Computer freezes at XP Splash Screen

By CougarX6
Feb 13, 2011
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  1. The scroll bar is still moving but it just sticks there.

    If I reboot I get the screen that says Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Start Windows Normally or Last Known Good Configuration.

    I've tried both the Start Windows Normally and the Last Known Good Config and it freezes at the splash screen. If I pick Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking... it scrolls a series of code and then freezes with the code on the screen:

    multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (0) partition (1) \Windows\System32\Drivers\ (ending with various .sys)

    I did d/l and install an update for I think Adobe Reader or Adobe Flashplayer yesterday. It required a restart to finish the install. I didn't reboot yesterday, shut it down last night and this happened when I turned the PC on this morning. Not sure what to do.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    Follow this guide to test out your memory and if that has no good result follow the next guide to test your hard drive. You will need the use of another PC to make the diagnostics discs.


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