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Guybrush

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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:
 

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:)
 

Guybrush

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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:)
 

Bytes Back

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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.
 

Guybrush

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Thanks Bytres Back. Ive been to the Administrative Tools and the folder is empty! Tilt
 
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loppdawg69

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

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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.
 

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