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 D-Link DWA-547 hangs my XP sp3 system on boot Forum BSOD and other hang ups when trying to install XP Pro SP3 on new drive Forum XP sp3: Dual boot, 2 Drives (Clone on 2nd) Can't boot OS unless both drives are Connected. Forum windows xp sp3 doesnt boot without cd rom. Forum SolvedWin Xp sp3 installation on dell laptop results in Boot loop Forum SolvedWin Xp sp3 installation on dell laptop results in Boot loop Help! Forum Windows XP SP3 chkdsk will not run at boot Forum Computer will not complete loading windows xp sp3, it reboots. Safe mode hangs Forum SolvedSSD Vertex 4 256gb suddenly crashed then wouldn't boot. Looking for next step. Forum System disk boot failure insert system disk xp sp3 Forum Windows xp wont boot after sp3 downloaded Forum SolvedProblem Booting up a Newly Built Comp -- Last Steps to Sweet Success! Forum Win XP SP3 Causing High CPU usage, Slow Boot, Slow Performance Forum XP SP3 locks up after installing Avast! Forum Windows XP SP3 chkdsk will not run at boot Forum XP (SP3) Boot Problem Forum XP Pro installed, BSoD on boot-up, starting from CD hangs. Forum XP Professional hangs on boot up Forum Xp Back UP: After Restore, it just hangs on Blue Xp Boot u.. Forum Dual Boot Win7 and WinXPPro SP3 - no connection on XP Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !