WIN XP Home Edition, SP3 freezes after boot


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RIphil

After operating without problems for several years my home-buil
computer now boots normally, but freezes immediately after the firs
command or mouse click is made. I am running WIN XP Home Edition, SP3
on an Asus board, CPU Intel Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), 512 Crucial RAM
Radeon 9600 128 MB AGP card.
I have checked connections inside the case. No hardware or software ha
been recently installed. How to troubleshoot? Ideas/suggestions gladl
accepted
 
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R

RIphil

'Leonard Grey[_3_ said:
;3222275']You realize your computer could be infected, right?

Do you have the same experience if you start your computer in Saf
Mode?
---
Leonard Grey
Errare Humanum Est

Security Tips for Everyone, from PC Magazine
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2334856,00.asp

RIphil wrote:-
After operating without problems for several years my home-built
computer now boots normally, but freezes immediately after the first
command or mouse click is made. I am running WIN XP Home Edition
SP3,
on an Asus board, CPU Intel Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), 512 Crucial RAM,
Radeon 9600 128 MB AGP card.
I have checked connections inside the case. No hardware or softwar
has
been recently installed. How to troubleshoot? Ideas/suggestion
gladly
accepted.



-
Thanks for the response. I have continued to have the same problem an
have taken the following steps: Booted into Safe Mode and encountere
the same freeze when I tried to run eventvwr.msc. Booted into saf
mode again and used the System Restore option, restoring successfull
to an earlier stable system. Was then able to run eventvwr.msc an
got the following info: Warning message Event ID: 51 "An error wa
detected on device \Device\Harddisk 3\D during a paging operation."
Scrolling down I counted nearly 100 identical warnings going back t
10/7/08 [the bottom of the listings].
Microsoft response to Event ID: 51 is vague (like most of their help
"Explanation:
An input/output (I/O) request to a memory-mapped file failed and th
operation was retried.
User Action:
If these events are logged regularly on a primary system drive, replac
the device. Otherwise, no user action is required."
My question: Does this mean that I need to replace the HD? :
 
L

Leonard Grey

The maker of your hard disk has diagnostics that you can place on a
diskette or CD. (Do it from another computer.) Those diagnostics will
tell you if you need to replace your hard disk.
---
Leonard Grey
Packin' the 'K'
'Leonard Grey[_3_ said:
;3222275']You realize your computer could be infected, right?

Do you have the same experience if you start your computer in Safe
Mode?
---
Leonard Grey
Errare Humanum Est

Security Tips for Everyone, from PC Magazine
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2334856,00.asp

RIphil wrote:-
After operating without problems for several years my home-built
computer now boots normally, but freezes immediately after the first
command or mouse click is made. I am running WIN XP Home Edition,
SP3,
on an Asus board, CPU Intel Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), 512 Crucial RAM,
Radeon 9600 128 MB AGP card.
I have checked connections inside the case. No hardware or software
has
been recently installed. How to troubleshoot? Ideas/suggestions
gladly
accepted.



-
Thanks for the response. I have continued to have the same problem and
have taken the following steps: Booted into Safe Mode and encountered
the same freeze when I tried to run eventvwr.msc. Booted into safe
mode again and used the System Restore option, restoring successfully
to an earlier stable system. Was then able to run eventvwr.msc and
got the following info: Warning message Event ID: 51 "An error was
detected on device \Device\Harddisk 3\D during a paging operation."
Scrolling down I counted nearly 100 identical warnings going back to
10/7/08 [the bottom of the listings].
Microsoft response to Event ID: 51 is vague (like most of their help)
"Explanation:
An input/output (I/O) request to a memory-mapped file failed and the
operation was retried.
User Action:
If these events are logged regularly on a primary system drive, replace
the device. Otherwise, no user action is required."
My question: Does this mean that I need to replace the HD? :(
 
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R

RIphil

'Leonard Grey[_3_ said:
;3224564']The maker of your hard disk has diagnostics that you can plac
on a
diskette or CD. (Do it from another computer.) Those diagnostics will
tell you if you need to replace your hard disk.
---
Leonard Grey
Packin' the 'K'

RIphil wrote:-
'Leonard Grey[_3_ Wrote: -
;3222275']You realize your computer could be infected, right?

Do you have the same experience if you start your computer in Safe
Mode?
---
Leonard Grey
Errare Humanum Est

Security Tips for Everyone, from PC Magazine
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2334856,00.asp

RIphil wrote:-
After operating without problems for several years my home-built
computer now boots normally, but freezes immediately after the first
command or mouse click is made. I am running WIN XP Home Edition,
SP3,
on an Asus board, CPU Intel Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz), 512 Crucial RAM,
Radeon 9600 128 MB AGP card.
I have checked connections inside the case. No hardware or software
has
been recently installed. How to troubleshoot? Ideas/suggestions
gladly
accepted.



--

Thanks for the response. I have continued to have the same proble
and
have taken the following steps: Booted into Safe Mode an
encountered
the same freeze when I tried to run eventvwr.msc. Booted into safe
mode again and used the System Restore option, restoring successfully
to an earlier stable system. Was then able to run eventvwr.msc and
got the following info: Warning message Event ID: 51 "An error was
detected on device \Device\Harddisk 3\D during a paging operation."
Scrolling down I counted nearly 100 identical warnings going back to
10/7/08 [the bottom of the listings].
Microsoft response to Event ID: 51 is vague (like most of their help)
"Explanation:
An input/output (I/O) request to a memory-mapped file failed and the
operation was retried.
User Action:
If these events are logged regularly on a primary system drive
replace
the device. Otherwise, no user action is required."
My question: Does this mean that I need to replace the HD? :(



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Thank you Leonard! Should have thought of that myself. None of th
hard drives I bought when I built this computer were OEM, so I have th
original installation/diagnostic disks. We'll see...:
 

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