Windows XP SP3 Hangs at Loading screen... RRS feed

  • Question

  • My computer stopped working (i palyed a game and when i wanned to exit my screen froze). I restarted it, then I had the "we apologize for the inconvenience but windows did not start successfully" Message. I choosed the normal start, then my windows froze(?) on the loadin screen with the logo and the flag, with the blue line that go from the start to the end (the blue line was moving). I waited like 10 mins and nothing happened , so i restarted the computer again. This time i choosed "Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)" Still didnt worked. Then i choosed "Safe Mode" and it worked, i uninstalled the game, and when i restarted the PC i choose Normal start but still nothing happened ><. So i went to "Safe Mode with Networking" to check threads about this problem but i didnt found alot of stuff . So i came here to ask, what should i do?
    OS: Windows XP SP3
    PC: Acer Aspire T180-QB7Z
    AMD Athlon 64 3800+
    160GB HDD
    1GB DDR || Ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 6100 up to 384MB
    Sunday, July 24, 2011 8:23 PM

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  • You can boot into safe mode and perform a disk-check. If this yields no solution, I would recommend performing a system restore as described in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304449

    Monday, July 25, 2011 10:04 AM
  • Hi Golassic:


    1. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best so I have to agree with Senne about doing a system restore as a first step. If possible choose a date prior to installing the game you were playing right before your problem.

    2. Beyond this first step I would suggest installing at least 2gb of RAM

    3. Get a good 3rd party defrag to keep your drive working as optimally as possible.

    4. If you have an older processor driving your XP sp3, and have the funds, upgrade it  to the fastest processor speed your processor slot will accommodate.

    As XpSp3 ages and the programs designed for it get more sophisticated, the limits of it's capabilities get tested more often. To add to this problem, systems running XP also come with slower processors so graphics intensive games adds fuel to the fire.

    With that in mind, what we want to do is unburden the processor as much as possible so it can execute all the commands issued to itcompletely, accurately and within the allotted time parameters. Steps 2 - 4 are meant to do this.


    As an emphasis, I've noticed that i tend to get way more random unexplainable problems when I neglect regularly defragmenting the drive. Also as the drive gets fuller the fragmentation seems to accelerate.

    My solution has been to run a good 3rd party defrag to make sure  this whole aspect of normal maintenance actually gets done and it's noticeably decreased the number of issues I get. So I pass this along for what it's worth.

    There are a lot of good ones out there. You can get more info here: TOP DEFRAG REVIEW 2011


    Hope this helps



    Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:10 AM