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XP windows wont load

By skano
May 22, 2006
  1. My comp was working fine , then i when i went to restart it it just stayed stuck on the Windows Loading Screen , the lil blue bar keeps moving .

    tried loadin up on safe mode and it stays stuck .. i tried takin out 1chip of ram out .. switched video cards still same crap

    heres my specs/
    XP pro sp2
    80gb/120gb
    1.10ghz AMD
    1gb ram
    geforce4 ti4200 128mb
     
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Try pressing f8 while windows starts, and boot it first in verbose mode (so you get the list of files being loaded - I forget the option name for the time being. See if it's stopping at a particular file.

    Try booting into last known good configuration or failing that, safe mode.

    We don't have enough information to go on at the moment.
     
  3. skano

    skano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well after i kept turning it off manually i unplugged my E drive and plugged it back in .. while the windows took like 5min to load it went to the blue screen where it was fixing 3 stages from the E drive .. took about 30mins to finish .. now my comp loaded up...


    im afraid to restart it tho
     
  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    lol. well, use it as you normally would, and then restart it. If you get a problem then deal with it when you get it. :)

    You can't leave it on forever you know :(

    For the moment, I'm glad for it's started working again. :D
     
  5. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Just to add:

    When you're into a stable session of Windows, goto START>RUN & type msconfig

    On the first tab (General) there is a diagnostic start-up. Click that. Also, on the Boot.ini tab there is a switch /sos ... select that too.

    Note when it re-boots if it hangs on a particular driver ...

    Cheers :grinthumb
     
  6. skano

    skano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Should i restart once i do that ? ^^^
     
  7. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    yes ... re-boot once you've made those changes

    let us know how u go
     
  8. skano

    skano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did it , just started up on safe mode ...

    everytime i restart tho , after the windows loadup part , a Blue windows screen comes out.

    "Checking File systems in E:
    the type of the file system is NTFS
    Volume label is D2
    One of your disks needs to be check consistency...ect
    CHKDSK is verifying the files (3stages[%])"
     
  9. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    E: is flagged as dirty. Try running chkdsk on it while in Windows.
     
  10. skano

    skano TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do i do that ?
     
  11. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 425

    start->run->type in "cmd" press enter
    in the black windows, type in "E:" (without quotes) then press enter
    again type in "chkdsk/f" (without the quotes) and press enter.
     
  12. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    If you did what I suggested, that WAS chkdsk running at start-up. Try & load Windows properly this time (not safe mode) ...

    Also, did you notice your PC takes a while to load a certain driver? mup.sys is the last in the list and seems like it hangs on it but really its not (its just large).
     
  13. skano

    skano TS Rookie Topic Starter


    it did do a chkdsk , does it on normal settings aswell..
     
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