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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Guybrush, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    Twice now my computer has locked at the Welcome screen and will not load any further. Even rebooting the machine a couple of times doen't help. I have to reinstall windows each time. Even starting from last known good doesn't help.

    Specs:
    Pentium 4 2 GIG
    1000MB RAM
    Asus P4 Mboard
    Soundblaster audigy
    Leadtech G Force Ti500 64 MB Detonator 21.70 drivers
    Pioneer dvd rom
    Teac CDRW
    Windows XP HOME (CLEAN INSTALL- New Computer)

    Any help and advice would be much appreciated:confused:
     
  2. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    Have you perused the system logs?? They should shed some light as to what stage the system is hanging!!

    TOK:)
     
  3. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    Thanks for the reply GOTHIC. Without sounding too much of a dork how do I peruse the system log. I'm a novice compared with the experts on this forum!!!?

    Thanks again in anticipation:)
     
  4. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    I've just given Gothic a bollo$%3g for only giving you half the info you need :D

    If you look in adminastrtive tools ibn the start menu, and then choose event viewer, you will see a collosal list of events, if you double click an event then it will reveal some useful (maybe) info.
     
  5. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    Thanks Bytres Back. Ive been to the Administrative Tools and the folder is empty! Tilt
     
  6. Guybrush

    Guybrush Village Idiot

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    Sorry can't even spell now. Thanks Bytes Back!!:D
     
  7. loppdawg69

    loppdawg69 Guest

    Go to start>run and type in eventvwr.msc that will run the event viewer.
     
  8. Mister Zee

    Mister Zee Guest

    Guys.... how's that gonna help him if his PC can't boot past the welcome screen?

    This is most probably either a bad CD, or a conflicting hardware. Do you have a network card? Did you try to remove all the unrequired components and see if you would have the same problem?

    It could be many things, but that's all I can think of now. YYou gotta start with this.