Computer freezes on startup
Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:09 AM
Posted 20 September 2006 - 11:19 AM
If you can get the computer to boot
Startup>run msconfig ok
on the General tab choose selective startup untick process autoexec and config click ok and reboot
Posted 22 September 2006 - 08:10 AM
Posted 22 September 2006 - 04:35 PM
So it boots fine , does it run fine? can you do a screnn capture? press print screen go Start>programs>accesories>paint. Paste into paint save the file then attach the file I would like to see what the icons are.
Posted 22 September 2006 - 09:18 PM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:25 AM
Do a search for the file msdos.sys (should be in C:\)
Open a command window and type the following command, then hit enter.
attrib -r -h -s c:\msdos.sys (adjust filepath as necessay)
Close the command window. Now right click the file and Open With>notepad
Under the options section, add the following.
Close and save changes. Suggest you right click>properties and reset at least the read only attributes, if not the hidden as well.
Caution: Do NOT remove anything from the msdos.sys file. It's size must remain at least 1,024 bytes.
Startup Troubleshooting methods in the following link.
Using the suggested msconfig methods would be a good starting point.
When it does freeze up, does it come out of it if you wait long enough?
Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:12 PM
noahdfear When it does freeze up, does it come out of it if you wait long enough? - not that I have noriced but I refuse to wait more than 10 minutes or so. If nothing else works I'll give your suggestion a try
Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:45 PM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:58 PM
(Hmm, why didn't it attach?) Dang! Is it too big, maybe? got another idea.
Edited by Pman, 23 September 2006 - 01:03 PM.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:08 PM
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:17 PM
Edit one out and save, then reboot. (make sure you don't have autoexec.bat set to off in msconfig)
Is there an autoexec.bak file? Contents?
Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:35 PM
I will check this one though. (C:\VIAUDIO\VIAUDIO.COM) It's been with me from day one. perhaps there's an update I'm unaware of.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:42 PM
perhaps there's an update I'm unaware of
LOL.......I was thinking the same thing........update sound card drivers.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:57 PM
However, leaving it on all the time is not an option either. It sometimes freezes when in screensaver mode and I have to restart.
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