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Windows hangs at boot time

By daden123 ·
When I boot up after the computer has been off for several hours the computer will hang up at the Windows logo and the disk light will stay on. This does not happen every time I do a cold boot. I eventually have to press reset to get the system up and running. I have changed drives and the problem still happens occasionally. I am using a gigabyte board with the latest bios updates and have a AMD 64 3800 CPU. I have also changed out my memory which I am using 2 gigabytes. Any ideas what could be the culprit?

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Windows hangs at boot tim ...

I had the same problem, and the solution was to replace the power supplies.
(not all the time, but sometime the HDD have not enough voltage to wake up)

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by w2ktechman In reply to Windows hangs at boot tim ...

I have had similar issues, but for me it would hang at POST, only if I powered off completely. It worked fine after I replaced a memory chip. Even though the memory was rated for the board, and the memory worked in another (same model) system, it just would not work properly on this one.
Try pulling 1 chip, seeing if the problem goes away, if not, pull the other.

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by ozi Eagle In reply to Windows hangs at boot tim ...


Whilst you have the cover off, check the mobo around the cpu for bulging or burst or discolored electro caps.

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