XP SP3 Hanging Up on Boot - next steps Tags: Boot Windows XP Last response: June 3, 2010 3:48 PM in Windows XP Share hragarand June 3, 2010 3:25:02 PM Good day all. This rather novice computer user is looking for a checklist of steps to diagnose an issue with XP hanging up on boot - started last night. Current system is 3 1/2+ years old - Graphics card upgraded 2 years ago - running XP SP3 for games and email. Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wireless Edition 2 x 1024MB Corsair XMS DDR2-667 Asus 9800 GTX+ Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic Seagate Barracuda 300GB SATAII Antec P180 Mid Tower Case (black) Seasonic S12 Series 600W Power Supply Thermalright SI-128 Heatsink w/ 120mm Scythe Fan 2 x Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 1600RPM 120mm S-FDB Fan Problem - Booting computer - starts up no problem - on XP screen with dots moving across it freezes after about 10 seconds. On restart I tried the restart from Last Known Good Configuration - same hang up same dot location I can boot into Save Mode and it comes up. I ran CC Cleaner again including registry. Actually I may have run CC Cleaner before the hand up booting. An links on a step by step process I can follow so as not to make a problem any bigger would be helpful. More about : sp3 hanging boot steps aford10 June 3, 2010 3:48:44 PM start-->run-->sfc /scannow start-->run-->chkdsk /r Run a malware scan in safe mode using Malwarebytes. www.malwarebytes.org/ Check the event viewer for system or application errors. If none of those help, you can try a windows repair. It will replace all your system files. Here's a step by step guide for that. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instx... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows XP explorer.exe keeps hanging , freezing and crashing ForumWindows will not boot after SP3 ForumWin XP wont load, hangs at splash screen ForumWin xp with SP3 only reads 131 GB of the new 250 GB HD ForumSlipstream XP SP3 ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumWinXP SP Hangs During Boot Up ForumWindows XP SP3 chkdsk will not run at boot ForumFirst steps at booting up a new PC - first problem ForumOCZ SSD and Windows freezing / hanging . ForumConsidering Dual Boot with XP SP3 - worth it? ForumBoot problem XP on ASUS MB ForumWIN XP SP3 ACTIVATION WORK AROUND ForumBSOD and other hang ups when trying to install XP Pro SP3 on new drive ForumUSB Boot not supported. Now What?? ForumHP dv6000 notebook won't boot after hard disk upgrade ForumPlease help with baby steps to OC'ing the 5000+ BE AM2 cpu! ForumWindows XP SP3 Issue ForumPCMCIA slots need more power??? HELP! Forum[Solved] SP3 reboot loop More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !