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XP not booting - please help


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AlsoAlsoWik

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I have a sudden issue with my main computer. Just d\today I tried to turn it on only to find out that it will power, but Windows does not seem to want to boot at all. At first it would only load to the screen that normally just flashes up to say to press F12, F2, etc for BIOS and BOOT options. It wouldn't respond to either key and just sat there.

After that I managed to get to the BOOT options screen and selected to boot from the HDD and then to run windows normally, and now it's just sitting there on a black screen. It got to the Windows loading screen, then just went blank.

I could really use some help here!

Thanks.

[EDIT]

Okay, it's doing something now. It seems that it is just booting very very slow - right now all I see is my background wallpaper, but nothing else.

Edited by AlsoAlsoWik, 23 January 2007 - 02:44 PM.

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Another update - Windows does, in fact, load, however it seems to just be freezing for an extended period after every step. It is now fully loaded, and I'm running a virus scan on it.

Are there any specific reasons this would happen, though?
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I'm having the same problem
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Are there any specific reasons this would happen, though?

Could be a virus, or spyware. Could be a broken application, or Windows itself is damaged. Have you done anything recently to your computer? Any software installs, updates, or hardware changes?
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I haven't upgraded any important software at all. Last time was when I upgraded to SP2, actually. And I didn't do anything to the computer as far as new software in the past week or so. Never upgraded the hardware at all.

It just sort of happened suddenly. Yesterday it worked great, but today, it just decided it didnt want to work correctly.
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It seem a lot of posters here have various problems that can be readily fixed with a System restore. You may want to try that and pick a date a few days ago when you know your machine was fine.
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