Windows XP MCE Hangs At Splash Screen
Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:19 AM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 09:46 AM
Start > run
Look under startup tab...reboot. Fix?
Sounds like the desktop manager is corrupt.
If that works, I would download the latest nvidia drivers for you machine, then uninstall the existing ones in safe mode. Reboot. Cancel all hardware wizards, then install the freshly downloaded ones.
Posted 23 January 2006 - 11:28 PM
I disabled the nvidia desktop manager, which removed the nview errors in the event viewer, but I have the same problem booting (or not booting). It appears if I boot in safe mode, select a restore point, reboot again for the restore point which fails, select boot from last known configuration which usually boots into normal Windows (not safe mode). I have left my computer in Standby mode since. Anyway, I checked the event viewer for the last failed boots and only noticed the following errors:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server:
The mrtRate service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
I was wondering if there is a more detailed boot log that would show where the boot process is hanging? Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by jayemm24, 23 January 2006 - 11:30 PM.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 07:46 AM
Start > run
Say yes to run on next reboot.
Reboot, go take a walk this will take some time.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 08:24 AM
I ran the chkdsk as recommended and it completed. However, it must perform another step after rebooting (some type of cleanup) and since my PC is having a reboot problem it would not get past this. This caused the chkdsk "dirty" flag not to be reset and chkdsk would run on every boot, even safe mode. Another problem was that I could not cancel chkdsk, even though it said to press any key to cancel (it would not recognize a key press). The only way I got around this was to restart in recovery mode and rename chkdsk.exe and autochk.exe so that they would not be found and run. I received such an error including that autochk was being skipped, which is how I got my PC to boot.
I am ready for the next step. As mentioned in my previous post (and before the chkdsk), I could get it to boot if I restored to a restore point, rebooted (which would not boot), turn PC off and start and select reboot from last known config. This has worked in the past. For some reason it appears that something was left in the startup from the ipodsetup (or that corrupted something else) that is causing the boot process to lock. Is there any type of boot logging that would show what was completed and what was in progress when the boot failed?
Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:39 AM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:27 AM
It is hanging right after the Windows XP spash screen (black background with the Windows XP logo in the middle) disappears. When the screen goes blank the hard drive light is on for about 10 seconds and then stops, and the screen stays blank. If I go through the process outlined above, I can usually get it to boot. I am leaving it in standby for now so that I can use it when needed, but am willing to try more suggestions.
Thanks again for any help.
Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:29 AM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 09:42 AM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 05:16 PM
Will the windows repair installation cause me to install all of my programs again? Also, I have an HP which has the XP image on a small partition on the hard drive (that is drive D:) and I do not have the CDs. I do not believe that I can make CDs from the XP image on the drive (I thought the recovery process knows to use drive D:). Can I perform the windows repair using this drive D:?
Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:25 AM
As for HP, where I live the vast majority of the computers are not brand name, allowing for cheaper products with much wider variability. For this reason I am not too familiar with HP recovery. As far as I know it will bring the HD to it's original state, meaning it will wipe out everything added by the user after leaving the shop. Frankly, I would like you to have another opinion as I am not sure 100% about this HP issue.
Posted 06 February 2006 - 09:29 AM
Also, is this my only option (I do not want to lose all configurations, app installs, etc. unless that is the only option since it would take some time rebuilding my PC - if Windows repair cannot save this info)? Is there any way to see how far the boot process got before hanging? I tried selecting the boot log using the F8 options but the ntbtlog was not updated.
Thanks in advance.
Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:54 PM
I read in this forum about sfc /scannow and I was wondering if that may help my situation? Any downsides to running it? I found my HP recovery DVDs that I made from the recovery partition, so I am guessing I could do a Windows repair if sfc did not work. Any downsides to running Windows Repair?
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is very frustrating. Thanks in advance.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:47 AM
I made a telephone call to HP support centre in my country and asked about your computer. Unfortunately your model is not sold here and they couldn't give definitive answers. Maybe you could call HP where you live and try to get an answer.
Regarding sfc /scannow, this is a procedure that repairs missing or corrupt system files. Shouldn't cause any harm. If you can perform it with your recovery disks give it a try.
Another program that I use regularly is Advanced System Optimizer. You can download it for 30 days trial period. If you download it run: System and Disk Cleaner, Registry Cleaner and Fixer, Registry Defraager and Optimizer. I doubt if it will help in your case but it's worthwhile trying.
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