problems booting up

  marshall-191140 19:37 20 Oct 2004

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.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:39 20 Oct 2004

Try disabling any unnecessary startup progrmas:




and under the startup tab, untick anything unnecessary.

  THE TERMINATOR 19:46 20 Oct 2004

Problems like the one you describe are always hardware related, have you all the latest drivers for your HDD cd-rom drives and graphics card, this may be your prob....T

  Dorsai 19:58 20 Oct 2004

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.

  Taw® 23:25 20 Oct 2004

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