XP problem after booting

By pepart
Jan 8, 2009
  1. Hi!

    After turning my computer on (Aspire 5670), everything seems to boot ok, but when I want to unfold the Start menu, the cursor arrow changes to the sandglass and I can't perform any action. The Start menu would not unfold, I cannot even hightlight any of the icons on desktop.
    It's not the touchpad problem- it's working fine.
    I recently formatted my disc and reinstalled XP.

    This problem happens almost everyday, every other time I turn on the computer.

    Does anybody know what that is and how to avoid it in the future?

  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

    Could be hard disk going bad. Have you run chkdsk with full checks? Also run HDD manufacturers test software (download). Could be battery/power supply problem too.
  3. pepart

    pepart TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran chkdsk- nothing strange happened.
    I've noticed that it boots easier when I remove battery.
    What should I do?
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,423   +77

    Have the battery checked or replaced
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