Windows wont load fully

May 27, 2009 at 13:54:46
Specs: Windows XP
Ok. Heres my problemo.

When I turn the computer on,windows starts loading with that blue bar going across the screen but it freezes about half way through loading and it just stays like that.

So, I went into safe mode and I tried system restore so I can get things like they were a few days back. However, I choose the date I want to go back to but the "next" button wont work. I click it and nothing happens.

So can someone please please tell me how to fix system restore or give me a completely different idea on how to get windows not to freeze up. Thanks a lot, appreciate anyone who can help.


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#1
May 27, 2009 at 14:36:36
Is the date you want to restore to in BOLD text? If not, then there is no restore point for that date.

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#2
May 27, 2009 at 16:15:28
Yep. Its in bold.

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#3
May 28, 2009 at 04:13:28
Sorry for bumping this but I really need help. Please someone help.

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#4
May 28, 2009 at 04:18:20
If your system is running now then I suggest you disable System restore, reboot and enable it. That will clear ALL saved restore points but should allow system restore to work properly after that. Create a restore point then.

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#5
May 28, 2009 at 05:02:57
But if I clear all previous restore points I wont have anything to go back to and get things how they were before this problem occured.

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#6
May 28, 2009 at 07:12:59
Well, I don't know of any way around that. What is the current problem? Perhaps it can be fixed without resorting to a restore.

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#7
May 28, 2009 at 07:28:11
The problem is that when windows is booting up with that blue bar, it freezes and I have to restart the computer. Only way Im on the computer now is if I go into safe mode.

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#8
May 28, 2009 at 07:48:11
If your computer will run while in safe mode then you may have an issue with hardware or software that is not loading when in safe mode.

Did you make ANY changes to the system prior to this problem happening.

Do you know the date this started?

While in Safe Mode go to Control Panel> add/remove programs. Be sure the box to show updates is checked. Look at the dates of any updates that are just before the current problem. If you find updates dated just prior to the problem then write down the update number and then remove that update.

After you are done with that procedure reboot and see if you can then boot to Window regular mode.


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#9
May 28, 2009 at 16:28:44
This started about a day or two ago.

There was a HD audio driver package in the Add/Remove programmes list and I remember that I downloaded a programme to do with HD just before the problems occured. However when I tried to delete this is said it may effect some of the programmes on my computer and I dont want to make a mistake by deleting this and not being able to get it back again. So what should I do? Should I delete this?


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#10
May 28, 2009 at 16:51:22
What about updates from Microsoft? Did you check the box to show updates? The date of the update should show.

As far as the HD download goes, did you reboot after installing that? If so, and things were OK then that may not be the problem.

Where did you get the HD file? From Microsoft? I NEVER allow any hardware driver updates from Microsoft. If your hardware is operating well, don't update the drivers anyway.


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#11
May 28, 2009 at 17:03:51
Yep I did check the box.

And yeah, if I can remember correctly then I did reboot straight after that install and thats when the problem occured.

It wasnt from microsoft. I cant remember where I downloaded it from. Im not entirely sure if thats the same driver though, Im just guessing because I remember the 'HD' bit. But Im 75% sure its the same one.


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#12
May 28, 2009 at 18:08:35
Just look at the dates of the downloads. Remove any download for that day.

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#13
May 29, 2009 at 02:57:40
But there are no dates. Heres a screenshot of it:

http://i43.tinypic.com/2vbo7py.jpg


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#14
May 29, 2009 at 06:30:05
OK, there are two issues. For programs you can change the sort selection in the upper right corner to sort by date last used.

That will be the date the program was installed.

For the updates there should already be a date installed showing on the right even if you are sorting by name. Two possible reasons why you don't see that. First one is if the box to show updates is not checked when you first open the Add/remove programs list then the date installed won't show. Solution is to check immediately upon opening, before the screen is generated.

Second possible cause is that you do not have view details checked globally. Try the first reason. If no joy I will explain how to globally set to show details.


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#15
May 29, 2009 at 10:49:35
It's already checked when I open it so I think your gonna have to explain how to globally check it. By the way thanks for the help. Appreciate it.

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#16
May 29, 2009 at 14:06:42
Close the internet and open any folder of your choice on the OS partition. Click View and tick details. Then click Tools> Folder options> View. Tick Display the contents of system folders. Tick Display the full path in the title bar. Tick Show hidden files and folders. Untick Hide extensions for known file types.

Press Apply to all folders, then press Apply, then OK.

You may need to reboot for the new setting to take effect.

Some of the changes above are not necessary in order to get the date to display but are ones I find useful. Not that many changes from default settings.


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#17
May 29, 2009 at 16:26:46
Sorry but whats OS? And how do I access it?

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#18
May 29, 2009 at 16:28:53
OS = Operating System = WinXP.

If you have more than one partition/ hard drive the settings I describe will only affect the partiton you are on at the time you are setting things.


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#19
May 31, 2009 at 08:26:17
Sorry mate for not replying earlier.

I didnt understand that last post.


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#20
May 31, 2009 at 11:35:23
If you mean you didn't understand #18 then what it means is the changes I detailed will only work on the drive letter you are applying them to. So if you like the changes then you may need to do them on each drive. I am not 100% sure about that. Don't feel like experimenting just to find out. If you only have one partition/drive then it is a non issue anyway.

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