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    stopping at the welcome screen (XP Home)

    My laptop stops loading Windows at the welcome screen. Only solution is a hard re-boot and that doesn't always work first time. Only recent changes have been installation of XP Hotfixes downloaded automatically. I think the last was about network connection problems on re-installation of Windows which I didn't need anyway. Any ideas or suggestions?

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    Re: stopping at the welcome screen (XP Home)

    It is always best when you have a problem that you haven't had before, to remember the last thing that you changed, and unchange it. Works almost every time. Key word being ALMOST.

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    Re: stopping at the welcome screen (XP Home)

    I have had problems with some hotfixes, critical updates etc in the past so I create a restore point before installation. You may be able to get your laptop back to it's condition before the hotfixes by doing System Restore. Some hotfixes are listed under Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs you could try to uninstall the hotfixes, then install the hotfixes one by one and create a System Restore point for each hotfix.

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    Re: stopping at the welcome screen (XP Home)

    Are you using the laptop on a network?

    I only use Pro, so some of this may not be applicable. Right_click My Computer > Properties > Computer Name and check on what network settings there may be irrelevant.

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    Re: stopping at the welcome screen (XP Home)

    Sounds like it could be a hardware problem. Had a system that would do just what you are having, and it was the hard drive starting to go. On boot up it kept trying to write to a <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> area on the hard drive, replacing it, fixed it.

    When it is runnining have you had any other problems?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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