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System hanging in every boot up.


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#1 classyvet

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:07 PM

I thank anyone in advance for helping me. I should at the outset, warn you all that my software experience is minimal. My system is a E Machine T3418 loaded with Windows XP SP 2. After a power down , my system would not boot back up. It stops while loading the agpcpq.sys driver. I tried every option at the safe mode starting place and each one stops at the same place. It then restarts the boot up and then hangs again. Just a vicious cycle. I tried to load my recovery disk, that I generated 7-8 months ago. Always the same. Since my software knowledge is lacking, please be explicit with any help you send me. Thanks again for any help you extend on my behalf.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

Hi and welcome.

How dated is the hard drive and why hasn't the OS  been upgraded to SP3?

Thanks,

JobeWankanobe



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thanks for the reply. The hard drive is original and the system is about 5 years old. I kept SP2 because I seem to always create more problems when I upgrade my software.

Sorry, I may have been misleading. On first power up, the system stops with "Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change may have caused this. It then follows up with options to restart. Safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good and also a normal start up." The normal and last known give this (above) hang, and all the safe modes is where I get the hangs at this command. "Multi (0) disk 0 rdisk 0 partition 1\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\agpCPQ.sys"

I will confess to doing a software change that I normally would not have done.  I was getting plugin container.exe eating up a lot of my cpu time.  Googling it said a 100% fix was to do the following: start/control panel/system/advanced/environmental variables to add new  'moz-disable-oop-plugins" and under value do 1, then hit OK 2 times.  Minutes later the system hung, and I've never gotten it to come back up. I don't know what to do next. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:17 AM

This is really late but I would install XP to a new HDD and update to SP3 or Win7 if possible.
What are you looking for from this machine?

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

Thanks Bludgard for trying to help. At this point, I just want to recover all my good stuff as that was my main system for so long. Can you tell me the procedure to incorporate my recovery disks (2) that I created about 7 months ago onto a new system? Then I can forget about this old system once and for all.   Thanks!!



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

What software did you use to create the backup disc?

 

If you can borrow a installations disc which is for the same version as yours you could do a repair installation.  This will not effect the data.

 

Boot the computer from the XP CD. You may need to change boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.
 
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below.  
 
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:
 
   To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
 
   To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
 
   To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
 
Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
 
To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER
You do not want to choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press  R.
 
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
 
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.   If Repair isn't one of the option end the installation, this will mean that you will need to do a fresh installation of XP.
 
The repair will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot, the repair installation will continue after the reboot.  
 
Updates are important to keep you computer safe and resolve other issues.  Windows XP will continue to be supported until April of 2014, but you must have SP3 in order to receive updates.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:50 PM

Thanks Bludgard for trying to help. At this point, I just want to recover all my good stuff as that was my main system for so long. Can you tell me the procedure to incorporate my recovery disks (2) that I created about 7 months ago onto a new system? Then I can forget about this old system once and for all.   Thanks!!

After following above suggestions;
Yes.
PM an email address after getting a new HDD.

Edit: Recovery can only happen with a healthy OS.

Edited by bludgard, 16 July 2013 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

Thanks !!!! I believe I just used the backup from the system tools under accessories. All my system cd's , peripheral cd's books, installation manuals etc are all packed in 1 box. Unfortunately, I am in the process of moving now and have 100 boxes that look alike, and my new wife had rearranged them to look pretty. Of course, now I can't find anything. I will continue to look for that box which I am sure has the original recovery cd that came with the syatem back then. Of course if I am successful, I would update to SP3 or Windows 7. Yes DC3, I may try to borrow a similar system cd. THANKS!




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