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Windows XP freezes at boot.


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#1 twitch772

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:35 AM

Ok guys my old PC crashed awhile go for some unknown reason.
Anyways i've had a lot of problem's reinstalling windows, but i have successfully installed it once here.

I updated it with my motherboard & video card drivers, and installed the program "steam"

Now my setup freezes after one minute of activity. The icons don't work, & time freezes.
The mouse moves ok, unless i click to many things. Is their any alternative to this problem without reformatting?

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:37 AM

Are you able to boot into Safe Mode?

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:04 AM

Yes i can boot into safemode, but its pretty laggy and ocassionally lags. But i can do much more than in normal mode.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:11 AM

In that case, have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors that might help pinpoint the problem.

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all the categories.

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:32 PM

I was looking for the time of 8:50 or somewhere in their and i fail to see any errors from that time, but i do have many other errors and warnings

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 04:37 PM

Let's try this:

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After itís finished it will restart into Windows automatically.
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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:29 PM

do i let it restart on its own or run in safe mode?

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 07:37 PM

well now i cant boot into either. They both sit at the splash screen

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:31 AM

What is the make and model number of your computer?
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:45 AM

The windows splash screen or the BIOS Splash Screen?

What you are describing is indicative hardware issues probably pertaining to the video card or the CPU.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:27 PM

What is the make and model number of your computer?

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ASUS m2n-e
nvidia 7600 gpu
AMD processor not sure which.
1gb ram
450 psu

The windows splash screen or the BIOS Splash Screen?

What you are describing is indicative hardware issues probably pertaining to the video card or the CPU.

I guess it could be. I thought it would be a mobo issue.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 08:31 PM

What make of hard drive is in that computer?
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:18 PM

WD 500gb

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:24 PM

You could run a diagnostic test on the drive using the "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for DOS (CD)".

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.as...=30&lang=en
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:53 PM

would it be better for me to just reformat for like the 8th time :thumbsup:




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