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Xp Freezes On Boot

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#1 erciesielski


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Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:00 PM

Hey, I'm new here. I'm hiving some problems. When I start up my computer, it gets to the screen with the XP logo and the progress bar thing and then just stops. The hdd light goes out too. I've tried to do a repair install with my XP cd, but when it gets to the blue screen where the status bar says "Setup is starting Windows," it stops. I have been able to boot to Seatools, the diagnostic software for my hard drive and this Microsoft memory diagnostic thing. They both came up with no problem. Does anyone know what's going on?

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 09:11 PM

Search your hard drive for these files (if using FAT32 for a file system, you can use a Win98 boot disk - if using NTFS for a file system you'll have to use an NTFS reader such as the one from http://www.sysinternals.com):

* Setupact.log - This log file contains all the actions performed during setup in chronological order. It is stored in the %systemroot% folder.
* Setuperr.log - This log file lists any errors that occurred during setup along with the severity of the error. It is stored in the %systemroot% folder.
* Comsetup.log - This log file provides information about the installation of Optional Component Manager and COM+ components. It is stored in the %systemroot% folder.
* Setupapi.log - This log file provides information about .inf files. It is stored in the %systemroot% folder.
* Netsetup.log - This log file lists the actions perform while joining the computer to a workgroup or domain. It is stored in the %systemroot%\debug folder.
* Setup.log - The information contained within this log file is used by the Recovery Console. It is stored in the %systemroot%\repair.

Let us know what they say and we can start with troubleshooting them.
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Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:10 AM

I wasn't sure how to use that program or how to get to the directory you specified, but I tried disabling Norton Go Back and my computer works now. Thanks.

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