Windows XP locking up

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R.H. Phelps

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Upon starting my computer Windows XP sometimes locks up before completing the booting process. What might be causing this
 

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I have two suggestions. If XP worked initially without this problem and just recently started manifesting this behavior try System Restore. Perhaps you recently added some software and the problem started after the install. You can take system restore back to a time before the install.

If that is not the case, then I'd Go to Startup and disable one program at a time. You can do this in XP (I have HE) by:

Start>Help and Support>Pick a Task>Use Tools>System Configuartion Utility. Select Startup Tab.

You can temporarily disable one program at a time, and resart the computer until you don't have the problem anymore. This will pinpoint the program that is causing the problem if it is in Startup.You disable the program by removing the check mark by left clicking on it. This is time consuming, but won't hurt anything, and you can re-enable the program by placing the checkmark in front of it again. You shouldn't need to disable Systray.
 
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