Update: I ran the disk check option in BIOS and then booted up from the CD drive no problems :-)
However.... in a foolish attempt to save a few quid, I bought a 160GB HDD to put in, which would be fine except for the fact that the lappy shipped with a 320GB and when I go to run the HP recovery manager - guess what it says :-(
"The hard drive is smaller than the one shipped with this computer - recovery cannot continue"
Doh!!! One lesson learnt for today. Looks like a trip back to the shop for me
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