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Old 08-08-2005, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default XP Pro Boot Stalls on First attempt, boots with Reset??

I installed Windows XP (Fresh Install) twice now on this computer, and still having the same problem. Everytime I shut the computer down, and then boot back up, it stalls during windows boot. However, when I hit the reset button, the computer will boot just fine, no problem. I installed SP2, and all security updates, still same problem. Any Ideas??

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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name DESK-2
User Name Desk

CPU Type AMD Athlon, 850 MHz (8.5 x 100)
Motherboard Name Shuttle AI61 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset AMD-750 Irongate
System Memory 128 MB (PC100 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award Modular (01/04/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA RIVA TNT (Microsoft Corporation) (16 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA RIVA TNT

Audio Adapter Cirrus Logic CS4614/22/24 CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator

IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive QUANTUM FIREBALL CR13.0A (12 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/66)
Optical Drive SONY CD-ROM CDU4011 (40x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

C: (NTFS) 12409 MB (7034 MB free)

Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse

Network Adapter Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter(LNE100TX v4)
Network Adapter USB Wireless LAN Card (

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Printer Auto Lexmark Z600 Series on court
USB1 Controller AMD-756 USB Controller
USB Device USB Wireless LAN Card

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Old 08-08-2005, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah the first problem i see is your RAM. It is too low to effectively run XP. It should be at least 256. I would personally recommend 512 at XP does use a lot fo resources. That aside do you have any conflicts with devices? Are all you drivers up to date? BIOS up to date?

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Old 08-08-2005, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I didn't think about the Bios... I updated everything else.... Updated Bios, rebooted 3 times, no stalls!!


The 128 is a little low, but the only thing this computer will ever do is run 1 application, that uses about 5mb of the memory.
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Old 08-08-2005, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Windows XP creates a bootlog, it's name is NTBTLOG.TXT , you could take a look at that and see if anything jumps out. This isn’t really meant to be human readable, so you may want to get some software to diagnose the problem. You can download an evaluation version of Reg Run 3 from www.greatis.com/regrun3.htm.
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