On friday, my laptop, Presario 2500, hung halfway through startup. Tried safe mode etc and it showed drivers loading and then just stopped. No way fwd I could find. Tried an XP repair but the installer would only do a complete XP install. In the end I did a complete rebuild from scratch.
Someting similar happened a month ago, XP oaded tot he users screen and then froze - no mouse - no C,A, D - nothing. That time XP would repair but still ended with problems so had to do a clean install.
Seems like some of the OS files are getting corrupted? But could it be a disk hardware problem?
I guess it's going to happen again - too much co incidence - so the question is how can I find the reason. Ran for the previous 15 months without a flicker - no significan S/w changes - no warnings etc - or is there anything I could have done at the time to recover without a day of rebuilding.
You betcher. SP2 is a must have if the system will take it. I have come across several systems where the only answer so far is a complete reinstall of XP SP1 and leave it at that. There are many sites and forums out there to help (see above thread) - a bios update is one road I have not tried yet. Has anyone else?
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