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Old 08-29-2006, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New PC freezing at startup. PLEASE HELP

I just built a new computer for a friend and it keeps freezing at the Windows logo startup screen.
I have checked everything including a new install of Windows. I checked the ram with Memtest for 6 hours. I checked the drivers, however something is weird. The Ethernet has a yellow question mark on it and says that no drivers are found for this device.
Should I repair the Windows installation? What could it be? Please help.
This problem happens about half the time he tries to boot up, so for the meantime I have told him not to shut off his computer.
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get the latest chipset, graphics, and network drivers for his board.
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Before you hook up your pc to the net, install Service Pack 2 first, its easy to get a trojan with fresh installs of XP. Use a different PC, download SP2 here: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...35-SP2-ENU.exe
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I've installed all the latest drivers and Windows XP Pro came with Service Pack 2. What else could it be? Should I do a Windows Repair?
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I need some answers please.
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Please. I wont stop posting until I get some answers.
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nagging like that will not get you any more answers.
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Old 08-31-2006, 06:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try to update your mobo with the latest BIOS!! It might solve your problem~~
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Tried it already
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hahahahah drizo i love ur avatar

but my suggestion - check power cords and SATA/ATA wires, had some trouble w/ that a while back

also especially asus boards, but a lot of them get really picky w/ network ports. try to disable all the "features" such as the onboard sound, video (if applicable), all LAN ports, all external devices, etc

if not, does safemode start up normal?
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