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Xp Hangs On Loading Screen

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#1 RonskiUK


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Posted 17 December 2006 - 02:02 PM


I've got a new PC in the last 5 weeks & it's my first time using XP, it's all been working fine up until a couple of days ago. I could really do with some help as I fear I've made it worse :thumbsup:

It just started to hang on the XP loading screen, the bar is moving then the screen fickers & it locks up. I hadn't installed anything but possibly a windows update was installed. I can load into safe mode (with networking) & I've tried a couple of things but I havent got anywhere so far. I'd really like not to have to do a full re-install of windows.

* Reading through this forum & others I've tried a system restore from Safe Mode, I went back a few days when the machine was working fine & it still hangs, oh also now I dont have any points to do a restore on so I must have broke that somehow?

* In Safe Mode I re-installed the Nvidia drivers (thinking the flicker had something to do with it) but it still hangs at the same point.

* In Safe Mode I tried removing the last 2 windows updates but it still hangs.

* I ran a virus checker & spyware checker from Safe Mode & found no problems.

* I have a custom recovery mode from the PC supplier F10 brings it up, tried to do a 'recover on the damaged operating system' it did this fine but still hangs on boot up. After I installed the Recovery Console boot option (see below) the F10 option doesn't appear.

* I installed the Recovery Console & ran a chkdsk it found & repaired a couple of bad sectors I rebooted & ran it again & it found no problems but it still hangs.

* I started to try this Fix. If I put in the Windows CD it goes to do an install & there is no repair installation option.

I'm really at my wits end, I dont want to have to re-install everything after spending weeks sorting everything out :flowers: If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it! Is there anyway I can find out what is causing XP to hang?


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#2 RonskiUK

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 07:54 PM


I've got it working, it was the new Nvidia drivers I'd installed weeks ago (with no problems). I uninstalled them based on the advice of a friend & it booted fine! I then reinstalled the ones from my Drivers folder & hey presto it all works again!

Why it suddenly went wrong I have no idea, dont you just love computers!

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 08:31 PM

Hi RonskiUK,

Thanks for posting back with the fix to your problem. Glad to hear all is well now.

BTW... Welcome to BC!


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