I've started up my computer, and when it gets to a certain point, it freezes. I just remember accidentally hitting the computer itself, it rebotting and it got where it wouldnt load XP anymore. It locks up..any gives?
1. try booting into safe mode - reboot and hit F8, select "safe mode"
2. if that works, likely not hardware. If it doesn't work, try opening up the case (do you feel safe doing that?) and reconnecting all cables and reseating all cards (PCI and memory).
3. if still no go, try booting off floppy and run some kind of disk checking program (chkdsk or scandsk or something like that)
Report back what you find out. I'll try to respond with something more meaningful after we get some preliminary info. Good luck - and stop hitting your computer!
There's also a way to have Windoze log everything it's doing as it boots. I think it writes it out to \boot.log. Unfortunately, this might not be all that useful since it does tons of stuff when it boots up.
I know some versions of Windoze allow you to confirm stuff before the OS does it at boot time. That might be another one of the options on the boot menu (when you hit F8).
You have powerpoint? I have a presentation from M$ that talks about XP startup/shutdown problems. Might contain a few kernels of useful info.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS