Computer "HANGS" on startup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by FourDiceS, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. FourDiceS

    FourDiceS Guest

    It's been a while now that "almost" every time I boot, when everything is loaded my computer stucks... It looks in my drive a: then continues loading then checks again in my drive a: and it stucks and the drive a: light is on... I can't even move the mouse or press ctrl alt delete.. When I reboot windows does'nt even know that it crashed... It totally freezes. I tought it was my virus scan so I deleted it...

    I looked every where.. regedit startup, msconfig... Nothing that is'nt normal...

    Anyone knows what would cause windows xp to look in my drive a: when it boots!?

    Believe me when I say I have nothing in my start up config...


    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Athlon 1700+
    asus a7v266-e
    512 mb ddr ram
    Msi Gforce 2 ti 64 mb ddr

    Programs installed:
    office xp
    morpheus
    cute ftp
    audioconvert
    winamp 2.79, 3
    Guildftp
    netscape 6
    opera
    Smartftp
    mirc
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Just as a test have you tried disabling the floppy from your bios and seeing if your computer boots normally then? The floppy light bieng on might just be a side effect and not the root cause...just a thought.

    and is there any mention of a problem in your event viewer?
     
  3. FourDiceS

    FourDiceS Guest

    Nothing is mentionned in event viewer..
    Like I said, when this happens, windows does'nt even know it crashed... 'no scandisk start up'

    weird!!!!

    I will try a start up with the floppy disabled...

    Thanks for your help!
     
  4. koko

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    i know 98se had an option you could choose so that it would not check the a drive at all on bootup. i would assume xp has the same option. anyone know where it is?
     
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    if you're stand alone, dissable workstation in services
     
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