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Old 09-16-2005, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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