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I have an old Acer Aspire 1640 laptop, with freshly restored from backup windows partition. No viruses, no any unusual programs installed.
The problem as the follows: When windows XP Home boots in normal mode it does not respond on mouse/keyboard events, and I have to remove the battery to reboot the machine.
But in the Safe mode windows boots fine, I opened the event log and noticed a record dated the last fail - the SENS (System Event Notification) service hung.
I tried to disable the service, it did not help. I tried to reinstall Windows, the installer behaves same way.
But any Linux live CD I tried boots and works without any problem.
My questions: Could this be a hardware problem (the interrupt controller or something malfunction)?
Can windows be fixed/patched/reconfigured
to work with it? What else can I do?