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Problem while booting Win XP

Yell Srik
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Joined: Mar 10, 2004
Posts: 61
I have a HP Pavilion PC with Windows XP OS (667 Mhz, 192 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard disk)

Whenever i boot my system, it always displays the message: "Your disk has to be scanned for errors. Please press any key within 20 seconds to stop disk scanning"
If i allow the disk scanning, it scans my systems, but immediately throws up the an error message in blue background which is something like:"PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. Error in SMBios.sys etc etc
Please restart the system to continue" and i have to restart my machine.

But when i stop automatic disk checking by pressing any key, my system boots up normally.
It hangs only when i allow the automatic disk checking for errors.
What might be the reason for this?

thanks in advance.
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
You ever think about doing this?

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

Or this?

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Ayub ali khan
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Joined: Oct 20, 2005
Posts: 394

You can speak to an online HP tech from the following URL

Hope that helps

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