I recently bought an HP laptop, not too long ago (not even a month), and i have had a few problems hear and there, but nothing major; but I've always passed it off as "well, i guess Vista really does suck" - its only been stuff like, oh the sound isn't working, or my icons didn't load up (so i just restarted and it was fine)
but recently, whenever i boot up my computer sometimes it seems to get stuck right before the screen where Windows is loading, u know, the one with the little progress bar that juts loops back and forth.
i found a video of youtube, and its easier to explain that way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_lJlpCGwW8
right at 0:24, when there is just a black screen and a horizontal line flashing, that's where my problem is.
sometimes the line stops flashing, and my computer doesn't do anything.
usually then i just hold down the power button, and the computer turns off, and I try again.
and most of the time it then just starts normally and everythign is fine. there have been times when I've had to turn it off and retry up to 3 times ....
anyone have any ideas what i should do, or how bad this could be?
[EDIT] - it started up normal today, don't know why, but it did. but then i restarted and it got stuck once, again.