XP Stalls at desktop at boot

Amd athlon / Atx
June 8, 2009 at 14:03:49
Specs: WINDOWS XP PRO, 1 GB
XP Pro boots fine up to when the desktop is loaded - it then just shows an hour glass forever. I can not do a ctl/alt to see what is running the only way I can get beyond it is to hold down the power button and start again - second boot seems to work fine.

Any helpful suggestions? TIA.


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#1
June 8, 2009 at 15:53:15
If you would like to have a look at the running processes, CTRL+SHIFT+ESC will start the Taskmanager.

Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!


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#2
June 8, 2009 at 17:32:29
Try this. Disable Background Intelligent Transfer.

Go to Start > Run, copy & Paste > services.msc & hit Enter.To turn off a service, double-click on it and select Disabled under Startup type.

Also, make sure you have done all your MS updates.


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#3
June 8, 2009 at 20:12:56
I have XP Pro also and mine would freeze usually after the desktop opened. The culpit was a lever that holds the fan down and it was not pushed down all the way after a tech friend of mine installed a new fan.Try and advise.

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#4
June 9, 2009 at 15:53:53
Well I installed all the updates from MS and it seemed to help some - but it is still stalling on occasion. I do not have any spare fans around but will grab a couple and try replacing them. Thanks for the suggestions!


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#5
June 9, 2009 at 16:09:28
"Try this. Disable Background Intelligent Transfer"
Did you?

"I do not have any spare fans around but will grab a couple and try replacing them"
Dust is your biggest enemy.

Take a cover off & clean out the dust, put an external fan on & see if it behaves with the extra cooling. Make sure all the fans ( including the power supply ) are spinning fast, with the power off, give them a spin with a matchstick to make sure they not stuck.

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