Why isnt there a reply button at the bottom of every post?? or am i missing it because of "TURKEY BLINDNESS"
Nootch...yup...did all that...naked drive...re-boot with one or first program install...and yep ...same result...it would boot all way to colored screen(right before win login page) and snag...then ...cntrl-alt-del...and immediately run HP diagnostics..which now showed BRAND NEW HARDRIVE with multiple sectors with damage ....recommendation: remove all important data immediately.,,,from there (with same hdd) went into recovery options,,NO DICE nothing worked and win recovery was no longer offering me "change start-up options" it was just GONE. I was able to get into windows through safe -mode a couple of the times. So i grabbed another hdd...cleared it down to all unallocated space and installed again and here I am ...not wanting to re-start for fear of crashing permanently and missing FINALS this weekend. my install disk was purched at staples and i came from win 7 pro.
...I wonder if farts that gobble and crapping feathers are symptoms of TURKEY COMA ?