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Windows XP start-up problem - Hangs

I'm using HP DV 6000t laptop. For last two days, my laptop freezes at boot-up. I'm able to goto safemode. But when I try to restore, it freezes again. It shows me a cursor with hour glass.

I tried following to resolve the issue. But none of them helped.

1) Removed battery & powersupply and pressed power button for a min to discharge any static charge (as per HP support team advise) and tried to restore from lastet successful restoration point. But it didn't work

2) I've removed RAMs & put them back again. Didn't resolve the issue

Finally HP support team told me to reinstll XP. But I've many applications installed on my laptop. So reinstalling all of them is going to be tidious.

Appreciate if the experts can help me to resolve this issue. Thanks.

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  • kkdcricket May 27, 2009

    Thanks Gough2960.. for the prompt response. But this way, I still need to install all applications (like antivirus, office 2007, Registry cleaners)..I'm hesitant to go thru this whole process. Is there any solution other than reinstalling XP?

  • kkdcricket May 27, 2009

    Hi BrokRench,

    I've exchanged RAMs with spare ones. Still I've the issue with booting (hanged). So issue is not with RAMs.

  • kkdcricket May 27, 2009

    Thanks gough2960...does it mean, I need to take a back-up of program files folder (say Program Files - bkp) and copy the contents back to Program Files folder after clean XP re-installation?

  • Mr BrokRench
    Mr BrokRench May 11, 2010

    Did you test the ram in another system to make sure it was ok?Did you make any partion changes or modifications on the drive?

    Others have had to load SUSE rescue then run grub to boot.
    grub> find /boot/grub/stage1
    (hdx,y) # this will be the output
    grub> root (hdx,y)
    grub> setup (hdx)



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When you reinstall xp you will not have to reformat the drive. Just reinstall the operating system. As long as you are in safe mode back up what you need to then reinstall xp.

If you need more help let me know.

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  • Mark Gough May 27, 2009

    as long as you have important files saved in seperate directory away from program files, you won't have any problem. your safest bet is still to reinstall windows xp and keep important programs away from program files.


  • Mark Gough May 27, 2009

    You should not have to but it never hurts to have a back up of programs.



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