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#9358 11-Sep-2006 11:22
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Fairly new install on XP home on P4 1.5 gig 512ddr.

just installed spybot and adaware, spybot found some stuff (only the usual cookies etc so did adaware), rebooted machine now xp gets as far as about 7 passes of the blue progress bar then locks up and gets no further. It used to get to the desktop after aboyt 3 passes of the progress bar now it locks up and doesnt load at all.

tried a restore to before this happened, restore appeared successful but still the same reult. Boots fine in safe mode so I know its a software issue.

Not sure what else I can do?

any help would be appreciated.


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#45815 11-Sep-2006 11:41
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Could it be CPU overheating? Tried doing this after leaving the PC off for 30 minutes? Could it be underpowered PSU, or faulty memory?

Any new USB devices plugged since you first installed the software? Perhaps unplug all devices and try again?



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  #45817 11-Sep-2006 11:45
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Pretty sure its a software issue mate as it boots fine in safe mode.

Im just trying to avoid reinstalling, I think its relevant to the scans I ran before It did this but I dont seem to be able to revert it, is there a log file or anything I can check for why its locking up?

I really would like to try and avoid reinstalling.

Thanks for the response.


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  #45819 11-Sep-2006 11:58
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It may be a hardware driver issue as I believe Safe mode boots with the minimal amount of drivers. Try taking out some of the devices that you may have on your PC i.e. PCI ADSL modem if you have one, GFX card and use your onboard GFX card..... and update your drivers.

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  #47511 4-Oct-2006 12:57
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Just an idea but try turning all your startup items off in msconfig. I had a boot error relating to that once.

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