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XP has froze-up

By ShelStew ·
I have a Dell Optiplex GX280, when booting up the system it exec the Bios it went through fine. When it openning XP windows it seen to process through, the windows XP logo appear and disappear, but when the screen turn blue it hangs. Try to load with "last known configuration, and still it's a NOGO. What else can be done?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to XP has froze-up

Try booting into Safe Mode and run some sans to remove any Infections with your AV program and Spy/Male Ware Removal Programs.


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by spidershrek In reply to XP has froze-up

Load ur Windows XP Cd that came with the dell and use the recovery console.(DOS)
Log in as an admin.
Then restart PC.

* For help with the command Prompt type Help. It will provide a list of commands.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to XP has froze-up

off the top of my pointy head i would say: tell us more. is this a bsod with a stop error message or are you describing a blank desktop? when was the last time you checked the disk for errors and defragged? how much free hard disk space? add any equipment lately (and did you try removing it) such as printer (drivers) camera, usb device etc etc. or software such as windows updates, cd is your anti-virus protection? any power outages that...this can be caused by lots of stuff. from your description i bet you can't boot in safe mode you have your xp install disks and can you boot to the recovery console? if so you can examine your disk for errors and fragmentation using that. here is the link to the article to tell you how...
? How to install and use the Recovery Console in Windows XP

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