Bootup Freeze (Help please!)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by -seek-, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    101
    Hello, I have this little problem that sometimes when restarting Windows and its booting back up at the Windows XP Home screen it freezes and the blue moving bars just stop. Now this only happens to me sometimes and its getting pretty annoying because I have to do a hard restart.

    Anyone have any advice? …thx
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    12,332
    Location:
    new york
    any new hardware?

    memory might be bad too
     
  3. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    3,093
    Location:
    FL, USA
    correct me if i'm wrong, but the blue boot bar means you are running winxp sp1, update to sp2, this will probably solve the issue.
     
  4. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

    Messages:
    1,390
    Location:
    Turtle Island
    Have you tried to see if it boots into safemode without freezing? F8 during startup.
     
  5. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    1,984
    Location:
    Placerville, CA

    XP home users have a green one until they update to SP2, then its blue :p
     
  6. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    3,093
    Location:
    FL, USA
    ohh i am so wrong these days..... please someone, anyone help me :( :) :) :)
     
  7. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    101
    naw man, no new stuff. i dont see why it would be a hardware issue cos everything runs great untill the Windows loadup comes....
     
  8. yoninh

    yoninh OSNN One Post Wonder

    Messages:
    1
    edit ur c:/boot.ini

    add /sos behind the os infos line.save and exit

    when u start again ,u can see details about ur os starting...
     
  9. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    101
    hmm... the OS wont let me save over the c:\boot.ini file.... ?
     
    Kush likes this.
  10. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

    Messages:
    4,590
    Location:
    Montreal, Quebec
    ok thats normal what u do is save it as boot2.ini or somthing else, then delete the orignal boot.ini, and then rename the boot2.ini to boot.ini
     
    -seek- likes this.
  11. -seek-

    -seek- OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    101
    hey, that was obvious... thx :nervous:
     
  12. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

    Messages:
    375
    or remove the read only check box?

    like NT4 server