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Windows XP freezes on background at boot.


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woodswalker

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Windows XP freezes at desktop background at boot with just the cursor showing. Not able to CTL-ALT-DEL, right click or anything else. Currently booted in safe mode. NOT able to go back to restore point. This APPARENTLY happened after a Windows update. I came home from work and found it partially shut down and hung there. Have not been able to boot since. I am the only user. From safe mode have run Avast and Spybot, both are showing clean.

GAH...help please.

Edited by woodswalker, 18 June 2011 - 05:38 PM.

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Hi woodswalker ... :unsure: ..:)

what happens when you try restore...did you try more than one restore point...
if you can'y use any restore points try a repair on xp

for the how to repair your operating system guides...
go here...
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Restore wont work with anything but the most recent restore point...and that is not doing the job.

Finally found the original XP CD...SP2 not SP3 that is now on the machine. So if the advice works...may be a LONG day.
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Also, the repair option didnt work out. So will try the suggested.
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