screen freezes before it reaches the login screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Gareth, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    Hi, When my son turns his pc on, it goes through the
    motions on the first page [black background with lg XP in
    the middle and the green line scaning from left to
    right], then it switches to the blue background and the
    XP in the middle. But, it then just freezes before you
    get to the login page where you type your password. Any
    offers please? MTIA, Gareth, UK.
     
    Gareth, Jul 3, 2004
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  2. Gareth

    Jim Hubbard Guest

    sounds like a driver error....

    have you tried logging in safe mode?



    "Gareth" <> wrote in message
    news:25a6d01c460d9$52da6270$...
    > Hi, When my son turns his pc on, it goes through the
    > motions on the first page [black background with lg XP in
    > the middle and the green line scaning from left to
    > right], then it switches to the blue background and the
    > XP in the middle. But, it then just freezes before you
    > get to the login page where you type your password. Any
    > offers please? MTIA, Gareth, UK.
     
    Jim Hubbard, Jul 3, 2004
    #2
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  3. Gareth

    Kelly Guest

    Suggestions:

    How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP
    How to Use Clean Boot Troubleshooting for Windows XP
    How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_conflicts.htm

    How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from
    Starting
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q307545

    How to Disable a Service that Prevents Windows XP from Booting
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q244/9/05.asp

    Use System Files to Create a Boot Disk to Guard Against Being Unable to
    Start Win XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm


    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly

    Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
    2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

    Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


    "Gareth" <> wrote in message
    news:25a6d01c460d9$52da6270$...
    > Hi, When my son turns his pc on, it goes through the
    > motions on the first page [black background with lg XP in
    > the middle and the green line scaning from left to
    > right], then it switches to the blue background and the
    > XP in the middle. But, it then just freezes before you
    > get to the login page where you type your password. Any
    > offers please? MTIA, Gareth, UK.
     
    Kelly, Jul 3, 2004
    #3
  4. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    Hi Jim

    Thanks for your reply, it's appreciated. I didn't have
    the F8 option of starting it in save mode. So I tried
    F10 for the system restore mode, and reloaded Windows XP
    again. It worked :). Thanks again. Gareth

    >-----Original Message-----
    >sounds like a driver error....
    >
    >have you tried logging in safe mode?
    >
    >
    >
    >"Gareth" <> wrote in

    message
    >news:25a6d01c460d9$52da6270$...
    >> Hi, When my son turns his pc on, it goes through the
    >> motions on the first page [black background with lg XP

    in
    >> the middle and the green line scaning from left to
    >> right], then it switches to the blue background and the
    >> XP in the middle. But, it then just freezes before you
    >> get to the login page where you type your password.

    Any
    >> offers please? MTIA, Gareth, UK.

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Gareth, Jul 3, 2004
    #4
  5. Gareth

    Gareth Guest

    Hi Kelly, I ended up pressing the F10 key 'system
    restore' and re-installed Windows XP. Everything is
    okay. No files lost. :), Thanks for your help anyway.
    Gareth

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Suggestions:
    >
    >How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP
    >How to Use Clean Boot Troubleshooting for Windows XP
    >How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in

    Windows XP
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_conflicts.htm
    >
    >How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents

    Windows XP from
    >Starting
    >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-

    us;q307545
    >
    >How to Disable a Service that Prevents Windows XP from

    Booting
    >http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q244/9/0

    5.asp
    >
    >Use System Files to Create a Boot Disk to Guard Against

    Being Unable to
    >Start Win XP
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
    >
    >
    >--
    >All the Best,
    >Kelly
    >
    >Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
    >2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
    >
    >Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >
    >Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
    >
    >
    >"Gareth" <> wrote in

    message
    >news:25a6d01c460d9$52da6270$...
    >> Hi, When my son turns his pc on, it goes through the
    >> motions on the first page [black background with lg XP

    in
    >> the middle and the green line scaning from left to
    >> right], then it switches to the blue background and the
    >> XP in the middle. But, it then just freezes before you
    >> get to the login page where you type your password.

    Any
    >> offers please? MTIA, Gareth, UK.

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Gareth, Jul 3, 2004
    #5
  6. Gareth

    Kelly Guest

    Glad to hear all is well, Gareth. :blush:)

    --
    All the Best,
    Kelly

    Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
    2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award

    Troubleshooting Windows XP
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

    Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm


    "Gareth" <> wrote in message
    news:2556601c4613a$14e75980$...
    Hi Kelly, I ended up pressing the F10 key 'system
    restore' and re-installed Windows XP. Everything is
    okay. No files lost. :), Thanks for your help anyway.
    Gareth

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Suggestions:
    >
    >How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows XP
    >How to Use Clean Boot Troubleshooting for Windows XP
    >How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in

    Windows XP
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_conflicts.htm
    >
    >How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents

    Windows XP from
    >Starting
    >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-

    us;q307545
    >
    >How to Disable a Service that Prevents Windows XP from

    Booting
    >http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q244/9/0

    5.asp
    >
    >Use System Files to Create a Boot Disk to Guard Against

    Being Unable to
    >Start Win XP
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
    >
    >
    >--
    >All the Best,
    >Kelly
    >
    >Microsoft-MVP Windows® XP
    >2004 Windows MVP "Winny" Award
    >
    >Troubleshooting Windows XP
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
    >
    >Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!
    >http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm
    >
    >
    >"Gareth" <> wrote in

    message
    >news:25a6d01c460d9$52da6270$...
    >> Hi, When my son turns his pc on, it goes through the
    >> motions on the first page [black background with lg XP

    in
    >> the middle and the green line scaning from left to
    >> right], then it switches to the blue background and the
    >> XP in the middle. But, it then just freezes before you
    >> get to the login page where you type your password.

    Any
    >> offers please? MTIA, Gareth, UK.

    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Kelly, Jul 4, 2004
    #6
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