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Old 03-21-2006, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, if I hit F8 and select 'last known good configuration', it loads up fine.

But if I don't, it hangs at the black startup screen, with the green progress bar. The bar keeps moving, it doesn't freeze, but it never loads.

Is there some way to automatically use the last known good configuration? Or some reason that that wouldn't happen automatically?
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Are you shutting down properly? Run a checkdisk on your hard drive and set it to repair automatically.

Right click your hard drive in my computer and go to the tools tab. Run check disk.

It will tell you that it wants to run at reboot. Say yes and reboot.
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When I reboot should I let it start without hitting F8?

I mean will the check disk occur before or after that point?
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After. Do not press F8.
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Oh hey, it worked.

Thanks man.
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Oh, actually it didn't work.

Well it worked once but now I have the same problem again.

Any advice?
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If you can load into a safe mode without problem then its likly a driver issue thats causing the hangs.


Have you added any new hardware or updated any driver/Software latly?
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wow this is the 3rd thread ive seen in 2 days having exact same problem. and ive been telling the exact same thing...it happened on me, too. dunno its the same cause, but mine, any unbootable cd/dvd in the drive makes windows to not start up. (hangs at the windows xp start up screen and blue bar just keeps goin....) i just disabled all the secondary and other boot option in BIOS except the primarily start up disk which contains windows. thats all i did and fixed. ive tried so many different thing cuz i thought its the software roblem. but turned out to be the windows was trying to find the bootable file from disk drive, even its set to secondary boot drive.
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XP Repair install

Please read carefully and make sure you followed the warning links before initiating the Repair Install. You can print a text version for reference. repair.txt

Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup. After the reboot read Warning#2!
Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
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