Dead Stop

  peterleemaxwell 15:42 24 Mar 2008
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Hi,
After a normal re-start from a switch off my desktop xp pro will not go past the very first screen stopping showing main processor AMD Athlon.
Will not 'move on' even after several re-starts.
Will not let me enter start up just freezes. Has anyone experienced this. I have done nothing out of the normal. Thanks.

  Jak_1 15:46 24 Mar 2008

Have you tried getting into safe mode, tapping the F8 key at bootup?

  birdface 15:48 24 Mar 2008

Like jak1 said ,try safe mode and system restore or last good configuration.

  peterleemaxwell 15:50 24 Mar 2008

Jak_1 Thanks for the input. I have tried that and it would not let me do it

  peterleemaxwell 15:50 24 Mar 2008

I'm just checking the keyboard as its a wireless one.

  ambra4 16:10 24 Mar 2008

"keyboard as its a wireless one"

If wireless is via USB you need to change to a PS2

keyboard

  TonyV 16:15 24 Mar 2008

I had a similar problem in getting to start in Safe Mode with a Wireless keyboard and mouse. Look here: click here it may help.

TonyV

  peterleemaxwell 16:30 24 Mar 2008

Thanks for all your help and suggestions. Always find this forum the best with the most knowledgeably people. After using this ps2 fed wireless keyboard and mouse for 5 years it must have bit the dust. Just replaced with my old wired one and hey-presto it works. Thanks to all who had an input.

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