Boot problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamliner77, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Having boot problems. POST is fine. Windows boot screen shows and then comes out of that and hangs at a blank screen. Only major thing I've done to the system is a boot time defrag with diskeeper. I've booted multiple times since then. I can get into safe mode no problem. Any ideas?

    Edit: I did install SP1 about less than 72 hours ago
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Thread Moved to Operating Systems
     
  3. Elroy Jetson

    Elroy Jetson Little Dipper School

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    running xp, I assume, have a look through the registry under

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    and
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

    and see if it is hanging on something there. maybe a virus or a trojan?

    otherwise, try bootvis from the M$ website for improoving bootup time.

    good luck, ej
     
  4. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

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    Try using the boot logging mode, found in the same F8 menu where you choose safe mode.

    The log is saved as Ntbtlog.txt in your %SystemRoot% folder; when your computer freezes, the last entry in the log ought to be (part of) the problem.
     
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  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Hey, netryder,

    Question for ya. You moved this to operating systems. Thought that was supposed to be for "other" operating systems, other stuff for XP stuff???
     
  6. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    This section used to initially be called "Other Operating Systems" and included only posts related to Windows 9x/*nix/Mac.
    It was later renamed "Operating Systems" to incorporate all threads related to problems involving the OS itself, rather than to a specific application running on the OS, whether it be XP/2000/9x/*nix/Mac or anything else.

    Hope that clears things up. :)
     
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    netryder, it's all good

    Well, I've got this far. It's got to be a graphics problem. TNT2 32mb agp.

    Safe mode was working cos of vga support

    If I boot into vga mode all works

    Just don't know what to try now

    Uninstalled nvidia drivers (23.11 i think)

    Problem is that if I then reboot, windows automatically installs new drivers, still have the hang
    if I install latest official dets, still hangs

    Help, it's nvidia hell!!!
     
  8. Mr. K

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    Try using Driver Cleaner to thoroughly clear out your old nVidia drivers and start from scratch.
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Got everything sorted out. All is good now and I am happy. Four hours later. Turns out my video card had worked it's way loose. Could only function in VGA mode. Weird. First time I've ever had a card do that.

    Thanks for all the help, btw, I did use Driver Cleaner when I thought it was a driver issue.
     
  10. Beginning

    Beginning I'm Beginning Somehow...

    Hey, hey... Glad you got it working my man... :)