Boot-up Shenanigans.

Discussion in 'Software' started by NightWalker, May 4, 2005.

  1. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

    My computer has developed a problem whenever I boot-up. I haven't got a clue why it has decided to start doing this, hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself in these matters can suggest how to remedy the problem. I am running xp pro. When I turn my computer on it boots up to the welcome screen, I put in my password then the little windows sound plays, then it all stops, the screen stays on the welcome screen, the hard drive light blinks briefly once every 7 or 8 seconds. After a minute or so it remembers what it is doing and continues to boot normally. I did a defrag on my hard drive the other day, It seems to have started after that. I don't know if a defrag can cause this sort of problem. Spyware and virus scans came up with nothing, so I'm not sure what to do to fix it ?
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    I've never seen that happen before. Have you installed any new devices or device drivers lately? What happens when you try to boot into safe mode. Does it still hang at the Welcome screen. Those would probably be the first things I'd look at. Don't worry. Others will be by to help (now where did Phoenix get to anyway?). :wink:
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  3. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    Hey NW, have you checked out the Event Viewer, in adminstrative tools? Check out the logs for the System Entry, they may give u some clues!

    My XP machines usually lock up like that cos they're waiting for some service to start! In my case it is normally a DHCP problem, and then when it responds it kills all, or most of, the Systray Icons due to timeout issues!!!

    Event Viewer is your best buddy! Check it out!

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  4. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    could your memory be going bad or have a memory leak? Or PS?
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  5. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

    I am going to spend some time trying to fix it at the weekend. Thanks for your suggestions. I will keep you posted :)
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  6. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

    Well, I have have been looking into my bootup problem. I went into safe mode, and had no problem, everything loaded normally. I have looked in Event Viewer and found that I have two recurring problems. One is the Anti-Dialler component of my Panda internet security suite. The other seems to me like it may have more to do with the issue at hand,

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7026
    Date: 08/05/2005
    Time: 19:18:28
    User: N/A
    Computer: JESSICA
    The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at

    I went to the link, and was provided with no helpful information. Any idea what the IntelIde does and how to get it to work ?
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  7. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    First search brings up THIS from Microsoft. Also, THIS link that refers to Intelide also.

    Not sure how the problem came about, as both the above refer to using different hard drives, however the defrag may have caused (or found) a problem that is contributing to this scenario.
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