Help required

  kdt 21:53 05 Feb 10

i am getting xp logo twice after startup/restart. first comes the dell vostro logo with the bios details then xp logo then again xp logo briefly when it sometimes freezes forcing me to switch off power & have windows start normally. 3 week old dell vostro 430 i860 processor 4gb RAM 500 HDD xp pro downgrade(installed) from w7 pro 32bit bought last month. any help suggestions welcomed. thanks.
ps: trying dell tech support though but prefer forum members views/help if possible as well.

  square eyes 22:10 05 Feb 10

Does it eventually startup?

Windows up-to-date?

Run some maintainance programs, chdsk, defrag, registry cleaner.

Good luck

  kdt 22:12 05 Feb 10

done all except sfc /scannow...startup alright if/when frozen & restarted.

  Graham. 22:30 05 Feb 10

I know it's late, but 'Help required'?

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