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hello,i have a compac laptop and when i start it up i get my xp screen and then the screen goes blank.i can here my harddrive making weird noises.do you think my drive is shot? thanks for any help.marty.
 

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If it gets to the XP splash screen and goes to a black screen it is loading Windoze drivers, malware or spyware for windows startup. Boot into safe mode and run a virus scan, Adaware and aything else you can think of.
 

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hello, i misled you when i first start my laptop i get the menu screen not the xp screen and whatever option i pick,safemode ect. i get the xp splash screen and then a blank screen and harddrive noise.
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If you open the laptop up and find out what brand of hard drive you have, then you can go to their web site and download diagnostic software for that micro-drive. A lot of times after you run it the noise will go away. Otherwise I would use your rescue disk...
 
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