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xp stalled startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by swellfella, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. swellfella

    swellfella Thread Starter

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    My computer stalls after loading mem. I get Mem OK then a stalled screen. I push F8 key it then boots up OK with no more problems. This is recent. I had installed some apps; uninstalled them but the stalled startup continues.
     
  2. mfay50

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    Are there other indications that the BIOS is correctly identifying the hardware; or does it go past that? It almost sounds as if the computer is waiting for a response from you as to which operating system is supposed to boot. You can check this by right clicking My Computer, left click Properties, left click the Advanced tab, then click Settings in the Startup and Recovery section.
     
  3. swellfella

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    Much thanx--did as you say: Startup and Rec recognizes os as winxp pro (fas detect). Any way to further verify BIOS os settings? Asuming all is well , any further ideas as to where the snag lies?
     
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    Is there a time to wait for the OS selection in the Startup and Recovery? If you have more than one OS, the default is 30 seconds. You can decrease that.
     
  5. swellfella

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    I have one os. My waiting period is as you say 30. However, the problem seems to have worked itself out. But good to know areas to check out should it return. Thanks much.
     
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