windows is getting stuck on loading screen

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dx6120m
May 12, 2009 at 06:06:16
Specs: Windows XP
guys my windows is getting stuck on loading screen.. stays like this for ever and never boots. i installed a fresh copy of windows it worked for one hour and started to get stuck again when i installed kaspersky.

any idea why could that be happening.. is it hardware?
if its not.. then why its still happening with the new fresh copy of windows? any ideas?

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May 12, 2009 at 06:16:38
Watch the harddrive activity indicator light. That may indicate what the HDD is doing.
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.
See if Windows Safe-Mode does the same thing. If not, then
Try System Restore to a date when all was good.
Start >All Programs >Accessories >System Tools

Using System Restore too many times can cause
more harm than good. After doing a restore
that does not fix a problem, then UNDO the
Restoration, and try another restore point, or
just do the UNDO.

Also, Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.

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May 12, 2009 at 06:38:01
i dont think a system restore will do me any good. i just installed windows. there is no earlier point than now.i tested the hd already its working fine.. i even tried a new one just in case but yet nothing changed..any other ideas?

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May 12, 2009 at 06:53:46 worked for one hour and started to get stuck again when i installed kaspersky.

You appear to find the possible cause, but you ignore that.
System Restore can remove installed programs.

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May 12, 2009 at 08:10:37
Sounds like it *may* be a hardware problem...if that's the case, formatting & reinstalling XP was a waste of time. Check your CPU temp to make sure it's not overheating. I doubt memory is the problem but you can try running memtest86, memtest86+ or Windows Memory Diagnostic to rule it out as a possibilty. You could also try running the HDD diagnostic software available from the manufacturer's website to verify the integrity of the drive.

Or try a different anti-v program.

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May 12, 2009 at 10:57:10
I agree with Jam.
But I hope you installed a firewall the first thing after the fresh install.

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May 15, 2009 at 13:31:01
Insert your Windows CD and run the Recovery Console. In the command prompt, enter chkdsk /p /r ... this will repair any bad sectors on your hard drive. If not dice, enter Recovery Console again and type bootcfg /rebuild

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