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windows xp

By mikosheart
Dec 30, 2006
  1. my pc wont start up in the normal mode it gets to the balck screen with windows xp home edition and a blue bar and doesnt do anything. i have left the pc alone for 10minutse but still nothing. although i can start my pc in all forms of safe mode, any help would be greatly appreciated

    much thanks

    miko
     
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    hi welcome to techspot forums :)

    How about doing a ctrl-alt-delete or ctrl-shift-esc?
    then run a new task : explorer

    if there's still nothing, can you tell when this thing started?
    What is the last application you've just install?
     
  3. mikosheart

    mikosheart TS Rookie Topic Starter

    where should i do the ctrl alt del and ctrl shift esc??
    at the loading screen?

    the last thing i installed ummm i will try finding out

    it worked on sunday then on monday mornin it just wouldnt pass the loading screen :'(
     
  4. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    loading screen? i thought it start but theres only frozen blue bar underneath...

    the ctrl-alt-del or ctrl-shift-esc are accessible if the blue bar present
    what i mean is blue bar below, there's a loading icon in mouse pointer.
     
  5. mikosheart

    mikosheart TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the screen is all balck and it says windows xp home edition and at the botto of tht is a bar with three blue lines continuoslly going through it

    thats what it wont go past
     
  6. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    oic, so the windows doesnt boot properly...
    if you able to go to safe mode, maybe you should check:
    press winkey + break , advanced, startup
    run : services.msc
    run : msconfig


    check if there any weird or unfamiliar items there.
    theres also a possibility your machine is infected by VISTA
    (virus, intruder, spyware, trojan, adware) ;)
     
  7. mikosheart

    mikosheart TS Rookie Topic Starter

    press winkey + break , advanced, startup

    how do i do that
     
  8. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    right click my computer, advanced tabs > startup and recovery
    OR
    Winkey in your keyboard and Pause/Break (usually beside scr lock)
    while i assume youre using standard keyboard, not a laptop keyboard.
     
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