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Old 01-24-2005, 05:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer Freezes on Startup.

I have a problem.
When I boot up the computer, it takes me to the log in screen as usual, but when i try to load in, the screen freezes and i cant do anything accept press the reset button, sometimes however it loads up for about 5 minutes.

However I can still get into safe mode.

At first I thought it was nothing and just a regular crash, but i tried restarting several times but to no avail.

I tried system restoring to january 6th and the problem was still occuring.

So i decided to go to an earlier version of my computer which was created by norton ghost, but the problem was still occuring.

I tried removing all non essential hardware and swapping the graphics card but still nothing is working.

My PC specs are:-
Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ
1GB DDR 400 Ram
ABIT 256 MB Graphics Card

and the operating system is Windows XP Professional with service pack 2.

Please HELP!

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Old 01-24-2005, 06:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The fans working on the processor right?

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Old 01-24-2005, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks like the problem is with some computer hardware rather than XP. (As you have tried restoring from ghost image).

Boot into safe OS and open the device-manager and look for any warnings (! mark on devices).

Also you could scan the eventvwr for any errors.


P.S. Could be related to SP2, you never know
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Old 01-24-2005, 12:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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try a fresh install with an xp cd. i would try that first so then you can def rule out a software issue
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Old 01-26-2005, 04:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try this:

Boot into safemode, then reconfigure your security/anti-virus program to NOT boot on startup. Then try booting. It's always worth a try. (Maybe something else more recently loaded is causing a dll conflict, etc.) I'd also do a full virus/trojan scan and a full adware scan (try AdAware or whatever you have).
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