Windows XP Boot Up Problem

  tburchell 09:04 22 Jan 2009
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I wonder if anyone can assist with my problem? I am running a desktop PC with Windows XP Home Edition. I am finding that on “start up” the PC freezes at the "Welcome" screen and wont progress any further. To get over this I need to re-boot again and then it does progress to the desktop. This doesn’t happen every time but I have noticed it on quite a few occasions. Any ideas what could be causing this and how it could be solved? Many Thanks Tim.

  rawprawn 09:14 22 Jan 2009

It sounds as though it's a possible Hard drive problem, Make sure that you have all your data backed up, and then run chkdsk
click here
(Better Safe than sorry)

  Pamy 09:18 22 Jan 2009

It may just be waiting for you to tell it to move on. Sometimes mine does this at a number of stages of bootup and I press the space bar(any key) and it moves on to the next stage. Next time I boot up all is normal for awhile. I think it is a sign of a warn HDD so keep your backups up to date.

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