quick format freezes on re boot

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April 4, 2009 at 08:11:53
Specs: Windows XP, pentium 4
After a quick format windows freezes on opening boot up screen, mouse freezes as well, never been a prob before, windows is built into the computer and not on a cd, any ideas on what is wrong, i have tried this 3 times now, thankfully i have a comp here of a freind to search for a sloution, thanks in advance. Gary

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#1
April 4, 2009 at 08:42:30
So you're formatting the drive during the Windows install process? If so, that's not a quick format. A little more information would be good.

EEOC


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#2
April 4, 2009 at 09:08:29
im using the last format option, the one that clears your system back to day 1, after completion i remove the recovery disc from the tray and comp starts as expected, get the blue screen with "please wait while windows starts" or whatever it says at that point, it then goes to a black screen with the xp logo and progress bar and "please wait..." which only displays on the first rebbot as normal, this will then all freeze up including the mouse, it is not reaching to the windows xp tour bit that comes after this stage

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#3
April 4, 2009 at 11:20:35
If you have any external devices connected try removing them.

Check your memory:
http://memtest.org/
There is a version to create a bootable floppy diskette and/or an ISO for creating a CD.
Run it overnight and any failures are unacceptable.

Download a hard drive diagnostic from the hard drive manufacturer's web site and run it.


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#4
April 4, 2009 at 12:46:10
"windows is built into the computer and not on a cd"

What do you think that recovery disk is?


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#5
April 5, 2009 at 09:53:08
i aint touched the comp for a few days but attempted it today and booted up as per normal on its own accord, thankyou for your time in trying to help me, appreciated...Gary

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#6
April 5, 2009 at 10:18:20
The problem could be a weak power supply or fans that are not spinning right. Look inside for dust/ dirt. Blow out with compressed air or canned air. Will make a mess so you may want to do that outside. Be sure to also blow out the power supply from both ends.

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