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Windows XP Pro Freezes on Startup


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nofx1728

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Hi. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. I just reformatted my computer because I was having this exact same problem which eventually progressed to not being able to boot windows at all.

When I boot up it makes it to the Windows XP Pro screen with the bar scanning back and forth. It goes for a few seconds and then freezes. I have to restart and then my Safe mode screen comes up that gives me the options to start in safe mode, last known good config or normally. Once I click normally it boots up. This happens everytime that I start the computer or restart the computer.

I have a shuttle AK38 N Motherboard. I can't install the driver for a Via Bus Master Drivers. I don't know if this is the problem or not, but I can't get that driver to install on Windows XP.

Anyone now what is happening?

thanks,

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Hi Nofx1728
Are you using a video card or an onboard video. It sounds like a corupt video driver.
Right click on my computer>properties>Hardware>device manager>click on the + sign next to display adapter.
Any yellow or red marks?
Right click on the adapter and choose update driver. does this help?
Cheers
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I seen that when I was searching for solutions before I came to this forum. I have a Geforce 4 MX440 (old computer). Device manager says everything is working properly and I updated drivers. I haven't been to Nvidia website though. Should I go there looking for another driver that maybe windows xp didn't recognize? Thanks for the suggestion and help.

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In my signature the is a link to Everest
Download that and run it it should find your video card and link you to the updates
Cheers
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I had this problem once. It may be because of one of the following problems :

1. Windows XP OS corruption
2. RAM Problem
3. Display Card Problems

Since you had just installed Win XP , the first option should be ruled out. Replace
your exisiting memory and try. If it doest not solve the probem, replace your display
card and try.

Good luck
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Raja Palani

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I had this problem once. It may be because of one of the following problems :

1. Windows XP OS corruption
2. RAM Problem
3. Display Card Problems

Since you had just installed Win XP , the first option should be ruled out. Replace
your exisiting memory and try. If it doest not solve the probem, replace your display
card and try.

Good luck
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thanks for the replies.. I'm going to try this out when I get home from work. Much appreciated.

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