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I Require Some Assistance With Crap Computer


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#1 Kromis

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 08:55 PM

For some reason, whenever the computer is booted up, it gets past the POST screen and when it tries to load Windows XP, the loading bar freezes after awhile and does not load. I can get access to Windows by means of Safe Mode only.

It worked perfectly fine before until the video card died out so I bought a new one. After installing the new one, it wouldn't boot properly anymore.

I know it is not a power supply because I disconnected two CD/DVD drives from the system and it still would not get past the Windows loading screen.

Any help is appreciated.

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#2 mme

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 10:08 PM

Do the following in safemode

you can clean out temporary internet files
start/all programs/accessories/system tools/disc clean-up
check all boxes and click ok
confirm yes

run disc defragmenter

start/all programs/accessories/system tools/disc defragmenter

Defragment the hard drive

When your in SAFEMODE
click my computer
right click C:drive
properties
tools
Check now
check both boxes
click start
check disc cannot run another volume is being used
just restart your computer

if windows start normally then we can do some other fixes there

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 01:02 AM

Go into Safe Mode and remove your video drivers. See if it starts then. If it does you may have bad or corrupted drivers. Download new drivers for the chip maker's site not the maker of the card. If it is an nVidia, got the Nvidia site. If ATI go to the ATI site. If it is a Bob' video with an nVidia chipset stay away from Bob's drivers. No telling what good old Bob has added to the driver pack.
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