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My computer only boots successfully after a forced shutdown.

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!!

Charles

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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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