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    Win XP freezes

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    by charles.harcq@customerselects.com ·

    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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    • #3292433

      Reply To: Win XP freezes

      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.

    • #3293888

      Reply To: Win XP freezes

      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

    • #3291292

      Reply To: Win XP freezes

      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

    • #3314809

      Reply To: Win XP freezes

      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.

    • #3315483

      Reply To: Win XP freezes

      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.

      • #3314464

        Reply To: Win XP freezes

        by charles.harcq@customerselects.com ·

        In reply to Reply To: Win XP freezes

        Poster rated this answer.
        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 # (:=={

    • #3314008

      Reply To: Win XP freezes

      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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