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By RG11 ·
I have XP pro and am having problems booting up past the windows XP splash screen. It would occasionally do this in the past then eventually come up.. It will stop on a black screen immediately after this splash screen comes up. Where should I start...

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by Xanderoth In reply to xp wont boot

Are you getting any errors? BSOD? Does it reboot or just hang?

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by RG11 In reply to

No Errors, just a black screen.. Everything loads up fine, then the splash screen comes up and right after this should be the logon screen. Nothing the screen goes black and no logon screen comes up. The light on the monitor is green. The num locks and cap locks wont come on and it will sit their...

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by dmiles In reply to xp wont boot

Check the device manager in safe mode for any yellow exclamations marks for problems,if the screen is still black check the web for update video drivers and install.

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by CG IT In reply to xp wont boot

As dmiles suggested boot safe mode. Question is CAN you boot safe mode? If you can chances are some driver is mucking up the works.

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by RG11 In reply to

I cant get it to boot in any mode
..safe....normal....last known good.....

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by Grey_Woolf In reply to xp wont boot

As the others have said, it certainly seems like a driver problem. Before I tried to install the OS, I would check the memory. XP is very aggresive in its memory usage, also XP REQUIRES at LEAST 128mb of RAM. Try a memory slot swap.

In after thought, I am ask myself - is there sufficeint cooling. I know you didn't mention it, but if the processor overheats, well you know the rest of the story.

Has the processor been over-clocked?

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