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PC with XP pauses at Logo screen on boot up.

It's a Compaq Presario SR1517CL Desktop running XP. I have installed all updates, etc. as of June. It has been stopping at the Win Logo on start up and pausing there (no activity on the hard drive light). If I turn it off and start again it usually starts normally after a few tries, but it's been getting worse. Now, I can't get it past the logo screen at all.
It starts in safe mode. Irun Fix-It Utilities to scan the reguistry etc. on a regular basis.
Any thoughts? Is there a recommended diagnostic program worth getting?

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  • Chazz Lavely Aug 20, 2008

    I have 46 out of 200 GB left on hard drive, and 1.0 GB Ram. I can get into safe mode. Ran msconfig and stopped all non-MSoft items from starting. Still same problem. What is the "Start in Debugging mode" option at startup?

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How much space is left on your hard drive. when you log on right click on my computer go to properties and check how much ram it is processing. you can also to a complete wipe and format your hdd then reload xp

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