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Windows xp freezing on startup

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January 22, 2013 1:15:57 PM

Hello,
Im using windows xp sp3..and past 2 - 3 weeks my pc started freezing once or twice a day untill yesterday. It was freezing in every 2minutes sometimes on the win xp loading screen or on the startup....so please help..cant get over it.

This is what i have tried overcoming this problem but still didnt help: Restored computer to an earlier time
Cleaned the pc.. cpu and gpu temperature is around 50c
And have around 30%free space in c drive where windows is installed....
January 22, 2013 2:27:14 PM

Hello Maanas

try this:

Boot into safe mode with command prompt (push F8 on startup and select the option)
Type "chkdsk /r" into the black command prompt box when it come up.
It will likely tell you that a reboot is required to run the scan, the command for that is "shutdown /r /t 0".

this will perform a full disk check and find and fix the vast majority of errors, keep us posted with any updates!
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January 23, 2013 1:53:53 PM

hey thanks for replying.....yeah i tried doing what u said... The first time i did chkdsk it had 5 steps and the pc again freezed at the 3rd step....so i rebooted and did it again....it completed all 5 steps this time but no improvement its still the same.

Theres one more thing i tried doing..i changed the wire with a new one which connects the hrd disk and the mobo... but same ....it didnt help.
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