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Windows XP GUI does not load


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Hi there,

my Windows is trying to drive me crazy I'm afraid. I booted my PC normally today but after the part with the Windows logo and the process bar, nothing happens. I tried safe mode and it worked.
- I tried last known good configuration without avail.
- I restored several previous system restore points (despite not having made any changes yesterday)
- I ran memtest86 to rule out RAM problems
- I ran a full surface scan on my hard drive that came up empty (HDD is completely fine)
- CPU temperature is normal, so is mainboard and system
- Chkdsk on the system partition came up with errors but did not solve the problem

Now I'm at a loss here, I have not changed anything when I used my PC yesterday nor ran any new programs or downloaded any new files. :)

Please help me :)

TIA
SoWhy

Edited by SoWhy, 05 August 2009 - 02:26 PM.

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Very weird. Apparently, my display adapter drivers were corrupted somehow, since starting in VGA mode worked. I have no idea how that happened :) Luckily, this means removing and reinstalling the drivers fixed the problem :)
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