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Windows XP freezes while loading

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My laptop uses Windows XP Home Edition, SP2. When I start the computer, it powers up fine, but then on the screen where windows is loading, the little blue bar that scrolls from left to right goes for a while and then just stops. When I restart, I am able to start in Safe Mode. I have no devices connected. I have tried the following, none have worked:

-Last known good configuration
-System restore
-Using a set-up disc to perform an in-place upgrade to try to repair the installation

I don't know what else to try. Since it starts fine in Safe Mode, it seems like I should be able to identify the problem, but I don't really have any idea how.
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Safe mode may allow you 2 different tools that could fix your issue (they also may not help no promise here).

1). start run type "chkdsk /f" " hit enter (no quotes of course).
You will get this error message:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
say "y" and re-start.

This will take time so plan on it running for a WHILE. This utility will find and fix hard drive errors.

2). sfc /scannow you will need your XP CD. Once again this starts by start run "sfc /scannow"

These 2 tools will fix a wide array of issues. Yours could be one they will fix.
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