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Windows Vista Boot-up Problem?

My dad has a HP Pavilion running Windows Vista Home Premium and I tried to turn it on but, a screen came up and it gave me an option to go into "Safe Mode" or "Start Windows Normally" and a couple more options. And I selected Start Normally and another screen came up saying Windows Disk Cleanup and I let it do its thing and in the middle of the process the machine shut down out of no where. So I turned it on and went through the same process but I didn't do the disk cleanup and them it let me log in and I got to the desktop and it shut down again.

So please if anyone knows how to fix this reply to this message.

Thanks

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UPDATE

In reply to: Windows Vista Boot-up Problem?

When I said Disk clean up, I actually meant checking the C Drive for consitency.

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Sounds like

In reply to: Windows Vista Boot-up Problem?

Sounds like a bad power supply. IF the system is still under warranty, call HP and have them send you a new one. Otherwise, hope it's just a plain ATX power supply, and there's nothing proprietary about it, and go to your local Best Buy type store and buy a new one. Just check the output rating on the one currently in the system (probably 250W) and make sure any new power supply you buy has an output rating matching, or exceeding, your original.

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hope u have the vista cd---------don't reinstall!

In reply to: Windows Vista Boot-up Problem?

Hi-had this problem several times-just use the VISTA cd-DON't reinstall-use the "REPAIR" OPTION and Vista will repair any problems!-hope this helps-take a kid fishing!!

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Vista with no disc

In reply to: hope u have the vista cd---------don't reinstall!

We bought the computer with Vista already installed on it so, it didn't come with one.

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You have two options...

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1.) Burn the recovery DVDs, as instructed in the user manual.
2.) Order the recovery DVDs from the manufacturer for a nominal fee.

Unfortunately, a lot of people skip over #1 until it is too late.

John

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you guys don't have to reply

In reply to: You have two options...

I bought a mac and we recycled the HP.

But thanks for all of your suggestions.

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