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Boot Problems: Hangs After Bargraph


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#1 PhilindaCG

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 05:30 PM

When I boot, the DOS-looking bargraph goes left-to-right across the screen then hangs. I have tried safe mode, etc. On command-prompt boot, I see it load all the drivers then hang on agp440.sys. I went in with Recover Console and deleted a file in the same directory called AGP440.sys (strange, but agp was caps unlike what I saw in a command-line boot,) still - the same symptoms. This all started when I was playing with linux, then did a fixmbr to get back to Windows. Thanks for the help everyone.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:12 PM

CAUSE
This issue may occur if Windows XP tries to use an incompatible motherboard chipset video driver during startup.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324764
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 09:56 PM

This motherboard and video card were working fine before.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:17 AM

Any file...can become corrupt/damaged..at any time.

Sooo...your reasoning that it worked before and should work now...doesn't hold water in the world of computing.

There are a ton of different 440agp.sys situations (it is an ATI driver and I've had a couple of those errors) and you may benefit from looking at some of the cures some have come across. Note the variety.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=a...mp;aq=f&oq=

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 06:43 AM

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This issue may occur if Windows XP tries to use an incompatible motherboard chipset video driver during startup.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324764


my reasoning was that since the the mobo/ vid card were working before, they were at least compatible.

I did manage to disable agp440.sys, then it hung on NDIS.sys, which I disabled, then it hung on sbp2port.sys, which I disabled, then it hung on

ntfs.sys.

Which I could not disable. This is probably a good thing. I think I'm going to try to insert a new copy of ntfs.sys in there. I suspect now that my boot sector is corrupted quite a bit. I ran chkdsk /p /r and it said it made repairs but nothing unrecoverable.

I'm trying to do this w/out an XP cd, I have various bootcds, can anyone reccomend one with a good ntfs.sys file?

Edited by PhilindaCG, 20 October 2008 - 06:45 AM.


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Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:05 AM

No...but take a look at the following: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555531

The Recovery Console is downloadable, Download Recovery Console, Bootable ISO - http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

Click on How To Create Bootable CD to Access Recovery Console and burn the download to CD, using an ISO burning program. I use Active@ Iso Burner, http://www.ntfs.com/iso-burning.htm but there are a million options for this.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 11:09 AM

I'm trying to do this w/out an XP cd, I have various bootcds, can anyone reccomend one with a good ntfs.sys file?


http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

also look at this
http://www.ambience.sk/fdisk-master-boot-r...lilo-fixmbr.php
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:53 PM

Seems like you updated something without updating something like else like your chipset driver and then you failed to update your video card or vice versa.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:05 AM

The more drivers you disable, the less likely it will be that the computer will function properly. Some drivers aren't needed, some can be disabled and you'll get reduced functionality, and yet others will prevent your system from running. Proceed with extreme caution when doing this!!!

agp440.sys has to do with your video/graphics operation through your motherboard.
ndis.sys is a system file that will impact your ability to network/connect to the internet
sbp2port.sys is another file that works on your networking ability
ntfs.sys is the file system that resides on your hard drive - had you been able to disable it, Windows wouldn't have been able to read your hard drive.
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