Boot won't complete. System hangs after starting Windows

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

cdennis

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 7, 2011
Messages
2
I installed a second SATA HD on my daughters PC and added 2GB of DDR2 memory after updating the GeForce 7200 video drivers. The system runs fine with dual monitors on my test bench but will not complete boot with the same configuration at her house. POST is very slow and then hangs after "Windows is Starting" message is displayed. Screen goes blank and no further activity.
 

Tanis

Shane
Joined
May 29, 2006
Messages
3,969
If it was working fine and all you have done is move it, the first thing to check is that all cables etc. are firmly and correctly seated (although I would probably expect it to fail boot earlier than starting windows in that instance).
 

cdennis

Thread Starter
Joined
Jan 7, 2011
Messages
2
Thanks Tanis. I have re-seated and swapped cables. Brought the system back to my test bench and again it runs fine. I wll take a reading of the line voltage at the two different sites. I suspect the power supply is marginal and I will disable some devices to see if it will boot with lesser power required.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top