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If yes, you have fixed the issue, else proceed to the next step. It loads up XP installation files and then tries to restart. Several basic apps have a minimum requirement of using SP2 these days. Register now Not a member yet? weblink

And therefore you'll also NOT choose the bad updates that MS otherwise would have vomited onto your system. I get to the point where it says it's installing devices; then, it hangs at 37 minutes. Recently, an individual donated a partial computer to us, which had enough good parts to be merged with the old test box. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Registered: Oct 27, 2001Posts: 14892 Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:12 am It is too bad that the hidden partition is not available for a system restore to the OOBE. Dec 23, 2007 11:30 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. In the case of dual boot systems, make sure you are adding the above to the line pertaining to Windows XP.

This computer is needed in our home, it has the main DSL modem for the internet attached to it, & I have set up a wired network with it with a Quote: Can the modem be left on 24/7? Then I deleted the temporary installer folder. I also noticed a program named "FixCCS.exe" running at 99% CPU, but thought nothing of it at the time.

Still, if Windows XP freezes at startup, the problem may be with the BIOS, which you will need to reset. Why the desktop OS has to be so cumbersome is a mystery. About Bright Hub Contact Us Advertise With Us RSS Site Map Terms of Use Privacy Policy Copyright Policy ©2012-2016 Bright Hub Inc. Dec 16, 2007 8:31 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by webdoggy, webdoggy Dec 17, 2007 11:03 AM in response to BJ74 Level 1 (0 points) Dec 17,

At the command prompt, type "REGSVR32 drivername.dll" and press Enter to re-register the DLL. This will tell you what device (and .inf file is the problem). Please try again now or at a later time. nicknomo Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: Mar 14, 2006Posts: 1700 Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:43 am I've had this problem before.

Ask a question and give support. Load up the hidden system restore, and check to see if all the drivers are up to date, etc etc?If the system restore route doesn't work, I'll phone Dell, to get Emkorial Ars Legatus Legionis Registered: May 11, 2000Posts: 33592 Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:27 am nicknomo wrote:I've had this problem before. slide 8 of 8 References Screenshot by author Microsoft Knowledgebase, Article ID: 314503 ◄●●●●●●●●► We Also Recommend...

Got to install XP SP2, and it just hangs there at '33 minutes to go'.Looking forward to #someone# knowing the answer!? Usually adding the drivers during the install procedure using a floppy disk.You may want to look up How to Install Windows XP on a SATA drive or similar on Google for Nov 18, 2006 Windows XP hangs on splash screen after hard drive install Sep 21, 2010 XP hangs on new install Jul 4, 2008 XP Home hangs at Welcome screen Dec Yes No Thanks for your feedback.Don't forget to take a few seconds to say thanks: Thank you Thanks for your feedback.We're sorry.

by MarkFlax Forum moderator / December 31, 2008 4:36 AM PST In reply to: Windows Professional XP SP3 -No windows start page We prefer to keep one thread for one particular that brings up something else, is it safe to leave on the modem after the computer is shut down? If it's always at the 37 minute mark, then I'd bet it's some older default driver that XP that is screweing it up. It's a much better security program.

Last edited by someguy86 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:13 pm sryan2k1 Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor Tribus: Ann Arbor, MI Registered: Nov 28, 2002Posts: 35237 Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 For SP1 and before, pre-"Security Center" (and optionally in SP2-SP3), as well as previous and current Windows versions, you can also simply disable the Automatic Updates service. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site.

Restart and see if you can boot into Windows XP normally.

slide 4 of 8 Fixing the MBR A corrupt MBR can also cause Windows XP to hang at the Welcome screen. [email protected]@n "Minotaur Lover" Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: oblivion Registered: Feb 17, 2001Posts: 15686 Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:01 am I would slipstream SP3 + drivers and be done with it. I also chose shared network instead of "bridged" (I read that someone else had identified this as part of the problem). I can't log into Windows from the desktop.

If the difference is significant, you may consider replacing RAM to avoid Windows XP freezing during startup. Six hours later, the "blue bar" (progress bar) had not moved. Then upgrade to Premium Member and show your support! - Also: Like Us on Facebook for special DVD/Blu-ray news and deals! May 1, 2009 #1 kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524 kinkyfellow said: ↑ i have tried various versions of windows xp.Click to expand...

slide 6 of 8 Clean Reinstall to Avoid Windows XP Freeze During Boot The next step is a clean install of Windows XP (Using the Installation CD and not locally stored Join the community here, it only takes a minute. Some 20 minutes later, I came across some info that let me to this solution: To fix BEFORE it hangs:When the files for SP2 start to extract, look for a new With SATA modes set to RAID or AHCI, XP startup page with windows log shows up but then it stops and goes to the lovely blue screen saying that windows shut

During restart, it comes to the page where it asks me to press any key to boot from CD, if I hit a key, the process starts over. Would anyone know if a replacement disc would cost money; if so. To reset the BIOS, you need to take out the battery inside your computer for a few minutes (three to five approx) and then put it back. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.

Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2009 12:52 AM PST In reply to: Still doesn't work You appear to have a "XP" CD. If not, that ^^ sounds like a creat suggestion Skoop Moderator et Subscriptor Tribus: Valle d'Itria, Italia Registered: Aug 12, 2000Posts: 27166 Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:06 am Quote:Try downloading All rights reserved Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (effective 3/21/12) and Privacy Policy (effective 3/21/12), and Ars Technica Addendum (effective 5/17/2012) Your California Privacy Rights The You must be logged in to view this content; either login or register for the forum.