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Freezes on Windowa XP startupWindows Xp Freezes At Welcome ScreenHi,My laptop keeps freezing at the Window XP start up. I see the bar at the bottom loading, but it just does not do anything. It has been on for about 37 hours what should I do?NOTE: It was low on battery when I last turned it on so I manually turned it off by pressing the power switch 3-5 seconds it had not fully loaded.

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Computer FreezeWindows Xp Freezes At Welcome Screen

When I turn on my laptop it says there was an error when I last turned off laptop. Then it asks me to start windows normally, in safe mode, with last configuration etc. I chose to start windows normally and once it got to the windows XP start up it just stayed there I see the bar moving across the bottom. My computer has been on for abour 37 hours in that screen. I manually turned it off and removed the battery for w hours. When I turned it on, I got the same error. I tried safe mode and then it started going then it froze. I shut it off again and tried the other ways to start p my computer they all did not work.Please help.

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Windows freezes at welcome screenWindows Xp Freezes At Welcome Screen

I just installed free web-creator software and after installing itAnd attempting to run it, my computer (Dell Dimension desktop) froze. ITried rebooting it, but it won't go past the blue windows welcomeScreen.

 I inserted the xp disk to repair chkdsk (which it did,Successfully), restarted the computer, and it STILL wouldn't boot. IUnplugged all my unpluggable hardware and still the blue welcomeScreen. I also attempted to start it at its previous successfulConfiguration, no luck.

I am currently taking an online course and all my notes are typedAnd not backed up. Any help that does not involve reformatting windowsWould really help me out.

 Thanks.

