xp freeze on start up

Discussion in 'Windows OS's' started by Blue2Dead, May 14, 2007.

  1. Blue2Dead

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    i just installed windows xp os on my computer and everytime i boot up it freezes when asking for admin pass. any thoughts or things i should try to do?
     
  2. Karanislove

    Karanislove It's D Grav80 Of Luv

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    try Safemode and see if it works over there:unsure:

    Press and hold f8 while your computer starts... n then select safe mode option...
     
  3. Blue2Dead

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    does'nt safe mode prohibit me from doing stuff like installing or am i wrong.
     
  4. donkey42

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    safe mode does have a few restrictions, however, for testing purposes try safe mode
     
  5. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    When Xp freezes at startup it is usually cause by driver not working right.
    Your setup disk also might be corrupted.
     
  6. Blue2Dead

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    pressing f8 brings me to a pick your boot up thing. no safe mode option. help?
     
  7. donkey42

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    did you press F8 straight after POST beep, if yes, what options are you presented with ?

    Edit: try pressing F5 before boot[ot]F5 bypasses menu & boots safe mode[/ot]BTW: press F5 or F8 at POST and keep pressed until XP startup or menu appears
     
  8. Ghostman 1

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    When you setup xp, did you put in a password or leave in blank ?
     
  9. Blue2Dead

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    yeah my mom put a pass for admin. and i press f8 after it beeps it brings up a screen please select 1st boot device theirs floppy sata hard drive and cd as options.
     
  10. Cyberbabe

    Cyberbabe Love been a Girl

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    Hi :)

    I'm thinking your boot sequence may be corrupt, you could go for a fix as follows,
    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console if you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console, when you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER, at the command prompt, type FIXMBR this will diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation Master Boot Record, confirm the next question with "Y" and finally use "EXIT" to restore your Computer, hope this helps honey, X
     
  11. thomasbuonoman

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    try chkdsk /p if that doesnt work
     

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