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Strange XP problem

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Well, after almost a year i havent been able to know what's wrong with my computer.

Every once in a while when i restart my PC or i turn it on, it wont go past the welcome screen, it can stay there for ever until i decide to restart it or just turn it off. Most of the time the only solution is to do a system restore, and also last time it happened it worked with ' last known configuration that worked '.

Anyway, what's strange about the problem is that it happens like once a month or every few weeks, but still i haven't been able to figure what is it that is triggering it.

Im running XP Professional SP2.

thanks in advance
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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well its been over a month and everything was going fine until i had to restart my pc again and the problem happened again...

this time i chose safe mode with command prompt and then i noticed that it got stuck after mup.sys ( i had noticed this before ), but then it asked if i wanted to load d347bus.sys ...., then i restarted again and chose last known configuration and it worked... so i googled d347bus.sys and found that this file is the Daemon Tools 3.47 Virtual SCSI driver......and it seems it causes windows to not load properly...

so i guess my problem comes down to a buggy driver....

thanks anyway !!!
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