Computer lock up-- shut down

  Bevlee 23:34 13 Mar 03
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Windowsxp upgraded from windpows
meComputer locks up and power shuts off
When turned back on pc wont boot.Half way through start up screen it stops.Eventually after about 20 tries pc will start up
Could it need a bios upgrade I m wondering or do you have any other ideas?
I understand a online bios upgrade can possibly cause a problem I hate to spend mega bucks if this is not the problem
Thanks for your help
Bev

  User-312386 23:39 13 Mar 03

hi bev what are your full specs

have you a full windows ME disc?(not a restore to factory settings one)

  old jim 23:45 13 Mar 03

Try booting in safe mode! and see what happens, if it will boot it's properly a softwear problem.

Old Jim

  Bevlee 23:54 13 Mar 03

Thanks Jim and madboy for your response
Have full windows me disc but upgraded to xp---if thats what you mean
Im not sure but I think this started right after the upgrade to xp
It happens off and on and takes forever to get pc up and running again
Thanks Guys
Bev

  User-312386 08:23 14 Mar 03

its called bootvis and speeds up start up in XP click here

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