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"Windows is starting..." freezes with no options! Bad memory cards?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by iammyid, Apr 25, 2007.

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    When I boot my computer Windows freezes at the "Windows is starting..." screen but I can still move the mouse. This just began today. It does this same thing when I boot in the last good config and safe mode. So basically, Windows won't get past this screen no matter what mode I use.

    Also, I can't reinstall XP because I get a technical error blue screen that says I may not have adequate disk space, a driver may need to be disabled, or I may need to change the video adapter whenever I try to boot from the install CD. The message also says "pci.sys."

    I've had this computer for 1+ years with no problems. The only thing I can think of is that I was downloading a movie when I accidently turned off the computer at its power source earlier today. So the computer was turned off abruptly at its power source and has NOT gotten past the "Windows is starting..." screen since. Could this have ruined both of my memory cards?

    I'm a beginner at the technical stuff on computers so help is definitely needed and appreciated. A step by step is preferred.

    Specs:
    Dell Deminsion 9100
    Intel Dual 2.8
    2 Mem cards 1gig
    XP Media edition sp2
     
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    iammyid Thread Starter

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    Could it be that I accidently burnt out the memory. Is that even possible?
     
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    Please help! I'm not sure how to test the memory.
     
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