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03-09-2010 01:37 AM - edited 03-09-2010 01:41 AM
Unfortunately it looks like something got corrupted in the registry. When the words flash on the screen, have you tried hitting the Pause/Break key to see what it says? It might provide more information on what's going on.
First thing I would do is do a hard reset on the notebook: Unplug notebook, remove battery, hold power button for about 10 seconds.
Next boot into your system's BIOS. It should flash on the HP logo screen what key it is to enter it. Then choose the "Set BIOS to Default" option.
If that doesn't work the only other thing you can do is reseat the memory just in case it's loose (make sure you're grounded first).
You'll probably end up having to recover the system through the recovery partition. It might also be possible to use a live CD OS (like Bart's PE, or one of the linux distributions) and try to run a restore from it. If they don't help you can still pull your data with the live CD's software.