I am running windows XP - sometimes takes 10-15 reset to boot up and load windows - computer freezes at various stages. I have ran virus scans to checked for trojans but non reported. Could it be a ram problem. Any help appreciated.
If it fails on the first attempt, boot into safe mode, then chose restart.
When my PC is being awkward, i do this, and it works 99.9% of the time.
As an aside,
My failure to boot is always down to my USB BB modem (i believe). I can tell whe it is not going to finish booting, as the modem 'USB' and 'ADSL' lights have both lit on green far to early in the boot process. When it works one/other or both are flashing/lit red, (connecting/trying to connect/Waiting, etc) and continue to do so till i get the XP sign in screen.