Win ME freezes at Desktop

  yorkie2k 14:07 29 Mar 2004

boots up ok, gets to the desktop screen, 'start' appears as do the quicklaunch toolbars, but then the system freezes and nothing will work.
3 fingered salute fails and nothing happens.
Even does it in safe mode.

Always occurs after the start and quicklaunch toolbars but before the desktop icons appear.

Any ideas please as i can't even get into the machine toi try and find the problem!!


  V1PER 14:25 29 Mar 2004

windows me, one of the biggest viruses known.
a couple of my favourite words - "format" and "reload"
Seriously if you cant do anything and you havent changed anything hardware wise then there is a software problem you can try the window me startup disk, good luck! if you havent got a me starup disk then go to click here

  jim1947 16:41 29 Mar 2004

Try booting from the above mentioned start up disk and from the command prompt run "scanreg /restore" and restore your registry to a previously known good date, also try "scandisk /f" all without qoutes to check your HD for errors.

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