Stuck At Windows Screen at Startup

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
September 4, 2009 at 07:51:54
Specs: Windows XP Pro
Hi all,
I have been through a long 3 day fight to rescue my computer, I ll be short and to the point.

Problem:
Upon Startup, Windows will get stuck at the Windows Splash Screen where the status bar on the bottom that would back and forth.

Windows does start up in Safe Mode
No evidence of any virus/malware...no files were downloaded or exchanged. The person had his computer on, shut it down then couldn't trun it back on.

Here is what I have tried:
I did a Chckdisk & Defrag
I ran windows repair with XP CD and did the following:
Fixboot - Returned an error "FIXBOOT cannot find the system drive, or the drive specified is not valid"
FixMBR - Seemed to work.
I tried to do a:
COPY D:\i386\NTLDR C:
COPY D:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:
And it told me there is no CD or Floppy in the drive even though the XP CD is there and it booted from it.
So I went in safe mode and manually copied the files - It still didn't resolve the issue.

Additional information that i am not sure if is relevant but I am hoping you might help you guys:
Computer Uses Promise fasttrak 378
When I logged in Safe mode and looked at the Event Viewer I found two errors repeatedly happening:
(error) Event ID: 9 Source: Fasttx2k1 "\Device\Scsi\Fasttx2k1 did not respond within timeout period"
(warning) Event ID:51 Source: Disk "An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during paging operation"

Additionally, I updated chipset drivers and in DOS start up sequence ( ones before the Windows Splash Screen) It says that Fasttrak 378 is "Functional"

Also, My CD Drive doesn't recognize any disks I put in there in safe mode , but does recognize the windows disk if I reboot from CD to run the repair option. And like I mentioned before, when I tried to copy the two files "COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C:
COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:" It told me I don't have permission.
I also was trying to back up my files, in safe mode, and occasionally on some files it said that it couldn't back it up because another user or program was using the file even though nothing was using it.

just throwing all the info out there hopefully someone can make a link and help me.


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#1
September 7, 2009 at 07:17:51
...hmm...try with repair installation...
i had the same problem couple of months ago and resolved with repair...
try it out...

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#2
September 7, 2009 at 08:38:37
A lot of effort you put into this problem is a waist of time
If your computer boots in Safe Mode your bootloader is running and so is the kernel.
Difference between safe mode and normal mode is all the extra drivers that run during normal operation
Because your PC is not starting correctly it will probably hang during loading one of the drivers.

Okay, what have you been doing the last time your PC worked (started) fine.
You have maybe installed or changed hardware drivers
Try to remember that cause that will get us faster to the solution

Do this:

Boot in safe mode

Type in Run : compmgmt.msc
Check out the eventviewer for information

Also try

Pressing F8 key during the boot itself and choosing the Enable Boot Logging option.

Notice that during this process, the file created is called ntbtlog.txt and resides in %systemroot% (usually, C:\Windows).

Open the file with Notepad to see what's happing during the boot process

If you found the problem get back to us so we can help you solve it.


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#3
September 7, 2009 at 09:06:51
great answer, syzyqy...
they should give you a medal...

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#4
September 7, 2009 at 09:15:52
Thanks
You are not doing so bad yourself darko010101
All your solution make sense as I browse thru all the topics

9 years ago I use to solve 80% of all the NT4 problems here on Computing.net.
They were real tough.
The XP and Vista problems are so much easier to solve.
MS made some progress in the years ;-)

Still fun to do and I hope we can save some perople from headaches



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#5
September 7, 2009 at 09:20:18
i agree

let`s solve some problems...


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