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Computer freezes up

By therock2011
Oct 26, 2008
  1. I have a computer that runs windows XP when ever i turn it on it starts gets to the welcome screen and shuts off. There is no noise at all coming from the cpu and all lights on it atre turned off, but the monitor is still showing the welcome screen
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Go to Safe Mode (by repeatively press F8 on Windows startup)

    Then do the following:


    Please try this:

    Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer
    • Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
    • Click Properties, and then click Tools.
    • Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
    Use one of the following procedures:
    • • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
    • • (tick) To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box.
    • • To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

    Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:
    Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

    Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
    Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.
     
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