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#1 dragon_sr

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:24 PM

I have run into a strange thing on a friends pc with windows xp on it. When booting up it gets to the welcome screen and freezes. If i hold power button in until it turns off and in a few seconds turn it back on it will boot completely. I have never run into this problem and wonder if anyone else has and if anybody has an idea on how to fix it. It has 2 gig of memory and scaned and there are no infections.

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#2 Allan

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 06:31 PM

Will it boot to safe mode normally?

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:38 PM

yes it boots into safe mode okay.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:11 PM

dragon_sr:
Have you run Disk Check? (Click Start > My Computer > Right-click (hard drive name goes here) > Properties > Tools > Error Checking > Check Now). Check Automatically fix file system errors. Click Start. Reboot the computer if prompted and have it run the check.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:58 AM

yes it boots into safe mode okay.

May be a problem with a driver loading. No harm in downloading and installing the latest drivers for your various hardware components. Be sure to get them from the OEM websites, not from Windows Update. And remember to look for an updated chipset driver at your computer manufacturer's website (along with a bios update).

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:32 AM

Try following steps.

1/ Boot to Safe Mode.

2/ Go on Control Panel > User Accounts > Change user way logon and off > Select logon and logoff options.

3/ Un-check "use the welcome screen".




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