Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:24 PM
Hi, sorry if this has been posted somewhere before but I have searched all over the internet and haven't been able to find a post which has the same problems as I am having now.
I decided to format my harddrive to go back to Windows XP. The windows XP that I have installed is the new Service Pack 3 disk.
After deleting the old partition and creating a new one, the computer formatted and installed a brand new Windows XP on to the harddrive, and then after a successful install the computer restarted, and reached the bit where it's a black screen and at the bottom there are white bars and a white line which goes through them as Windows loads.
On this bit, it takes at least 15 minutes and possibly upto 30.
After the huge wait I logged on and created my new account, and then installed necessary drivers such as Internet, Graphics, Motherboard etc. When all was complete I was asked to restart the computer, and I thought having installed all these drivers the computer may boot up quicker.
But after the restart the black screen with the white bars appeared again, once again taking 15+ minutes to boot up.
Not sure which kind of information you need, so I'll start with the basic things, I'm not that good on computers either.
CPU: Pentium 4 2.8ghz
Gigabyte 8A667 Ultra 2 (quite old yes)
ATI Radeon X1650 graphics card
Not sure what other info you would need. Also to note that the slow bootup has never happened before, and also when I log onto windows after waiting the 15+ minutes, everything runs smoothly and fast, it's just the bootup that is strange. I have also tried the Black Screen Hang in the bootfix sticky. Thanks in advance, Dan