Boot problems

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
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#1
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
 

Elroy Jetson

Little Dipper School
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#3
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
 

Mr. K

OSNN Occasional
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#4
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.
 

dreamliner77

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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???
 

NetRyder

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#6
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. :)
 

dreamliner77

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#7
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!!!
 

dreamliner77

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#9
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.
 

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