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win xp pro doesn't start, but can go in safe mode

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mark03, Jan 28, 2007.

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  1. mark03

    mark03 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    my old computer has a problem:confused: . It's a PT 4 1.4 GB, Geforce MX 440 64 MB,Seagate HDD 80 GB, kingston RD RAM 384 MB, Intel Motherboard 850GB.
    I reformated my computer and installed Win XP Pro SP2 new. The Installation was without any problem. But when I start up now it goes to the windows page for a very short time, then the black screen comes and after a while it restarts and the same thing happen again. I can go to the safe mode without problems. I tested RAM in safe mode and there were no errors. So what's the problem? Can it be the graphic card?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. griffinspc

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    Can you be more specific on the specs for the machine? Just looking at what you listed it seems too under powered for XP Pro. I don't mean to be insulting but you've listed things incorrectly. I assume you mean P4 1.4 GHz and 384 MHz memory or RAM.

    Microsoft lists the minimum for XP Pro a little above yours but barely. It could be that you just don't have enough horsepower for it.

    When you say "Windows page for a short time" do you mean it gets to the classic desktop?
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Have you installed any NVidia drivers?
     
  4. mark03

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    @Elvandil
    yes I have nvidia Drivers installed

    @griffinspc

    You are right sorry for that:
    Intel PT 4 1.4 GB
    Motherboard Intel 850GB
    384 MB RD-RAM
    Seagate HDD 80 GB
    Graphic card Geforce MX 440 64 MB

    The computer worked without problems before.
     
  5. griffinspc

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    "Windows page for a short time" do you mean it gets to the classic desktop?
     
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