PC won't boot until I restart

March 19, 2009 at 11:46:07
Specs: Windows XP, pentium III/500+
This came on suddenly. When I boot the progrss indicator on screen sticks and freezes there. When I reset from that position it proceeds and boots normally.
Sometimes it will not restart from hibernation. I ran PC Doc Pro yesterday, and the restart from hibernation seemed to be fixed, but it still won't boot until I restart.
Everythng else seems normal, except slow for first 15 minutes of use.

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March 19, 2009 at 11:52:59
Possible that the harddrive is not running at its normal speed,
freezing up or slowing down. Or has quit.
My computer took 20 min. to boot the other day.
I was watching the HDD activity indicator light,
and it would remain on, and not rapidly blinking.
Mechanical devices do have problems.

Harddrive manufacturers have software for download for testing HDD.

Watch for help from others.

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March 19, 2009 at 12:11:45
You shouldn't be using hibernation on a desktop PC in the 1st place. Open your case & blow the dust out...do NOT use a vacuum.

BTW, posting your e-mail address in an open forum is not a wise move. I hope you like spam.

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