> Hi I spend 8 hours with HP tech support trying to solve a Windows Vista Start
> Up Repair problem. We repartitioned the hard drive and tried to reinstall. We
> did extensive checks of the memory and hard drive and they seem functional.
> Even went into Dos Mode to see if we could create a directory on the hard
> drive (and did).
> The install fails during the setup process (tried repeatedly).
> Does any out there recognize the symptom of "$$$$$" in columns across the
> screen during initial boot up with a partially mis-spelled info message
> (reading something like "Windows instaling files") give any clue as to what
> my problem might be?
I would guess a bad video chip, but that's just a guess. If this is a
new computer I'd just return it under warranty. You shouldn't be having
this kind of torture with a new machine.
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