Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/586463/windows-xp-gets-past-the-logo-screen-and-then-turns-the-screen-blackbluescreen - Hamluis.
I'm having a similar problem on a Dell Dimension 2400 desktop PC from 2003. XP will boot up to right before the sign-in
screen and just hang there with the windows flag logo.It does this in any mode and no error message to name the cause.
. I have been in recovery console about 5 times. I did chkdsk but nothing was revealed. Funny thing that the XP CD will
boot up in the CD_ROM but Hirens wont, it never gets started. I copied Hirens into a flash drive and that does not boot up
either.I tried system restore in recovery console but it has been over 90 days of this BS so now there is no visible restore
point before the problem began. I got 12 years of stuff on that pc and don't want to re-install xp. Should I just add
another partition to the PC and put on a Linux op sys to try to get file access ? andif so what kind goes with an old 133 MHz
Celeron processor with about 256K ram?
Edited by hamluis, 16 August 2015 - 07:11 AM.