over40plus 17:13 31 Mar 10

Every time I switch my laptop on I get a black scrren asking which operating system i wanted to use Vista I click on and it seems to load as normal. But in the start menu at bottom left it is giving me all these 8888888888888888 numbers. i can get on the Internet Ok but i have a clicking noise sounds like morse code.

  Al94 17:17 31 Mar 10

sticking 8 key on keyboard?

  octal 20:08 31 Mar 10

It sounds like a corrupt bootloader, have you ever tried dual booting with another operating system like Linux or another Windows system? That can mess up the bootloader if you remove the old system it leaves things in there that shouldn't be there.

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