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#1 mickcycle

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:01 AM

Hi,

My XP Home edition recently got corrupted so that it was hanging at the start of every attempt to boot into it.After everything else failed I tried a repair via the recovery console. THis involved the computer going through the 40 minute XP system setup again but it worked OK. The only problem  was that I was now back in Service Pack 2.

So I tried to install SP3, which worked but when I rebooted I was back with ech  boot attempt hanging at what seems like exactly the same time as before..

My guess is that a component or driver is corrupt  but that component is only used by SP3.

 

Can anyone suggest what to do?

 

Mick

 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:46 PM

Thanks Louis,

However, the problem does not seem to be as I described.

Since the last post, I repaired the windows installation again and re-booted a few times but did not install SP3.

On the latest re-boot, the same problem occurred but it was still in SP2.

So it seems that my assumption that SP3 was the cause is wrong.

I'll look into it more and can report back but perhaps this topic is mesleading and should possibly be closed.

 

Best wishes, Mick



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:13 AM

Let's keep it open :)...whatever the problem is, we will try to help determine and overcome it.

 

Typically...suspects would be the hard drive and/or the installation media, IMO.

 

The topic title can be changed anytime by a Mod or higher, I have modified it slightly.

 

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