stuck on windows starting

August 13, 2012 at 06:31:39
Specs: Windows XP
won't go past windows starting

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#1
August 13, 2012 at 06:53:35
Try Safe Mode. If that starts okay, it's probably a bad device driver, a third-party firewall, or antivirus, or burning software that's causing it. If you recently installed anything fitting those descriptions, uninstall it in Safe Mode then see if Windows will start normally.

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#2
August 13, 2012 at 09:51:22
What exactly happens at boot up? The 'Windows loading' logo infinitely looping? The PC automatically restarts maybe? More info needed.

And try safe mode, as phil22 stated.

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#3
August 14, 2012 at 07:51:47
You should have included circumstances that may have caused this issue.

For example, a while back I bought a new PC and put Windows 7 Ultimate on it. I ran the box for a couple weeks and it worked perfectly. Some updates came out and I tried to run them (note the use of the word "tried")

When it said I had to reboot to finish the updates I clicked the reboot button and it stuck while loading..........for hours. I ended up wasting about 5 or 6 hours total trying to get my system working again but I had no luck and ended up doing a complete clean reinstall.

So, were you running Windows updates when this happened? Had you just installed any software or programs prior to this happening? Did you make any other changes to your system just prior to this happening?

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#4
August 14, 2012 at 07:57:42
Without a lot of information, I'd say to restart the computer and tap on the F8 key and do a system repair. Everytime I update Ubuntu on my other drive that seems to happen to my computer. (well, it stops at a black screen and I have to hard reset the pc)

If you don't have an OEM installation, you may have to use a Windows system repair disk, booting from the cd and then choosing start up repair.


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#5
August 14, 2012 at 08:11:20
^ Windows XP doesn't support startup repair (assuming that the OP has supplied the correct info concerning their OS).

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#6
August 23, 2012 at 07:25:41
whoops... sorry about that, Fixer is right. I'm a newb :p

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