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I've seen XP do similar things in the past, and it always ended up being a hardware issue that didn't show up anywhere else. The next morning, I woke up to the same stuck blue bar. You could try holding down the Ctrl key while tapping the F11 Key during POST and initial boot. Adobe software, for example. weblink

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Windows XP SP2 Hangs during Shutdown/Restart by element02 / January 5, 2007 9:03 AM PST In reply to: Windows HANGS.... Join the community here. hope im able to post this, haha.

I get to the point where it says it's installing devices; then, it hangs at 37 minutes. 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 Similar Topics xp home sp2 hangs at welcome screen...

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Windows Legacy OS forum 18 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions If these things are true, then you could try a different CD drive in the machine, and/or a different hard drive in an attempt to rule out bad components. Nope. i have already done clean installation atleast three times, but of no use.

Choose, but choose wisely. The "new" system has an Antec case, AMD 2400+, 1GB RAM, 120GB hard drive, 500W power supply, good cooling. Turtle Beach Stealth 450 Wireless... You could check for this possibility by using an Ubuntu Linux disc to look at what is the Dell hard drive, or you could put the drive in another computer and

The next morning, I woke up to the same stuck blue bar. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Sorry, not a big enough picture. Capturing is realtime to the tape/signal. 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

SP2 will now install. I don't know that significant changes were made to the kernel or other processing, so I sometimes wonder why a number of programs insist on SP2 for installation. I need it on sometimes for internet access on the mac in the other room on the wired network. You must be logged in to view this content; either login or register for the forum.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - check for virus and spyware by dcqec111 / January 7, 2007 6:45 PM PST In reply to: Windows XP SP2 Hangs during Shutdown/Restart I cant even get it to enter safe mode... But the original install disc was now so old -- Service Pack 1 (SP1) -- that it needed an update to run even some basic video/disc tools in 2010. This is my tool, not theirs -- I call the shots, and I really don't care all that much about their opinions on what is "best" for me when they clearly

You must be logged in to view this content; either login or register for the forum. When I had called AT & T tech support one time, they told me to shut down the computer, one must do this through the start menu, & never just shut The following users thank Sossity for this useful post: mlongue1(01-21-2011) Sossity View Public Profile Send a private message to Sossity Find all posts by Sossity #3 01-16-2011, 01:50 AM STEP 2: To also disable the warning nag that your "computer is unsafe" (BS!!), click the link on the left column that says "Change the way Security Center alerts me" and

And one more time, in case you miss it, skip SP3. - Did my advice help you? Ask a Question See Latest Posts TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Six hours later, the "blue bar" (progress bar) had not moved.

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STEP 1: Simply click the button to turn them off. Though I still don't know which app was causing the problem, I'm happy it's no longer hanging on shutdown.Thanks for your help! This is the default condition of the system. Nope.

For manual updates, just go to the Windows Update site: http://www.update.microsoft.com Note: You MUST use the Internet Explorer browser for this. This type of setup may seem old, but it can still perform editing, authoring, capturing, encoding and duplication duties. will this burn it out faster? "Yes" to the 24/7. "No" to the burnout concern. But there are so many pieces of information missing.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Windows XP SP2 Hangs during Shutdown/Restart by element02 / January 5, 2007 12:43 AM

Generated Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:31:49 GMT by s_za3 (squid/3.5.23) Login _ Social Sharing Find TechSpot on... Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - HijackThis Log File by element02 / January 8, 2007 8:14 AM PST In reply to: check for virus and spyware Logfile of HijackThis To turn off automatic updates in XP SP2, go to the "Security Center" under the control panel. If it's currently running (shows as "Started" -- unlike it is the image below), then you can right-click and stop the service now, too.

Trend Micro Internet Security, Webroot Spy Sweeper, Norton Password Manager and InCD.How do you copy the tasklist? Then it will be off now, as well as when you reboot the system. i guess i can quickly sneak to control panel and uninstall the program before it freezes again! The computer is almost 5 years old, and no hardware has been replaced or updated on it.

Quote: or just turn off the power strip & computer. that brings up something else, is it safe to leave on the modem after the computer is shut down? If it's currently running (shows as "Started" -- unlike it is the image below), then you can right-click and stop the service now, too. May 1, 2009 #1 kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524 kinkyfellow said: ↑ i have tried various versions of windows xp.Click to expand...

Have reformated HD and reinstalled windows sp1. seems to be hanging on a command line "...MUP.sys" First time trying this forum...I would really apprecitate your help Thanks See more Windows XP sp2 Hangs on startup Windows XP Pro And I still have it. Once it reboots and the GUI takes over the proceedure then it simply dies.

That is the method for accessing the hidden system restore routine.Just to clarify, what should I do after I access the OOBE? You generally really do require SP2 for its install. i am trying to do a fresh install of windows xp sp2, after formatting the whole system. Then I deleted the temporary installer folder.

I am trying to install it and has hung on "Preforming Cleanup".