XP HE wont boot normal mode, safe mode ok

By Paulhs
Dec 29, 2005
  1. Power failed on my new Gateway 509 with Windows XP HE. It will boot in safe mode fine but stays on the XP Splash Screen for more than 30 minutes.
    Computer has a 250GB HD and Chkdsk says it is OK.

    What should I do next?

    Thank you all.
  2. Paulhs

    Paulhs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Problem Solved

    Hello All

    Thank you anyway. The problem was caused by a new Cannon pi6600D printer that is slow to initialize. I prevented windows from starting at all. Shut printer off normal boot goes fine. Then turned printer on and P&P finds it and all is ready to go.

    Now I need to figure out why the Cannon is so slow.
  3. DragonFury

    DragonFury TS Rookie Posts: 63

    nm ... u posted just before i did LOL ... glad u got it all fixed up ... btw tag ur it
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