When I start my computer it freezes as soon as it starts the welcome screen, it does that every time i try to start it. The problem started a few days ago, and I have never had the problem before. Hopefully someone will be able to help me.
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Re: Computer freezes when I start it.
This applies if you're running XP, if not let me know.
If you have not already, try booting into Safe Mode. To do this, reboot and begin hitting F8 every second or so as soon as it restarts. You'll get a menu that will give you the chance to select Safe Mode. See if it sucessfully boots this way. If it does restart it again normally and see what happens. If it still freezes you may need the XP CD to do a repair. Do you have the XP installation CD?
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During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart or During the boot process tap thef8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer Also you might try Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) hope this helps
1. Turn the computer on or Restart the computer 2. Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again. 3. Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected, not Repair Your Computer 4. Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode. 5. When you are finished with troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would
If the computer boots into Safe Mode you can try disabling Startup Programs, one of these might be causing your computer to freeze. To do this follow these steps:
1 Press Start. Type msconfig into the search bar and press Enter. For XP, click on Run and type msconfig there.
Try tapping F8 as soon as the computer powers on. Try Last Known Good Configuration. If that doesn't help, try safemode. While loading to safe mode, it will ask whether u want to try system restore. Start system restore and restore the computer to a previous date when it was working fine. If that also doesn't work, the only option is to reinstall Windows.
Your computer has likely gotten a virus which is causing this to happen. This post in a bleepingcomputer.com forum lists several ways to remove it. Once you get the computer to start up again, download the free version of Malwarebytes' AntiMalware program. Run it and let it scan your computer. It's a very effective program to clean out bad software.
Hope you're back up and running soon. Thanks for using Fixya!
hi, welcome to fixya,ok as u said that its been freezing up,and it is being freezing up all the time,what u have to have to do is that just run the scan of virus removal but u can log into the safe mode and then try and run virus scan and then try and turn on the computer and also try and do the msconfig and restart the computer from safe mode,it should work...goood luck...pls rate this solution....