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problem at startup/won't load Windows

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by adamvelvetu, Jun 30, 2010.

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  1. adamvelvetu

    adamvelvetu Thread Starter

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    I'm having a rather strange problem. I shutdown my computer earlier. No issues. I just went to restart and now am experiencing some issues.

    The computer loads up and starts to load Windows, just at the point where the black screen appears and my desktop would normally appear...nothing happens. The computer sounds like its trying to load it...it revs up and then dies and then revs again. It seems like it would do this ad-nauseum if I didn't try to restart again.

    Is this an issue with the processor? Windows? I have tried restarting several times. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. huggie54

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    hiya Adamvelvetu,reboot, tap F8 choose "Last known good confuguration",if that not work same again choose "Safe mode" and try system restore
     
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    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    How to Access Safe Mode With Networking

    While the computer is turning on, tap F8 once every second until a black screen with white text appears. Using your arrow keys highlight the option Safe Mode With Networking and hit Enter.

    Then when you're in Safe Mode With Networking, access your web browser and download Avast Antivirus and Malwarebytes AntiMalware. Install both these programs and do thorough scans.

    Also, please post the following:
    - Make and model of your computer.
    - Operating System
     
  4. adamvelvetu

    adamvelvetu Thread Starter

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    Neither option seemed to work. I tried booting from the last known config and then also booting in safe mode (with and without network prompt) but both produced the same result: the Windows screen fades away and at the point where the desktop would load...it doesn't.

    I am running Windows XP. I built the computer myself so no particular make and model.
     
  5. huggie54

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    you want "Safe Mode" with COMMAND PROMPT,not networking
     
  6. adamvelvetu

    adamvelvetu Thread Starter

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    Still doing the same thing...

    It was loading up the safe-mode files, got to mup.sys, seemed like it was going somewhere and then entered into 'the loop'. I'm going to try and do a repair with the XP disc.
     
  7. adamvelvetu

    adamvelvetu Thread Starter

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    well, the most frustrating solution of all has occurred: simply restart the computer enough times.

    I put in my XP disc, allowed setup to start, and selected recovery console. I exited with out running chkdsk (or anything else) and restarted thinking going through an intial setup may work (I haven't used recovery console before) by forcing me to repair the current version of windows. I restarted with the XP disc and selected install windows. I noted that my drive letters were not showing up properly (i have 3 HD's but only one has windows on it). I restarted again and this time just decided to let the continue run through to see if it might work. Voila, it did.

    Any thoughts on what the actual problem is? I'm going to run scandisk and make sure all my drivers are updated. Otherwise I'm baffled. Any thoughts? In the mean time the computer will not be turned off.
     
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