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Replying to iGuestReplying to iGuestRochl, Here is the Original link just in case you need and is illustrated there to ease what you're going to do: http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/ To troubleshoot startup problems 1. Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly.The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard(your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start.2.If you recently installed new hardware, shut down your computer and disconnect the hardware. Then, restart Windows XP and troubleshoot your hardware to get it working properly.3.Restart your computer and press F8 again. This time, choose Safe Mode and press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start in Safe Mode,Which does not automatically start programs and hardware, and displays very primitive graphics. If Windows XP starts successfully in Safe Mode,You can remove any programs or updates you have recently installed. Then, restart your computer normally.4.Additional troubleshooting is possible, but it can be complicated and may require reinstalling Windows XP.Contact technical support for further troubleshooting assistance. Alternatively, you can perform a repair installation of Windows XP.It might solve your problem. However, you will lose some settings and need to reinstall updates.How to troubleshoot disk errorsThe "Non-system disk or disk error" message means that your computer could not find Windows. Follow the steps below and try starting your computer after each step.Continue to the next step only if Windows continues to fail during the startup process.To troubleshoot disk errors1.Your computer might be trying to load Windows from removable media rather than from the hard disk inside your computer.Remove any floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives, digital cameras, and memory cards.2.A portion of your hard disk may be corrupted. You might be able to fix the problem by performing a repair installation of Windows XP.3.Your hard disk may have failed. Contact technical support for further troubleshooting assistance.If your hard disk has failed, it will need to be replaced. After you have replaced your hard disk, you should restore your files from a backup.How to troubleshoot hardware problemsIf your computer displays an error message within a few seconds of starting, you probably have a hardware configuration problem.If you see the Windows logo, you need to troubleshoot startup problems. If you see a "Non-system disk or disk error" message,You need to troubleshoot disk errors. If you don't even see the startup screen, you likely have a hardware problem.Follow these steps to troubleshoot a hardware problem that prevents your computer from starting to load Windows.After each step, restart your computer and attempt to load Windows. Continue to the next step only if Windows continues to fail to load.To troubleshoot hardware problems1.If your computer beeps when you start it but does not display anything on your monitor:A. Disconnect and reconnect your monitor from your computer.B. Verify that your monitor's power cord is connected and that your monitor is turned on.C. If possible, connect your monitor to a different computer to make sure that your monitor works properly.D. If your monitor works but your computer beeps and displays nothing, your video adapter has probably failed.If your computer is under warranty, contact your computer manufacturer for support.If your computer is not under warranty, and you are comfortable opening your computer's case and replacing internal hardware,Purchase and install a compatible replacement video adapter. Otherwise, contact a service center for assistance. While replacing a part is a nuisance and may be costly, your documents, pictures, and e-mail should be safe and will be available when your computer is fixed.2.If you see an error message that indicates that a keyboard is not present or a key is stuck, turn off your computer and reconnect your keyboard.If the problem continues, replace your keyboard.3.Sometimes your computer won't start because your computer is not compatible with a hardware accessory.If you have recently added a new hardware accessory, turn your computer off, remove the accessory, and restart your computer.4.Remove all hardware accessories except your keyboard, mouse, and monitor. If your computer starts successfully, shut down Windows,Turn off your computer, and add one hardware accessory. Then, restart your computer.F your computer fails to start, the hardware accessory you most recently added is causing a problem. Remove the hardware and contact the hardware vendor for support. You can reconnect other hardware accessories.5.You may have a loose connector. Turn off your computer, remove all connectors from the outside of your computer, and then carefully push the connectors back in. Look for stray wires, bent pins, and loosely fitting connectors.6.If you are comfortable opening your computer's case, shut down your computer, unplug the power, and open your computer?s case.Remove and reconnect all cables. Remove and reconnect all cards inside your computer, including your computer?s memory chips. Reassemble your computer before attempting to start it again.7.If your computer still doesn't start, your motherboard, processor, memory, or graphics card may have developed a problem. Contact technical support for further troubleshooting assistance.While failed hardware can be frustrating, your documents, pictures, and e-mail should be safe and will be there when your computer is fixed.How to troubleshoot a computer that won't turn on If your computer does not turn on?you press the power button and no lights appear, and there are no beeps or other sounds?you should:1.Verify that your computer's power cord is connected.2.Unplug your computer and connect a different electrical device (such as a lamp, a fan, or a radio) into the same electrical outlet. If the device does not work, the problem is the electrical outlet, not the computer.3.Contact technical support for further troubleshooting assistance. Most likely, the computer's power supply has failed. While replacing a part is a nuisance and may be costly, your documents, pictures, and e-mail should be safe and will be there when your computer is fixed.How to perform a repair installation of Windows XPPerforming a repair installation of Windows XP can fix many serious startup problems. While you should not lose any of your important documents, you might lose settings, and you will need to reinstall many updates.Before performing a repair installation of Windows XP, you should have both your Windows XP CD and your product key available.To perform a repair installation of Windows XP1.Insert your Windows XP CD into your computer.2.Restart your computer. If prompted, press a key to start from the CD-ROM.3.When the Welcome to Setup page appears, press ENTER on your keyboard.4.On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement page, read the licensing agreement. Press the PAGE DOWN key to scroll to the bottom of the agreement. Then, press F8.5.When prompted, press R to have Windows XP attempt to repair Windows by reinstalling important Windows components.The repair and reinstallation process might take more than an hour. Eventually,Setup prompts you to answer questions just as if you were installing Windows XP for the first time. For detailed instructions, read Install Windows XP. Good luck with fixing it,Dar

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Actually I think that your system maybe crashed because you turn off the computer without making all the steps to do it safely like windows recommends. The only solution is to use the last good configuration for that you have to restart your computer and pres F8 since the computer start to show something in the monitor. Once you are in there you have to select the last good configuration from the menu and the windows will start with the last good configuration.If you don?t have a good electric system where the voltage is not constant you have to change it because this type or problems in a residential connection last to damage the hard disk in the long time and the OS system in the short time so you will have to be formatting your system a lot of times and your computer can be crashed forever.When the screen freezes you can press ctrl+alt+del and the system can unfreeze this had help me to repair some computers and maybe this can help you to recover your system and your files and programs without formatting the hard disk.This is my recommendation I hope that can help you.

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Same same... .but different.

Windows Xp Freezes At Welcome Screen

 

I'm in the middle of upgrading my the HDD on my old(ish) PC. I ghosted the main 20GB to an 80GB disk (have a small form factor so can only have one HDD and one DVD-ROM drive at a time.

 

My original disk still boots and runs fine, buy the new disk starts OK, gets to the Windows XP Splash screen, it goes black (quicker than normal but still the disk still ticks over), then the screen comes up there's a dark blue header and footer on the scree with a light blue body in the middle and a Microsoft Windows XP Logo on the screen.

