Friends Computer Locks Up On Load

By xXxZxXx
Jan 5, 2008
  1. Hello, my friend's computer locks up when it tries to load Windows XP. He had just reformatted the harddrive. It locks up right on the Windows Loading Screen. He's tried other harddrives and had the same problem. I tried suggesting a couple of things but he didn't want to listen to me. I'm thinking more along the ram or processor, I'm not sure. All I know about the computer is its a Compaq, AMD Sempron. I can find out more specifications later on but what do you guys think would be causing this. Thanks Much.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Lack of communication skills of your friend
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    The first thing I would ask is why did he reformat in the first place? Do you know if he reformatted correctly? Also a definition of 'locks up' would help. That could mean a few things. Hard to help with so little to go on so far. Does the Windows logo screen come on as though it's going to 'welcome' but not get there? In general everything needs to be looked at.
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