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Stuck on the Windows XP Welcome Screen

I recently started my old laptop up again after nearly a year in storage. The first few times I turned it on, it stayed stuck on the Welcome screen for Windows. After about four or five times restarting it, it got past the welcome screen and everything was perfect. But once again, it's stuck on the Welcome screen. What's going on...? How can I get past it and avoid this in the future?

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Re: Stuck on the Windows XP Welcome Screen

One of an important file needed to boot up your laptop, or your hardware is loose. Try taking out the ram and putting it back in.

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When my laptop is turned on, it shows, We apologize for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this. If your computer stopped...

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Compaq notebook won't boot up


When you boot the computer back up go into Safe Mode and check to see if you can roll the computer back to the point before you installed the software.

If so this should work. If it works then run a virus scan, a defrag of the hard drive and cleans the temp files.


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If you are getting garbage on the screen before windows tries to load the laptop probably has a bad motherboard.

It's possibly only the video output is going bad on it, try hooking it to an external monitor and see if you get the same weird stuff on that screen.

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