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When loading windows xp home it gets to the windows logo page and just hangs

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  • dewyshd6116 Jul 30, 2009

    Hi,I did all them and still go's to the splash screen and hangs.I have 3 hard drives that tryed to load windows xp on same thing.Hard Drives have been wiped clean.Its an emachins PC.Don't knoe what to do!

  • dewyshd6116 Jul 30, 2009

    I mean the drives are clean no OS this is happing when trying to install windows.Like I said it will load to the splash screen and hangs.Try to use the F8 key it go's right to the splash screen and hangs.The blue lights runs 2 times and then hangs.

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This is known as no boot at splash screen...
Please try to work through steps in this article to determine the problem...I recommend you run chkdsk from a recovery cd or xp installation cd if you can, to check your hard drive for corruption. (see here and here)
Begin by attemtpting to boot into Last Known Good Configuration or Safe Mode by pressing F8 as it boots up...
Also see here and other helpful articles here.
Another helpful site is here.
If you get windows started, take a look at your Event Viewer and investigate the errors or warning messages reported there.
If you get any stop error codes or other error messages, write back and we'll help you sort it out....
This general startup troubleshooter might help you, and here's a boot troubleshooter.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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    efs_perpends Jul 30, 2009

    What do you mean the hard drives have been wiped clean? Is windows installed on one of them?

    If you wiped the hard drives, you have to reinstall windows before you can boot into it...

    When you press F8 at boot, what happens? Do you get the OS options?

  • efs_perpends
    efs_perpends Jul 30, 2009

    Sorry I misunderstood your problem to be a startup error...

    It sounds like a hardware device has a conflict or is missing drivers. See links here, and here especially, and possibly here, here, here,

    There might be something here.

    Are you trying to install an SATA drive into an IDE system? You may want to glance through this list.

    See also articles here and here, and this may uncover something for you...

    Good luck with that...

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