Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 Full Version OEM for PC
I have a new PC on which I've installed Windows XP Pro SP3.
Weirdly, it won't boot normally. After the black windows loading screen, the screen turns black and stays that way. Yet if I forceably reboot, and get the traditional 'Windows did not start successfully" screen, and select "Start Windows Normally" then the machine boots just fine.
Why might this be?
Obviously booting from "Start Windows Normally" has a different boot sequence to normal booting.
FYI: XP Pro sp3, Nvidia Geforce 9500GT, 4gig ram, all updates and drivers installed, all new. Samsung Syncmaster 226bw monitor.
Let me know if you need any clarification...
Any help hugely appreciated!!
Is it possible that you have installed winxp twice? You say that you installed XP Pro sp3 was that an upgrade from xp home? if so then you will need to uninstall one or both versions of XP then install only one.. Make sure you backup any important files first though
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Restart your computer during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the delete or F2 key
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS then using the arrow keys scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults
after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
if your installation disk is only a service pack 1 or 2 you might need to create an xp sp3 disk
if you have a copy of windows service pack there is a program that allows you add service pack 3 to it so you have a copy of xp sp3
hope this helps
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