boot up problem

  gazc1253 22:47 07 Jun 2009

I am running windows xp professional
A few weeks ago my pc shut down on its own. When i went to to switch it on, it wouldnt boot and i just got a black screen. When i press the restart button, it gives me the option to go into safe mode or start normally. When i start normally it freezes and does nothing and when i start in safe mode it shows a load of files as if they have been deleted.
I have re-installed windows and when the pc restarts itself its fine (i.e when installing the graphics card and restarts it starts normally). However when i turn the pc off and switch it back on i get the same problem.
any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance

  Terminus90 23:42 07 Jun 2009

when the pc boots up, press the F8 key and from the boot menu, choose to boot from 'last known good configuration'

  phono 23:59 07 Jun 2009

"when i start in safe mode it shows a load of files as if they have been deleted."

As windows loads in safe mode it displays the various drivers etc that it is loading so that may be what you are seeing, otherwise does the PC run okay in safe mode?

I would also recommend that you run checkdisk to see if the hard drive has any errors, see click here

  gazc1253 08:22 08 Jun 2009

re phono

It shows the drivers and then freezes and does nothing. Doesnt even go in to windows, just sticks with the list of drivers

  birdface 08:49 08 Jun 2009

Ok .Try keep tapping F8 as the computer starts.And see if that gets you into safe mode properly.

  jakimo 14:53 08 Jun 2009

This may help

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  gazc1253 16:59 08 Jun 2009

tried booting up in safe mode using f8. Keep getting the same thing as before. These are the things i get. There are a couple missing from the top as i cant scroll up to see


  phono 21:19 08 Jun 2009

I am assuming that as mup.sys is the last entry in your posting then that is the driver which is hanging XP as you try to boot in safe mode, if that is indeed the case have a look at this click here

One of the items mentioned in the article is a marginal or failing PSU, that may well also explain why your PC suddenly shut down on its own.

  gazc1253 22:16 10 Jun 2009

after messing about with the pc tonight, i have discovered one of the ram modules wasnt working properly and causing the freezes etc. Cant believe i didnt notice it before.
thanks to everyone for their help

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