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Solved: Boot Problem--Help!

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I have a 2 yr old Fujitsu-Siemens laptop with Win XP Home Ed. installed. Never had any major problems until now. Turned the laptop off a few days ago w/o any probs. No error messages etc. Next morning I couldn't get past the F2/F12 boot screen. Safe Mode didn't work either. Used the Win XP installation CD and tried Repair mode. Good news: was back into Windows and everything was running normally. Bad news: assumed it was all okay again and turned laptop off. Next morning: same story again!! Did Repair mode again and am now NOT turning the computer off. BTW, when I am up and running I did a MS Update which involved restarting. This was no problem. It seems, then, that turning the laptop off somehow screws things up. Can someone please help me a) suggest what might be going wrong, b) how I can check for possible sources of the problem, and c) what I can do about it.
Big thanks in advance:) :) :)
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When you do a Repair.
What do you do? Do you do a chkdsk?
[drive:] Specify the drive to check.

filename Specify the file(s) to check for fragmentation (FAT only).

/F Automatically Fix file system errors on the disk.

/X Fix file system errors on the disk, (Win2003 and above)
dismounts the volume first, closing all open file handles.

/R Scan for and attempt Recovery of bad sectors.

/V Display the full path and name of every file on the disk.

/L:size NTFS only: change the log file size to the specified number of kilobytes. If size is not specified, displays the current log size and the drive type
(FAT or NTFS).

/C Skip directory corruption checks.

/I Skip corruption checks that compare directory entries to the
file record segment (FRS) in the volume's master file table (MFT)
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When you do the Repair.
It comes to a DOS screen.
Do the Chkdsk at that point.
You can at least do a chkdsk.
Go to My computer and go to Properties of your C drive and Tools.
And check mark both in the Error Checking.
When you reboot it will check the Drive.
or you can also get a tool from the maker of the Harddrive and run the Harddrive check and see if you drive is going bad.
What about a program from the maker of your HD that checks the Disk?
Or some other Harddrive checking program?
Here is a site that has a bunch of them.
And if you know your Harddrive Manufacture choose that one.
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