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    Start up stops at Win starting up

    Using XP pro on 512k, amd 1.2, ibm hd 30 on home network. All of a sudden start up stops at screen 'windows starting up' and freezes. iF i press ctrl-alt-del it goes ahead 'loads personal settings' and runs fine. Whey did it stop where it did? It never happened before and loaded perfectly. Both machines on network are turned on.

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    Re: Start up stops at Win starting up

    Have you added any new devices, of any type, recently? Sometimes if there's a lot to load, or you have a recalcitrant driver of some type, you'll see this type of behavior.

    If there is something new, try disabling it, or uninstalling it an see if that fixes the problem......

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    Re: Start up stops at Win starting up

    Hi
    Had the same symptom some time ago. Try re-installing XP as far as the first boot-up, then carry on as previously. If it works, you can edit out the 'XP Set Up' option by modifying Boot.ini. This also works, btw, if you have a double boot system (XPP and Win 2kP) and re-installing 2k breaks the XP loader.

    Rgds

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    Re: Start up stops at Win starting up

    Every time I've seen this, it's because a service has stopped responding, a device driver is failing to load correctly, or (ugh) someone has changed permissions on the file system.

    If you haven't turned off System Restore, try going back to a checkpoint that was created automatically before the problem began. I've used restore to save my neck from more than a few thorny problems in the past, and it's likely your best bet.
    -Mark

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