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Old 01-08-2006, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Random Freezes during Boot

OK. I've got a Compaq Presario SR1020NX. It has XP Home on it, and every once in a while, it will freeze when it boots. By freeze, I mean ti'll load my desktop and icons, but while loading the start-up apps, everything just stops working. You can move the mouse, that's it. Anyways, I restart the computer by holding down the power button, and it's fine next boot. It does this maybe 1 in 20 times.....it's very unlikely to happen more than 1 time a month. Still, it does it, and I want to know why, and how to fix it (if it needs fixing).

BTW- Only thing I've done to this pc is add RAM (another 512 Kingston stick), upgrade the CPU cooler, and add the Video Card. Still, it has been doing this since I bought it, before I added anything.

Old Specs:
Intel Celeron D 2.8Ghz
80G Seagate Baracuda 7200.7
GeForce FX5500 (PCI) OCed to 300/500
am I missing anything?


Now: Toshiba Sattelite L35-S2161 running Ubuntu :)
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go to start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, click disable all, recheck your antivirus and reboot
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