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Win XP freezes

By f-1742104 ·
Win XP SP2

since 3 days at startup XP freezes either when "loading my parameters" or after showing the desktop (the hourglass appears in the Taskbar, the arrow when over the desktop). In that later case some programs are not yet loaded (Zone Alarm b.e.). A restart usually resolves the problem. Strange isn'it!
Any suggestions are welcome

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by BFilmFan In reply to Win XP freezes

Here are some general recommendations:
Check the Event Logs for errors.
Run a chkdsk.
Defragment the system.
Scan the system for malware. (AdAware and HiJackThis are great for this).
Scan the system for viruses.

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by f-1742104 In reply to

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already done that to no avail

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by ReWrite In reply to Win XP freezes

While it's in that state try pressing ctrl-alt-del and if you can get the window up click on task manager and see what process is taking all of the cpu's time. This will give you a starting point for troubleshooting.

Cheers.

RW

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by f-1742104 In reply to

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no access to anything. Sole solution is to power down !

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by hughiemcginley In reply to Win XP freezes

use msconfig to deselect one program at a time at start up and you will eventually come across the culprit

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by piscean_842070 In reply to Win XP freezes

sometimes windows xp service pack 2 when installed
causes some problems and the system gets hanged
so try to uninstall the sp2 then restart ur system
this can improve ur performance.or run msconfig
and remove unnecessary programs during the start.

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by TxTopgun In reply to Win XP freezes

I would put my money on a marginally readable OS file on the hard drive (had it myself more than once). Do a repair install of XP and it should fix the problem. If not, you are probably looking at needing a hard drive.

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by f-1742104 In reply to

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Don't put too much money (:==) on that one since after a power down, power up sequence XP start. Thanks any way (but I won't give you my account # (:=={

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by ReWrite In reply to Win XP freezes

Get a copy of bootvis and see what is hanging bootup:

http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/bootvis/

Cheers.

RW

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