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By glenmere ·
I recently upgraded to WinXP Home editon. The installation was succesful. During a normal startup/bootup process I will see the black WinXP Home screen with the little green dots crossing and subsequently the WinXP blue user name screen appears. Now, quite frequently, the computer stops at the black screen and won't continue. When I power down and restart sometimes I get a menu that says to select Safe Mode, Normal or To the Last Successful Boot. Sometimes it just plain locks up. Can anyone suggest a solution as to why this is happening. Thanks, John

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by jun1cez1 In reply to WinXP Home log-on

I you are looking for a long term solution to this. I do suggest you do a new "full install" of Windows XP instead of "Upgrade".

I can give you all possible scenario on why do this happens assuming you have "all day or more" in fixing this. So the best advice i can really give you is to do a full install.

Email me if you are interested in all the possible causes and possible solutions for your problem.

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by kathyjp In reply to WinXP Home log-on

I have run into this problem 3 times with Win XP Home upgrade over an old Win ME operating system. 2 of the problem systems had McAffee Internet protection suite which seemed to cause part of the problem. Eventually this instability in the system will cause it to quit booting entirely. The only success I've had was to save the files(by plugging it in to another XP machine if it won't boot at all) and reformatting the hard drive, then reinstalling ME and then the XP upgrade. Then reinstall the programs and transfer the files from a burned CD to where they belong. On the 2 computers with McAffee, every time I tried to reinstall the McAffee program it had trouble registering and updating, and eventually the systems started to have the freezing and boot problems again. I had to start over and leave the McAffee off, got them Norton AV instead and used the XP ICF. Good luck.

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