Win XP PC hangs at logo screen

Microsoft Windows xp home edition w/sp2
April 28, 2010 at 01:49:21
Specs: PC
ok..... i dont know if this is the right place to post this but i dont know and anyway heres my problem when i turn on my computer it gets to the windows loading screen with the blue bars moving across the screen and just sorta stalls there and continues to do the same thing without out any progression any further for ease of typing i have found a post that basically has nearly identical problem .... although the solution they provide doesnt solve mine . http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.co... although on mine i dont have a dual boot and only have windows xp SP2.... i dont have the installation disc because my copy is a friends copy of windows my computer has been working perfectly fine and normal until yesterday when this happened.... i tried system restore similar to that post but didnt really work.....iv tried checking optimized defaults and fail & safe modes in bios but still doesnt work... iv also tried checking /sos in msconfig and rebooting but when i do that it gets to a blue screen that just display's my version of windows and the amount of memory iv also tried rebooting in the last know good configuration and that still didnt work..... iv checked the device manager in safe mode to see if theres any problems with the devices but there is no exclamation marks next to anything....Iv also tried unplugging all external hardware to see if that is the cause like speakers, modem, router etc and they didnt seem to affect it so must be something else
My computer setup is: 3.2GHz athlon 955 x 4, 4GB of DDR3 ram, Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P motherboard, 512MB ati radeon graphics card.
its just very strange considering my computer was working perfectly fine last night and i didnt install any new programs or anything.. please can you post a solution or a fix or if you had the same problem and how you fix i..... i use the computer ALOT and dont like going without it for too long so please can you help..... Any help would be greatly appreciated
ps: im not a very good computer person but ill try whatever you say just could you break it down into steps if its a bit technical..... i didnt know what to put for product so just put winxp

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#1
April 28, 2010 at 16:36:22
so no one got any ideas as of yet?

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#2
April 28, 2010 at 21:19:13
I think some cannot get past: ".... i dont have the installation disc because my copy is a friends copy of windows...". Is this a legal copy of windows?
Run Memtest to test for possible memory problems.
If your copy of windows is proper and you have a unique activation key, you can repair or reinstall with an install disk of the same version of windows that you can borrow or purchase fairly cheep. If not, you may need to purchase a legal copy with it's own unused activation key.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
April 28, 2010 at 22:15:28
if i reinstalled though wouldnt it erase all my files on the HD? which i dont want to happen considering i dont have a external hard drive to transfer anything to..... and yes i dont have a legal copy of xp as of yet which was probably a stupid thing to say.....

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#4
April 28, 2010 at 22:45:44
just as a update i have run ccleaner, ad-aware and avira all in safe mode to check for any malicious spyware, viruses, registry problems etc and it found none and i still cant boot in normal its getting really frustrating

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#5
April 29, 2010 at 10:40:48
If you can borrow your friends copy, a 'Repair Install' will normally not erase all your files. It just refreshes the Windows files. But it does cause loss of any downloaded updates, which IMO is not a big deal.

How to do a 'Repair' install


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#6
April 29, 2010 at 16:29:09
When you installed this copy of windows did you activate it? If so did you use your friends key or a key generator? If not have you been getting notices that you have 30 days to activate? Buy a legal copy of windows whatever and start over.

Likely


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#7
April 29, 2010 at 17:45:09
i dont know to tell you the truth because when i got my computer it was made by my friend and it had windows installed on it when i got it so i guess i can ask him...... is there any way to fix this problem without the windows disc? thanks for help keep it coming

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#8
April 29, 2010 at 18:25:38
well, have u tried freeing space? the more space freed the better performance ur operating system works. there are many ways. go to start hold on, this'll be easier. START>CONTROLPANNEL>PERFORMANCE & MAITENECEREFRAG. this will take a wile tho. also, try, START>CONTROLPANNEL>FREE UP SPACE. here u can select stuff u don't need or use to give u more space. and finally, START>CONTROLPANNEL>ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAM. here i can manually select what u want exactly IN or OUT of ur PC. hope it helped man.

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#9
April 29, 2010 at 19:07:39
i dont think space would be a problem considering a got 500GB left

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#10
April 29, 2010 at 20:52:11
If you start ok in safe mode, you might have a conflict with drivers issue, overlapping antivirus issues, and possible multiple firewall issues (though that usually leads to internet problems only). For driver issues, go to device manager and look for red or yellow warning indicators on any hardware, if any, delete from list, download updated driver, restart computer (it will detect and reinstall with newer driver. If you have overlapping antivirus programs, uninstall all but one. If you have McAfee and may be part of their latest screw up, go to their site for repair instructions, the uninstall Mcafee and get a better free AV program. If you have Norton, uninstall and get a better free AV program. Norton, McAfee and some security suites include a firewall, but so does windows, so disable one of them.
Also go to Add/remove programs,and see if there is anything new that you did not install or you have no use for and uninstall, just to make sure your problem is not a newly installed program (including POSSIBLY a windows update gone bad)

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#11
April 29, 2010 at 21:17:38
well at the moment i have mcafee antivir and AVG so i guess thats overlapping antivirus programs but i thought you would have more chance of detecting and getting rid of malicious files with 2..... also if that is the problem why didnt it surface earlier considering iv been using them for about 5 months now no problems

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