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Solved: New MOB, PC half starting only......

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SD-B, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. SD-B

    SD-B Thread Starter

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    PC died a few weeks ago
    i, friends, people here thought it was the POS
    finally got around to changing it but that as not the problem
    so i had to take it into a computer store near me and she said it was the motherboard
    so she switched it for a new one
    when it came back up at first, seemed fine, had to run XP again due to the hardware change so she put in her disc just to see if the drivers would load, but it was to slow, so she took looked at it and it died again
    to late, end of day at that point so i left it there for 2 days
    went to pick it up today, she said all was fine, it had been due to her not installing properly the two screws

    today i reinstalled XP but as a repair, I didnt need to reformat the drive and install SXP afresh
    she advised the repair method

    got all the way though the install, all seems great
    but it is sticking at the background stage
    right after the admin log on
    no icons are coming up, no system try, clock, etc, nothing.
    cant even right click for properties
    although i can see the mouse pointer
    it will not click on anything for there isnt anything it seems for it to click onto
    so all i see is the background wallpaper I had had set up there beforehand

    during the XP repair install, I did see a message about direct




    this has happened on my desktop, a Dell dimension 1100
     

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    SD-B Thread Starter

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    hmmmm.....no replies, that tells me that this isnt an easy one....lol

    if it is coming up at least this far, it shouldnt be hardware related, right?
    Perhaps if i just reformat and start anew it will be ok?
     
  3. leroys1000

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    Start tapping F8 just before windows starts loading
    and select safe mode from the list and hit enter.
    If the computer starts in safe mode,go to add/remove programs
    in the control panel and remove DIVX.
    Restart and see if it will boot.
    If not,go to safe mode again and uninstall any
    hardware drivers in add/remove programs.
    Try it agian.
    If it boots,install the latest drivers for your hardware.
     
  4. SD-B

    SD-B Thread Starter

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    never heard of f8 before, only f2 and f12 neither of which would do anything

    tried it.......and got a list of boot devices only, showing my floppy as #`1 whcih i changed to have my hard drive there ( might change that back )

    in any event, thats all it would show but i will play around and see what else i can bring up, and then post any questions further a bit later on today
     
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    You tapped it too soon and got the motherboards boot manager.
    Wait a little longer in the boot cycle.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Sometimes a repair install just does not work. If you still have problems after uninstalling the problem apps, I would just backup what you need to keep ie data/work files and do a clean install.
     
  7. SD-B

    SD-B Thread Starter

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    THANKS for all of your help, all of you..........i wasnt aware that the repair function sometimes didnt work but i deceided in the end to do a reformat and reinstall XP as I had everything backedup anyway, and this way I can ensure there wont be further problems.

    Ive had to many this past little while, all stemming I believe, from not having used a power surge protector..........the first thing I am going out today to buy :)


    So, this is more or less solved now
     
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