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Computer hangs at Windows XP splash screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by nickdawg, Dec 2, 2007.

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  1. nickdawg

    nickdawg Thread Starter

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    So just today my computer started acting weird. I turn it off each night rather then leave it running, but now it seems I may have no choice.

    Upon turning it on this morning, I see the Windows Xp splash screen as usual, only it is taking alot longer. I notice the progress bar is freezing and then slowly filling up one bar at a time. I got up, went and got some things done around the house. I come back 15 minutes later and it's still loading at the splash screen.

    So I reset, and try to go to last known good config. Same freezing issue.

    I tried safe mode, and it froze while booting into safe mode.

    I waited an hour, figuring maybe it needs to cool down. Same deal when I turned it back on.

    In fact, the only way it works (I am using it now) is if I unplug the power cord and then plug it back in and turn it on. Everytime it freezes, that fixes the problem. Nothing else will.

    I have a dual core processor, 2 gigs ram, geforce 8500 gt video card, a 430w psu, a sata 250gig hdd, a sata dvd burner and an ide dvd burner. I have never had problems like this until today.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Dan O

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    It sounds like the power supply is going bad so you will need to take it into a shop for a check up.
     
  3. nickdawg

    nickdawg Thread Starter

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    That's what I was afraid of, but the power supply is only about 3 months old. It's a Thermal Take 430w psu I got to go with the TT case.
     
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