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Win XP PRO boot stops

By rcardald ·
A few days ago I've started to have a problem when booting, everything looks normal but a few seconds after the black Windows XP goes away, instead of the light blue Windows screen while loading Windows, I get a blank screen, the LCD monitor looses its signal, power light goes to amber, mouse usb wireless receiver turns off and then nothing happen.
At this time I have to turn the computer manually off, wait for a couple of seconds and turn it back on again, this time it boots in normal way.
It's been like this for a few days, it always boots well the second time.
I would appreciate any help with this.
Raul

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Have you tried going to a System Restore point?

by Ron K. In reply to Win XP PRO boot stops

I'd try that first since it's only been a few days.

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system restore

by rcardald In reply to Have you tried going to a ...

No, I have not, I run Kaspersky Antivirus and when trying to use System Restore always did not restore.
Thank you for your help.
I haven't made any changes before this started, today I've tried Safe Mode and it booted without any problem, and after this it booted well in normal mode.

The problem to debug this is that it does it only in the first boot, if I try to boot a second time it works OK.

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I'd use msconfig.

by Ron K. In reply to system restore

Go to Start\Run type msconfig hit enter and the System Configuration Utility opens. Go to the Startup tab and click Disable all, click Restart. <br>
Your computer should start and go to Windows. If it does, use msconfig again but this time recheck 5 items and reboot. Continue doing that until you check 5 and it won't reboot cleanly. Then eliminate items one at a time, rebooting each time, until you find the startup item that's causing the problem, then simply leave that unchecked, check the rest of the items and post back here as to what the startup item was that's causing the problem.<br>
If you disable all items and it doesn't reboot cleanly recheck all of the items and post back here.

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Here's an article concerning msconfig.

by Ron K. In reply to I'd use msconfig.
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