i am having problems on boot up done a reinstall all went ok downloaded xp security fixes and since then when i boot pc i get to the blue bar that goes accross the screen then it keeps going for 2 to 3 mins. then either freezes or goes on to load windows.more often than not it freezes causing me to re-boot,i then get the options ie start windows normally ect.then it,s just pot luck if the pc will boot or not.(took over 30mns. to get on this time)
what i have done reinstalled xp 4 times all ok till i take the security updates from microsoft the it starts again.
sorry should have said i amm getting the probs before i get to the actual security updates it starts after taking the first part i think is the validation check and whatever else uyou get to begin with.
Enabling or Disabling the Disk Write Caching 1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. 2. Click the Hardware tab. 3. Click Device Manager. 4. Click the plus sign (+) next to the Disk Drives branch to expand it. 5. Right-click the drive on which you want to enable or disable disk write caching, and then click Properties. 6. Click the Disk Properties tab. 7. Click to select or clear the Write Cache Enabled check box as appropriate. 8. Click OK. enable it and see what happens...
i have checked both my drives and both are enabled,it might make a diference..