windows xp-startup page wont load--- -pc freeze up

  Bevlee 14:16 21 Mar 2003

This problem still prevails
Pc freezes up,even restart button does not work I have to shut power off.When trying to restart it may take hours before windows page loads ,It runs for a few days then freezes,cycle starts all over
Its not the battery or power supply have checked everything -no solution yet.
I think this might have started after upgrading from windows me to xp.Any help would be appreciated
Thanks Bev

  szk2003 14:21 21 Mar 2003

well i've been getting the same sorts of problem recently, my computer starts to freeze a lot more and when restarting it takes ages. i think its because the computer getting old, or some software just cost it. have u installed anything new recently?

  powerless 14:32 21 Mar 2003

Did you upgrade to XP over ME?

Or did you do a fresh install of XP?

You could try > go to start > Run > Type:


Click "OK"

Give it a few minutes and restart. Have you XP disc alrady in the drive.

What temperature is the computer running it?

Go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer > Look at system and application logs. Look for ERROR and click it. Within that log there will be a link to the MS website where a description of the problem and and a possible fix maybe waiting.

It could be a program causing this problem...

Go to Start > Run > Type:


Click "ok" and then click on the "Startup" tab.
Take the ticks out of everything and restart. If it still freezes then its not a program. If it does not freeze put a tick back in one at a time and when it freezes you'll know the program.

When you updraded to XP were there any possible problems that the Upgrade Advisor spotted. Did you run this or did you just upgrade.

I suspect it might be the upgrade over ME cauing your problem.

  Bevlee 14:50 21 Mar 2003

Thanks for your help i will try all the suggestions
You guys are great

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