xp freezing part way through loading

  standing bull 09:26 06 May 08

hi all, when i switch on my computer it frequently only loads as far as the motherboard screen,so i do a restart and it loads to the screen where you click on your name, but the cursor is frozen,so i do another restart and it will run normally ,any ideas please

  johnnyrocker 09:32 06 May 08

what age is everything? and os? could psu be iffy?


  standing bull 10:10 06 May 08

hi johnnyrocker,thanks for reply ,pc is 5 years old, once it has loaded it runs fine

  Ditch999 10:12 06 May 08

bad connection somewhere inside?

  Ditch999 10:15 06 May 08

Do you switch it off at the wall socket? If so then when you switch the wall socket on, let it sit for 5 minutes then try switching it on at the case. You might have a failing capacitor.

  standing bull 10:41 06 May 08

hi ditch999 ,i just turn off at night using the "turn off computer" i leave main switch on as i dont turn off my router

  keef66 15:06 06 May 08

try turning it off at the wall and unplugging it for a minute or so. This sometimes helps our aging pc when it's having trouble starting up or shutting down.

  birdface 15:28 06 May 08

Try in safe mode.Last good configuration or system restore to a date before you had the problems.Make sure that the air vents are not clogged with dust or fluff,if so inside will also need cleaning.

  abitofchange23 15:55 06 May 08

In a few old pc's I have had removing the bios battery,waiting a minute or so then reinstalling it can help as it sets the bios back to defalt.If the battery is as old as your pc a new one might be the way to go.

  standing bull 15:56 06 May 08

thanks all, will try your ideas and let you know how i get on

  standing bull 16:30 11 May 08

ive implemented your suggestions ,and one of them seems to have worked (sorry dont know which one),thanks for replys

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