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Old 2007-07-26, 15:07   Link #1
Kaioshin Sama
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Computer Freezing Soon After Startup (Windows XP)

And I mean soon as in booting the processes soon. I have a suspisicion that is what it is, but I'm left with no way to fix it. I've tried a rollback and I'm in safe mode right now. The point at which it freezes is when its booting the processes that normally start once you enter windows, I usually have about 36 of them. After I tried getting rid of some potential problem causing programs it seems to be freezing even faster, possibly meaning it's getting close to the source. Does anybody have any suggestions on things to try, as Monday is the earliest I can get it to a repair shop, but that means I'm stuck with crappy Safe Mode till then, meaning no sound processing and thus no anime.
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Old 2007-07-26, 15:35   Link #2
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By 'booting', you mean the user startup, or the initialization of the OS? If it's the user startup, then try disabling the startup services. Type msconfig in the command console (while in Safe Mode) and disable all unnecessary services you see.
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Old 2007-07-26, 15:40   Link #3
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Well, couple of things.

You said that you tried to get rid of "potential" programs, right? How did you do that? Did you uninstall them or did you remove anything from the startup folder? The truth is that it could be a number of things, but I think a problem in the registry is the most probable cause.

First, try doing a system restore to a previous restore point. If that doesn't fix it, try doing it again to an older restore point. If that doesn't fix it as well, then get into safe mode as you are now, Start -> Run -> msconfig -> Startup tab and remove a few things from there and reboot. Most of the time, I don't get any errors if I remove everything, but then you'll have no sound, video quality will be crap and all, but Windows works. Once it does, then you go back to MSconfig and add things one by one, rebooting everytime ( I know it's time-consuming, but I don't know of any other way ) until you find the problem. Then from that point on, you'll think about fixing it.

The last thing that comes to mind is running a registry fix. There's a few of them around, all you need to do is search on Google for Registry Fix. Some are free and some are shareware, but if it's a minor problem, the free version should fix it.

After that, if it works, then I recommend ASO, Advanced System Optmizer, which is a great program to manage your WinXP with and it also makes fixing the registry a whole lot easier.

Hopefully that helps, good luck.
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Old 2007-07-26, 16:05   Link #4
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Use WanderingKnight msconfig method or to be accurate you better run hijackthis from http://www.hijackthis.de/. It will generate a log file. Place the log file in that site and then try to see if you got any dangerous things running.

Of course it could be software conflict like the one I had that was with avast and zonealarm. It would freeze during the loading process. Hijackthis wouldn't accuse those programs being dangerous. But run it in case you have nasty virus/worms running.
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Old 2007-07-27, 14:22   Link #5
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I tried all that, but it didn't stop it from freezing. I'm probably just going to take it into the place where I bought it and use my warranty. Plus I've wanted to format it to an NTFS File Table for a while anyway, but have been to lazy. This is my reason to get up and do it.
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Old 2007-07-27, 15:30   Link #6
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It could be overheating
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Old 2007-07-28, 06:56   Link #7
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Old 2007-07-28, 16:08   Link #8
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It could be also spywere, run Spyboot S&D in safe mod
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