XP Home SP2 Occasionally over the last month on booting up it wont go past the welcome screen. A restart from the tower switch cures the problem. Is this signs of an HD problem? No noises from HD and once running behaves as normal all day. Thanks.
Windows Having a Problem with one of the drivers when its loading. See if it will start in safe mode, less drivers are loaded. Or hold the shift key down while windows is loading, this stops some drivers loading
Thanks for all those replies. woodchip Never heard of that one will give it ago. It only seems to do it once in 4 or 5 boot ups. Fingees Never heard of that one either!! Thicker than I thought! Will try . buteman Regularly clean out--well every 2 or 3 months or so, so don't think it is that. Clapton is God, Done a CHKDSK but not a scannow. Is that quicker than CHKDSK which took a couple of hours a week or so back? Probably wont do it again now. Will report back.
buteman Don't have the CD. I use Winaso Opt. once a week. The 10 at a time one, but I use it after Eusing so it doesn't find too many. Thanks anyway. Dare I query the CD being required? I'm sure I have used scannow before. Or did I try and found the CD is required!!! woodchip Presumably using 'shift' the remaining drivers load when required?