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Windows XP Freezes When Booting


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My computer has Windows XP SP2. When I try and boot, I get a boot menu saying that Windows did not start successfully and it gives me several choices: safe modes, Last Known Good Configuration, and normal. I've tried all of these, but when I make a choice it just hangs there. I decided to wait and see if it would happen eventually, but after two hours it was still frozen at that screen. What should I do?
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Try here

http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

Don't worry; Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system
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I have actually already tired a repair installation, and it did not help. Thanks for the tip though.
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Try here

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;307545
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No luck, it still hangs at the boot options.
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If operating system installation and registry repair are not solving the problem. I really see no alternative other than starting from scratch.

Did this just start happening? As long as the PC POSTs ok, a fresh install should do the trick.

IF this a new install or upgrade? You may want to check to see that all your hardware is compatable. The HCL is not as ugly as it was with NT, but there are still a few things out there that just wont work.

Edited by brianmil0923, 10 September 2005 - 01:17 AM.

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