Boot Up Problems

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Parrot0123

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I've got a computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition that refuses to boot up. It gets to the black "Windows XP" screen and the bar at the bottom does it's left to right thing for a minute then it freezes.

When I try to boot up into Safe Mode it freezes up as well, right after the line for TDI.SYS (it briefly asks me to press ESC if I don't want to load SPTD.SYS... but it makes no difference what I do there)

I've tried booting from XP Install CD, but that freezes also.

Any suggestions?
 

Parrot0123

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The only thing that was done recently was an attempt to install an update to a weather monitoring program called WetSock. That program failed to work, and shortly afterwards Firefox began having problems. It was hoped that a reboot would fix the problem... but that just increased the problems.
 

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At what point does the XP CD boot attempt freeze ? any error message on screen ?
Could you give any more details about the problems you had with Firefox ?

Has anything else odd or new happened with the PC recently ?
 

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The Firefox error message was something like "failed to read at such and such address" - and it refused to start.

No error message appears when trying to boot up.

The XP CD stalls right after loading all the files, just as it's proclaiming "Setup Is Starting Windows"

The computer seemed to be responding slugishly before this incident.
 
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