WinME startup problem

  Rayuk 18:27 31 Jul 2003

On booting up system it shows Desktop wallpaper,then hangs.
Cannot start in safe mode,tried scanreg/restore same problem.

Anyone have any ideas to the cause or solution to the problem.

This happened after a normal shutdown.

  Rayuk 19:28 31 Jul 2003


Will try that tomorrow.Its a workmates pc.

Any chance it could be a virus?

  Rayuk 17:20 01 Aug 2003

No go with scanreg/fix.

Other possibles I have seen are
Tried battery and cmos no go.

Will have to buy some floppies to run anti virus rescue.

Never mentioned in opening post that the desktop walpaper appears but no icons or start menu.If this means anything.

  Rayuk 18:34 01 Aug 2003

Same problem in safe mode,goes to desktop wallpaper then nothing.

  Rayuk 19:19 01 Aug 2003

So far I have tried the following
Scanreg /restore[loaded from 3 days earlier/no go]
Scanreg/fix [said repaired registry/no go]
New battery[no go]
cleared cmos[no go]

Not tried the minimal boot though,will make a note of that.This is an HP pc so only came with a recovery disk so cant instal over top either.

Will have to try anti virus floppies/Hard drive diagnostics/memtest.

Thanks for your input

  Rayuk 20:51 01 Aug 2003

Thanks again
Will be in work tomorrow,so hopefully he has left the pc in the office for me to have another go.Will report back hopefully tomorrow pm with a good result.

  Rayuk 15:49 02 Aug 2003

Many thanks followed your instructions and pc now up and running.Phoned workmate to tell him and he sends his gratitude,saved him many hours of reloading.

One to put in my folder.

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