Unable to get past Startup screen

  piere 18:18 02 Aug 2010

I am running XP home edtion. On start up the screen reaches where it shows loading with the line of 3 dots going across, then just seizes up.

I have gone into safe mode and done a system restore with the same result. I have tried msconfig and disabled the apps in Startup but still the same.

Can anyone help please?


  birdface 18:45 02 Aug 2010

Not got a disc in the drive have you.

Maybe try last good configuration in safe mode.

Or check the air vents are not clogged up with dust and fluff if so inside will need cleaning out as well.

  woodchip 20:56 02 Aug 2010

how long have you left it after it stops?

  woodchip 21:00 02 Aug 2010

One thing that may help, in safe mode double click My Computer right click the Drive with the OS on it, choose Tools\Check Disc put a tick in the box to do a full scan then run it

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:12 02 Aug 2010

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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  piere 09:23 03 Aug 2010

Thanks for the response. Delay caused as having to use a friends box.
Have tried the first 2 without result Now searching for XP disc.

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