XP sssssstartup problems

  kingcup 18:52 12 Aug 2009

I have a desktop Medion computer with XP home. It is having startup problems even after returning to manufacturers settings. When I first switch it on, it gets as far as the Celeron logo then just hangs, And then it might get as far as the welcome screen before it hangs again. I have to keeping rebooting at least 6 times and then it decides to boot up ok. Its as if it doesn't work cold, but after warming up a bit it seems ok. I did notice that the keyboard lights never came on. I swapped it for a PS2 keyboard from my old computer. This seems to help at times.

  Forum Editor 19:00 12 Aug 2009

1. How old is this machine?

2. When did you last defragment the hard drive?

3. Have you added any internal hardware components recently?

  kingcup 19:40 12 Aug 2009

I defrag regularly. Machine is 4 yrs old and just been restored to manufactureres settings, after trying the other 2 options on the recovery disc.

  kingcup 19:42 12 Aug 2009

no new hardware added

  MAT ALAN 19:45 12 Aug 2009

click here

could be a memory issue the link will help, it could also be a PSU problem...

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