Laptop won't boot; desktop,no icons

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patti - May 26, 2010 at 11:56 AM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - May 26, 2010 at 06:27 PM
Hello,
My Dell Latitude laptop running XP won't finish booting. I get to the desktop but have no icons and no functionality on keys, right or left click. Not even CTRL ALT DEL. Twice while booting it's run CHKDSK and fixed (?) registry errors but still no boot. I hear a dull slow click from the HDD in the background but other than that its stuck with my wallpaper showing and I can't do anything at that point but shut down with the power button> Anyone have any advice for me?

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
May 26, 2010 at 06:27 PM
Most likely your hard disk has failed and needs to be replaced.
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