Problem Booting Windows XP Home Edition

By Andre Ward
Oct 31, 2008
  1. I'm using a Windows XP from Dell. The boot startup gets stuck in the Dell boot screen (not the Windows boot screen where the green bar goes back and forth). This problem occurred after repairing my computer with the formatting disk. Its not the first time this has happened. My plan was to install Ubuntu from a CD but I can't perform this seeing as I can't even access the place where I change the options to enable booting from a CD (sorry I forgot the name of this) because like I said, it gets stuck.

    This is a hard one for me, any help guys?

    PS: Props on the excellent forums and site.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    May be faulty Ram

    Please run Memtest on your Ram ( ~ 4Hrs)
  3. Andre Ward

    Andre Ward TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmm, I think its the RAM as well. Thank you for the feedback!
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thanks for the feedback

    Many users don't even test it when I mention to do this
    They just go straight out and update the Ram (usually it requires updating anyway)
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