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I'm running an HP Elitebook on Vista - it's only a couple of months old. All of a sudden it has stopped booting properly. It runs for about 5 minutes on each screen and then fails to load the desktop. When I boot in safe-mode, it loads the desktop - a bit slowly, but it manages, but then it tries to open windows explorer, fails, and restarts it, fails and restarts it, etc. I can't even get into task manager. This is the second Elitebook I've been sent that has failed within a couple of months. Am I doing something completely wrong? I'm running AVG, Matlab, skype and Open Office

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Are you able to boot in safe mode with networking and able to log onto google.com?
Please let me know and i will send you a link fro a FREE downloadable software to sort out this problem.
If you are unable to boot up in safe mode with networking and access the internet, I suggest a full reinstall of vista.

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AVG is useless. Sounds to me like you are working the HDD to hard. (heat is the factor).

If there is any sort of clicking/humming sound coming from the bottom, it's the HDD.

HP's are known to fail quickly. You pay for what you get.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

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