intermittant xp startup fault

  willyv 08:01 20 Mar 2008
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hi all,
about 1 in 5 five times when i start up xp, everything boots up normally till my desktop wallpaper is displayed and a blue box saying Loading personal settings (or something similar)seems to freeze the process and i have to switch off and start again. any ideas.
thanks

  rawprawn 08:50 20 Mar 2008

Try running a system file scan, go to Start> Run and type sfc /scannow and hit Enter. You may need your XP CD. This will restore or replace any corrupt or damaged files.
Watch the space between sfc and /

  rawprawn 08:55 20 Mar 2008

It could also need a spring clean inside to get rid of any dust etc around the fan and in general.

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