just formatted - sticks on boot up

  pookie 13:25 30 Jul 2007


I have reformated xp sp2. I have done this several times before succesfully over the years.

Installed all security updates, firewalls, anti virus etc etc. Have started to install programmes but on reboot now it sticks on the small progress bar that come up on screen before the welcome screen.

It's not the hard drive as i can boot into safe mode ok.

any ideas what is causing it to stick? the only way out is to hold in on/off and reboot that way but it still freezes on reboot

many thanks


  pookie 16:39 30 Jul 2007

bump :-)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:57 30 Jul 2007

corrupt driver.

boot to safe mode and uninstall the drivers one at a time try and rebbot after each attempt untill you find the one causing the problem.

Start with the graphics driver (display adaptor).

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