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Win2k Hanging At Startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iknowkungfu, Oct 19, 2004.

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  1. iknowkungfu

    iknowkungfu Thread Starter

    Mar 13, 2003
    After installing my new Crucial RAM, startup takes longer...

    Basically when the colour loading screen for Windows comes up (with the block bar at the bottom, it will load normally until the bar is completely full, at which point it will hang for about 30secs, and this is the really weird part, the image appears to 'drop' by 1 pixel, except for the last 10 or so vetical lines.

    When I try increasing the amount of memory assigned to the onboard graphics processor, the hanging goes on for much much longer - it takes about a minute and a half if I set it to 64MB (longer the higher I set it). When it gets past this screen, the wallpaper is green with the loading dialogue (rather than Win2k blue when its starting up normally), which suggests to me that its in safe mode.

    For about a second it comes up with a STOP message (something I've only ever seen once before) written at the top, on a BSOD-blue screen background.

    It gives me no error messages at any time.

    My housemate suggested using a command that will show what windows is doing when it hangs at startup... any ideas?

    Shuttle SN41G2
    - onboard GeForce4MX 32MB

    AMD 2500+ Barton
    1x Crucial 512MB PC2700
    1x Kingston 256MB PC2700

    Windows 2000 SP4

    Thanks everyone and anyone in advance!
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