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Odd boot AX4SPE-UN with 2G OCZ copperplated RAM, western digital 74G 10K RPM SATA1 hard drive. everything has always worked fine, up until right now (i'm on my girlfriends PC by the by). Gaming like usual, and the bugger locked up, I diagnosed it for a soft boot and after POST, while detecting the hard drive, it hangs. Puzzled, i waited to see what would happen. Nothing. Confused, i thought to check my BIOS to see if something was misconfigured. Hit 'Del'. Nothing. Restart button for soft boot. POST, detecting HDD...Nothing. Immediately freaking, i jumped on here to find a solution. Nothing. While i was web surfing for a solution and posting here, my comp (right next to this one) finally detected the HDD, configured PnP devices and then hung. Few minutes later, flicks to the loading windows screen. Normally takes less than 3 seconds to go into a working desktop, but it hung at the windows splash screen. After a 10 minute boot process, everything is up, working, and appears fine. It has recently been through a defrag, viral/trojan scans in the last week, and it has been working flawlessly with no hardware changes for the last 7 or 8 months. The game wasn't special, D2: LoD and it has always worked fine. Anyone have a Clue?

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Re: Odd boot

A "hung" system usually tells you that you have registry problems and/or buggy drivers and can include a virus (It can also include a corrupt boot sector). Well, there's a easy fix for this and a really difficult fix for this...And then there's the reinstallation of Windows. Ok, the easy fix is to goto: Start -> Programs -> System Tools -> System Restore Run the restore program back to the time where you were having no problems. Voila! If it is a virus, this will not get rid of it as some of the viruses make their way into the system restore. Then there's the difficult way to do it which is kinda like the installation of Windows but instead you hit "repair" (This is known as the Recovery Console and it's in DOS just to warn you...) Then you can type the following at the dos prompt: fixmbr - Fixes corrupt master boot record fixboot - Fixes corrupt boot sector bootcfg /rebuild - Fixes corrupt or missing boot.ini

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