Having problems with your HP Pavilion a320n PC Desktop ?

On startup, goes to very dim screen

\015 Windows xp logo with the running blue "load" screen can be seen in background of dim screen, but it is not loading just stops there.\015\012Sometimes runs fine. Tried replacing memory, but didnt help. Any idea's? I'm thinkin maybe the HD is bad?\015

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If the hard drive is going bad, usually running scan disk will help diagnose the problem. If scan disk reports bad sectors then it is likely time to replace the drive. If no bad sectors then the problem is probably somewhere else. Hopefully it is functional enough to get to scan disk.
left double click on my computer, right click on the C: drive, click properties, choose the tools tab, then choose "error checking"
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