My laptop may be dying

I hope not, but my not quite 3 year old HP laptop, with Windows XP on it, is having difficulties. It only boots correctly every other attempt, or sometimes the third attempt. Sometimes in the off attempts, it hangs on the HP boot screen, other times it goes all the way to the login screen, then hangs on login. Occasionally it’ll even log in, but the USB ports won’t work, and other programs get hung trying to open.

For some reason though, powering it off, and rebooting makes it all just fine and dandy again, at least until the next boot attempt.

I’m going to have to take some time to troubleshoot this at some point, in the mean time, anyone got some suggestions on where I should start?

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