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Computer Hangs when booting up


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#1 Guest_sandwalker_*

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:43 AM

Hello all,
When I boot my computer up it sometimes wont load up past the black screen with that microsoft logo on the bottom with the moving squares to indicate its loading (I guess and hard to explain). I am using Windows Vista Home Premium 2007.

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#2 ice2921

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:28 AM

Have you added any new hardware lately? Any new changes to your computer?

See if you can boot into safe mode by tapping the F8 key before the Windows loading screen. From there you will be presented with a list of options to start in safe mode. From here you have a couple options.

1) you can try the last known good configuration

If that does not work you can try to boot into safe mode

2) START> RUN and type in sfc /SCANNOW

If that does not work try a system restore.

3) Once in safe mode you can use the following steps to perform a system restore:

Click START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS>SYSTEM RESTORE

This will restore your computer to a previous stable state.

Hope this helps

Edited by ice2921, 07 October 2008 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 10:24 AM

Try running Vista Startup Repair (tutorial here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/ )

If you can't run it, then either obtain a Vista disk from the manufacturer of your system - or see this link for ISO's of Startup Repair: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1261

If Startup Repair doesn't fix it, then try uninstalling your video drivers.
Then download the latest version of your video drivers and install them.

Let us know how it goes. If you've got any questions, just post back.

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