Freezes after XP bootup logo

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jclfc

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After working perfectly fine, my computer suddenly decided to start 'freezing'/'hanging' after displaying the XP logo in startup.
However, for some reason I can boot into safe mode and operate the system fine from there.

I have run msconfig and changed the startup settings so nothing loads but it still doesn't work. I have ran chkdsk and a couple of anti-virus progs but still nothing. System Restore doesn't work either.

The hard disk is only two months old and, like I said, I've had no problems prior to today.

Any ideas?
 
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Start > Run > eventvwr.msc > copy and paste some of the recent errors[Red]

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Boot into recovery console . At the prompt type :

attrib -r -s -h c:\boot.ini
del c:\boot.ini
bootcfg /rebuild
-at the first prompt press "y" enter
-at the second prompt type what you want to name your windows installation (anything you want)
-at the third prompt type /fastdetect
chkdsk /r
fixboot
-at the prompt press y
fixmbr
-at the prompt press y
 

jclfc

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When I access the Recovery Console it just hangs after I choose the Windows Installation.

So I tried a repair install but the problems continue.

I really don't want to loose all my data by doing a format.

Could this perhaps be related to my motherboard, which is roughly four/five years old?

EDIT - Someone on another forum has told me to try and reset the CMOS?
 

jclfc

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Here's the latest -

Currently I can't even access safe mode now because it says 'Setup cannot complete in Safe Mode'. The repair install has only made the problem worse because of this.

I am trying the Recovery Console again. I selected the installation I wanted to logo onto by pressing '1' just under 15 minutes ago and nothing has happened.

Is this normal? How long should I wait?
 

jclfc

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Here is the latest guys. I think I may have stumbled upon the root of the problem...

After leaving it on RC for over an hour, I turned the computer on and off again and, to my surprise, the Win XP installation came up and loaded successfully. Once things were set up, I changed my resolution back to 1024 x 768, logged onto msconfig and enabled all my startup items and plugged in my USB modem.

Anyway, I tried to restart and the same problem returned. It hung on a black screen after the XP startup logo.

So, I went into Safe Mode and undid everything I had just done, changed the resolution to 800 x 600 and unplugged the modem...

Restarted into normal mode - my res is 1024 x 768 and startup progs were running.

Upon trying to reinstall my internet software, including USB hub, I noticed that the computer hangs after the XP logo when booting up if there is a USB device plugged into the computer. If there is no device plugged in, the computer loads normally although it is slugglish in loading the login screen.

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After further investigation the problems appears to lie with the modem and the modem alone.

I plugged my phone and camera into the USB ports and the computer booted up fine. The phone even began to charge during boot. However, when I plugged the modem in the same problem occured, I met the black screen and, for what it's worth, the phone didn't begin to charge.

If it's of any relevance, my modem is the BT HOME HUB and I haven't had any trouble with it until now.
 
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