Freeze at initial cycle?

By eranbem
Sep 19, 2006
  1. Hp a1250n
    athlon x2 3800
    2gig ram
    xfi xtreme music

    I had just plugged a printer into my machine to try to get it set up. It just sat there (susposed to be plug and play), so I went looking for a install pack online. While I was doing that the system froze. I let it sit for a couple minutes and it remained unresponsive. I tried alt-ctrl-delete, and nothing happened. I tried a hard shut down and I rebooted. Everthing seemed fine until I reached the XP screen with the scrolling bar. It freezes up every time I get there. I waited a few minutes, and did another hard shut down, and then went into bios. I made sure everything was in order, then I tried again. Same thing. I eventualy ended up doing a clean install of xp through the recovery disks. Same thing keeps happening, even if I try safe mode. Any ideas would be appriciated.
    Im guessing a bios problem since the recovery disks worked fine.
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Format the hard drive and try again. It could have been a million things that did that, and it just so happened to have been when you were having printer problems.
  3. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 137

    You could also try resetting your bios, also remember to unplug your printer.
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