 

Normally, under this there's white writing which says "Windows is starting up" and then it goes to the screen to tell me to logon, but instead it freezes at the blue screen with the Windows XP Logo on it. All HDD activity stops. I can ALT+TAB and find that there are 2 things running called "Log on to Windows" and "Windows Logon", as soon as I ALT+TAB into "Windows Logon" the PC's frozen for good.

 

There's no difference if I do this in SAFE MODE or any other option from the startup menu... Same result. Even VGA mode. The image is as perfect as I can get it, have made the image with 3 different programs and the same result. The only change in hardware is the disk itself (the 80GB instead of the 20Gb).

 

Have run Windows XP repair and run chkdsk /are and repaired any errors, but still no difference. Have tried with the absolute bare minimum of things installed and still no difference

 

At a loss, so need help. If anyone's had this and fixed it, would appreciate some help.

 

I'm not too stuck, as my original disk works perfectly, but it's getting to be a pain.

 

Cheers,

Steve

 

-reply by Steve Norton

 


Hi Steve, Did you ever find a solution to this problem?

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Hi Please try and follow the steps bellow will or might help you out1. If you have 2 rams please take one out and boot your computer, If u just have one try shifting the ram onto another slot or borrow a ram from a friend to rule out any problems with the ram. If this did not work....2. If you have data on your hard disk you will have to take your hard disk out and attach it to another computer to backup your data. 3. If you did back up the data iam sure the hard disk is not the problem. Insert the windows xp cd and do a fresh install....Dont forget to format your hard disk as that would rule out viruses.... Few easy steps to get your computer up and running.

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I had same issue after i repaired windows to get rid of an svhost issue.I removed wireless eyboard and mouse, then restarted the machine in safe mode and ran chkdsk /R. This has fixed the issue however if you are unable to start up in start mode then you could try a recovery console called ERD_COMMANDER_2003. This boots a copy of windows and allows you to fix many issues including HDD faults within the command prompt.Craig

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TeeEss sez:Whoo-Hoo! SUCCESS! Nothing worked for me until I did the following:Boot into Safe Mode (F8 before Welcome freezing) Start > Run, type msconfigI turned off everything and could then boot up. By turning services on 8 at a time I found my culprit. I'll tell you the short answer in case you don't want to go through all that.UNCHECK Plug and Play!If that doesn't work for you, you may have to do it the longer way to find the corrupted file. I was able to turn on Normal Startup (under General tab) then just disable Plug and Play once again. It appears to be the lone gunman.Good luck.

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All of you are making a simple problems seem so damn hard to fix. Next time you log in and it freezes, try this

CTRL+ALT+DELETE > Shutdown > Log Off

 

Then log back in and you're good to go. done

 

What I'm trying to figure out is how to stop this completely. It seems to be common on XP SP 1-3, from HOME - Pro.

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I've got a similar problem. My computer wasn't booting up properly and getting stuck on the blue XP "Windows is starting up" screen (it would never go to "Welcome" as it's supposed to). I can however get into safe mode. Sometimes, I can also run a chkdsk and it kicks it in, but doing that every other time I turn the computer on is too laborious.

It can't be a hard drive issue, because I went out and put in a brand new one...and the problem still persists. Once I had XP installed on the new HD, it was working fine until I started installing all the drivers, and then ultimately a Windows update...my computer is from 2004 so maybe something on the update didn't agree with it?

So I'm under the assumption that the issue is either 1. A faulty driver somewhere, 2. Another piece of hardware that's not the hd is failing, or 3. A Windows update is not agreeing with older computers.

My IT friends told me to try to reinstall the drivers and maybe make sure the memory is attached properly.

I'm on 50 50 agree on both no9t9 and BuffaloHELP. I can't think of any other possible reasons that could cause your problems. Answer BuffaloHELP's questions so we can proceed the troubleshooting further, otherwise if all fails, the harddrive could be failing like what no9t9 said. You case is worst when the problem remains even you tried booting in Safe Mode.
As for suggestions posted by the rest, I was wondering how would k2wl execute your suggestions if he is not able to boot successfully into Windows desktop? He stated in his first post that he got stuck when the Welcome screen showed. He can't even login properly into his local account into his desktop. Hence suggestions like click START > RUN > whatsoever would not possibly work.


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the solution is to press alt + tab when it freezes on the welcome screen and press enter. this happens because the time in the bios is out dated . after logging in set the time and date and your good to go. hope this helps.

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