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When Xp Starts......bizarre!


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#1 jpcesari

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:36 AM

Hello everyone, and a GREAT summer to all!!

I have had to re-install XP (Pro) at least a dozen times in the past month and as of yet I am STILL UNSURE OF WHY.

That being said, what I really would like to hear an answer to today is this:

After my most recent install...the system seems to be running well HOWEVER there is what I would call a "slight difficulty" but in reality it is DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!

Whenever I have to "RESTART" the system after the typical FIRST STARTUP ITEMS appear on the screen, after the opportunity to enter SETUP or CMOS has passed.....the system STOPS until I press F1........it has been doing that long enough so that I don't even worry about it anymore, I simply PRESS IT.............

BUT, NOW....after pressing F1, I experience a somewhat lengthy blank screen followed by a row of vertical white bars across the bottom of the screen......it takes about 5-10 minutes for the bars to sequentially pass by each one joining the ones before it in a solid white bar.........it goes about one-third of the way across and then POOF...it switches to the MORE FAMILIAR repeated, running BLUE BAR which goes across the screen about 6, 7, or 8 times.............THEN XP STARTS the DESKTOP ITEMS APPEAR and all SEEMS WELL.

The ONLY TROUBLE is...I know this is NOT NORMAL......IS IT????????? AND, if it ISN'T......DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT COULD BE CAUSING THIS BIZARRE STARTUP ROUTINE???????

It is SO SLOW TO STARTUP THAT I DON'T EXECUTE RESTARTS UNTIL I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO!!!!!

Can anyone help me out with this????? I would REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!!!

Thanks in advance for ANY AND ALL ASSISTANCE IN THIS MATTER!!!!!

(MAN, sometimes I just want to get a MAC and get it over with!!!!!!)

THANKS AGAIN!!!

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:40 AM

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:07 PM

The F1 thingie is most likely a "Halt On" error for some device on your system. Just before or after the F1 message should be mention of the error - let us know what it says.

Next, it seems that there are issues with your startups. Do you use Hibernation or Standby? If so, disable it, reboot, and then re-enable it. This will clear the stored info that "could be" causing the delay.

After that, try this link for startup troubleshooting: http://aumha.org/win5/kbstrtup.htm
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