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Old 02-07-2006, 10:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Windows won't finish start up??????

I'm haveing a bit of a problem, Windows (XP) is only going to the windows page (the one that has the kight rider bar going back and forth but in blue instead of read) then stops/ Freezes.

As far as I know, (this is an office PC I built) nothing has changed on it except for maybe the addition of Ipod software. Last time I saw it (yesterday) everything was peachy keen until I got the call around 9 last night.

Any Ideas??????

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Old 02-07-2006, 10:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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when the color changes on the xp screen from red to blue, that means that you upgraded from service pack 1 to 2.

So if i understand you correctly, you upgraded windows xp to service pack 2, and it started freezing, and you also have IPOD software on it?
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I did't upgrade the software it's been the software I had on since I built it, it's the OEM version that was purchased through Tiger direct when I cbought the components. and Yes I do beleive there is Ipod software on it.

This isn't my computer I built this machine for my wifes office, it's about a year old has the normal office stuff on there. The only thing that I could think of that was new/different to this machine was the Ipod that is used there as well.
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What happens when you just leave it alone for a bit?

iTunes and the iPod software require some tasks to be run at startup, and they are slow even on a fast machine. I've had Windows sit for five minutes sometimes just because of that. I would suspect that on a slower machine the wait time would be longer.

Just keep in mind that the idiotic progress bar at startup is a bogus image that rarely means anything.
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can you not revert with a System Restore
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I'll have to see I'm stopping by this afternoon to look at it .. but from whatI can tell it seems to be hung up ..

I just talk to the ppl at my wifes office, I don't know why but they said that the computer started this morning with the prompt to start in Safe mood, or with last know configuration .. ?

I seem to remember having this problem when I tried to install a USB Card ( PCI) on my old configuration of my PC ..
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It could be the iPod software. There was a vonerability found in it recently. If they didnt update to the newer version of the iTunes it could be the machine got a virus. That would explain the issues with the lock up and the boot with safe mode.
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my brother had a similar issue with his ipod, when he left it in the pc, sometime it would boot, sometimes not, it even gave him a blue screen at one point
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I think it was the Ipod I got a call about a half an hour ago, they said they booted last night after closing and all was well..
weird .. I told them to Update teh Itunes and nortons

thanks for all the help
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did u get it fixed or do you still have the problem?
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