibly fix them.
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Hi,

Initially, I suspect a hardware fault. Perhaps you can try to open the casing, remove the memory and clean the little gold tips with the use of a pencil eraser. Should there be any add-on card, you might as well clean them likewise. In some instances, similar problems were resolved by doing a reset on the CMOS/BIOS by temporarily moving the appropriate jumper to the opposite pair and back. Alternately, the same effect could be achieved by simply removing the back-up/memory battery for a couple of minutes.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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    Louie Role Aug 03, 2008

    Hi again,

    I mistook the title of your as your unit being a desktop. In your particular unit, the memories are often at the bottom and are covered by a squarish panel/lid. Other than the add-on cards, the cleaning would still hold true.


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Reinstall you operating system again sir

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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    Aiswaria Sekar Aug 03, 2008

    if the system is getting frozen then it may be due to a bad OS or a bad hard disk with bad sectors.




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    Aiswaria Sekar Aug 03, 2008

    i think the OS has crashed

    so have a XP boot disk and reinstall the operating system

    if the re installation of XP does not solve your problem then it can be due to some bad sector in your hard disk.


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