boot up shut down win xp

  paulj 17:41 16 Oct 03

when booting up. win xp gets about half way through then a message flashes up. the only bit of text i can read is "searching for network" the pc then closes down,it then starts normally.
thnks in advance paulj

  The Spires 19:27 16 Oct 03


  paulj 11:59 18 Oct 03

yeah thanks???

  VoG II 12:07 18 Oct 03

Does the error message appear on a blue screen? If so, right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under "Startup & Recovery", click Settings. Under "System Failure", uncheck the box in front of "Automatically restart". THe next time, you should have time to read the error message.

Please post the exact error message here.

  paulj 12:27 19 Oct 03

hi VoG
I followed your instructions but unfortunately or fortunately the problem hasnt appeared since.
i will post back if it does it again

  paulj 19:11 17 Nov 03

hi problem has returned a windows xp message box appears with the message "please wait preparing network connections" then it stops booting and shuts down

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