DOS progress bar on boot-up
When I boot my Averatec 6130-HS laptop, I get the usual Averatec logo, but after that, instead of a black screen for a couple of seconds followed by the Windows XP loading screen, I get a black screen with a flashing cursor, then a DOS progress bar at the bottom, which sometimes takes a few seconds to fill. Then XP loads as usual, though it seems like it takes longer than before.
I recently had all these problems, so I did a factory restore and they were completely cured. But 2 weeks after the restore, it's started happening again. Does anyone have any idea why?
I know the obvious thing to suggest is "hardware problem" but this would not explain why a factory restore fixes everything, and why it subsequently starts happening again after a couple of weeks.
I have not screwed with any services or anything like that this time round, just in case that's what was doing it.