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computer freezes and will not log on to

By jmccallister ·
I am working on a pc that is running win95. When I type in my password or anybodys password and hit enter to log into the network, the computer wants to read the floopy drive. When it stops trying to read the drive, the hour glass just sits there and spins. Windows does not load and I have to reboot. I do not have a disk in it and do not need it to read the drive to log in. If I hit cancel at the network password promp instead of logging in, windows will load up o.k.

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by mark_lt In reply to computer freezes and will ...

press cntr+alt+del, and see if mprexe.exe is hung, if so, the only way I have found to rectify this is to disable user profiles on that work station, MS also give a similar answer to this.

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by bert.chew In reply to computer freezes and will ...

Do you have a network based virus checker? Is it trying to scan drive A: during your logon (from a logon script, perhaps)? Try putting a blank, formatted diskette in the drive and see if it still hangs. If not, what starts up during the logon?

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by Strik_r In reply to computer freezes and will ...

If there is no problem with the user profile, then scan the cabling, maybe a wire is not reaching the outlet...

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by thomas_horna In reply to computer freezes and will ...

- It could be that mprexe is hanging. I solved this problem by clicking "cancel" and then in W95, searching for password files, with ending *.pwl and deleting them; after reboot everything was fine. *.pwl?s are sometimes corrupt...
- It could also be that some app wants to start. Look at win.ini, section [run], mostly first one, then startup, and then in registry, keys run and runonce...
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by MFR In reply to computer freezes and will ...

Hi,

This would be a short term answer:

Disable the FDD in the BIOS, then see if the problems still persits. If not then I'd disable FDD scanning on boot up, and maybe change the boot order it could be that you've got the boot sequence as C, Atry swapping this to A, C.

I've op'ed to this option as you've had some good advice for the login/windows config. possibilties.

Regards
Gary.

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