xp stalls on boot up

  sunnystaines 12:48 19 Jun 11

xp sp3 media centre on a sony laptop.

just recently on boot up the windows welcome screen comes up quickly but then goes to a blue screen with just a cursor arrow for a couple of minutes before the desktop screen appears.

any ideas anyone please

[tried chkdsk,ccleaner,defrag,reg defrag,run SAS,MBAM, Norton security on full scans] unable to update drivers as the sony drivers not been updates since had the laptop]

  Strawballs 12:54 19 Jun 11

Have you been into msconfig recently and accidently checked diagnostic startup instead of normal?

  sunnystaines 13:23 19 Jun 11


no, But i will have a look to see if its all ok there.

  sunnystaines 09:12 20 Jun 11


check msconfig all ok there, also run system optimiser from WinAso that passed everything too.

anyone any other ideas.

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