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Old 05-22-2008, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default im having random startup freeze win xp 32 bit

i had this pc for about almost 5 years now it was a hp media center .
i said it was,
because is only half now ,meaning it has some newer parts just a few.
the problem im having is wen i restart it freezes on the logo loading win xp
and wen it does it wont boot ill keep freezing i been solving this by putting in win xp cd and do a recovery, is getting tiresome ill work for a few days weeks then boom again i dont get it im using win xp 32 bit.
now i order the parts for my new pc and is on its way but i need this one to work untill that one is build
now i have few things like to know should i switch to 64 bit ? will maybe this
ill stop that issue and should i get 64 bit xp or vista on the new one ?
if u wondering what the new one ill have here is whats going to have
i can finally get a new pc and need help

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Default Re: im having random startup freeze win xp 32 bit

First of all changing to a 64bit windows will unlikely solve your problem, it may even create more as there is limited driver/software for this type of operating system yet.

Second of all has the freezing just recently started for no reason? Or did you just install some new hardware which may be causing the problem?

I personally would stop with the windows recovery jobs, backup, and do a clean, fresh install of windows

If it's 5 years old and you have never done a fresh install this may be why its constantly freezing.

Another thing you could try is a CMOS refresh (google it) as it may fix some bad overclocking or BIOS settings which you may have done
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its a fresh reinstall it started doing it a little over a month a go i have clean reinstalled at least 3 times since then using different harddrives
is weird its very random it could be a few days or a few weeks
im gona look into CMOS refresh see what happends
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i looked that up and a lot of random stuff showed up but nothing straight forward i dont really know what im looking at
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Okay what you need to do is look at the Event Viewer. Start>Run>eventvwr.msc

There look thru and see what applications are crashing. That will give us a clue as to what is causing this. Also what is some of the software you are running? What about some of the hardware.

Have you checked for driver updates and installed SP3?
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windows setup but is says it dint encounter fatal errors
DCOM
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HTTP
Tcpip
PlugAndPlayManager
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and for my list of components
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) HP Pavilion 061 DM163A-ABA M370N 0qy1104RE101YALE 10
System Serial Number: MXK3461N9Y NA350
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 'P4SD-LA' Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 3.15 10/06/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
81.95 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
53.81 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LG CD-ROM CRD-8322B
Memorex DVD+-RAM 530L v1 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Generic USB CF Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
Generic USB MS Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 5
Generic USB SD Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
Generic USB SM Reader USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
Maxtor 32049H2 [Hard drive] (20.49 GB) -- drive 0, s/n L22RPWBC, rev YAC614Y0, SMART Status: Healthy
Maxtor 4R060J0 [Hard drive] (61.49 GB) -- drive 1, s/n R20B2F4E, rev RAMB1TU0, SMART Status: Healthy 1792 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM2' has 256 MB
Slot 'DIMM3' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 20.47 GB 12.48 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 1) 61.48 GB 41.33 GB free

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None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
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ok i checked the microsoft update site and it says i need sp3 i tho i already did that hmm let me know if i should install it or not
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Yes. Install SP3. It is always recommended to have all the current updates installed.
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it wont install sp3 and now my bottom bar dont show the one that has the start
menu odd
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explorer.exe has crashed. Either restart or open the task manager with Ctrl+Alt+Del and under Run New Task type in explorer.exe and it will come back.
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it dosent come back with that or after restart ill back stuff up and wipe reinstall
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