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Boot sequence hangs at Windows Logo boot screen with progress bar

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by regnivens, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. regnivens

    regnivens Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2007
    Problem is similar to others that have been posted earlier.

    On boot sequence, PC hangs on Windows boot screen - with the good old progress bar churning along for eternity. It just stays there. It is possible to boot into safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc. but never boots up normally. 'Last Known Good..." does not help at all.

    I have tried 'repairing' XP using the recovery console (deleting the boot.ini file, then BOOTCFG /REBUILD and then FIXBOOT) to no avail. Do not know where in the boot process it is getting hung up and not totally sure how to determine that.

    Using Windows XP Media Center Edition with SP2. Plenty of RAM and disk space.

    Had this problem once in the past and it seemed to self correct after about 50 reboots. No such luck this time.

    Does this sound like a re-install of XP is required or are there any other options that might work?

    Cheers, GR
  2. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    You have trotry reformat and if that doesn't work replace the hard drive.
  3. Dr. Chauncey

    Dr. Chauncey

    Oct 25, 2007
    You could just reinstall windows and select the option to leave the current file system intact so as not to lose any important data you have on there. It won't be too pretty and I'm not sure your files will be totally recoverable.
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