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Ok so every time I go to turn on my Dads laptop, it goes the loading Windows XP screen, and the bar keeps going across for hours.

Is it the HDD dying?
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tell dad to stop downloading porn lol jk jk

yes i think its the HDD
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That's an HDD issue? Strange. I had that problem with XP a while back and put Linux on it. Maybe I got lucky.

OP: You have another Windows disc to try installing on it?
     
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