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Anonymous
July 30, 2005 11:53:01 AM

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I have current updated XP home edition on my Toshiba laptop, successfully
running for 2 1/2 years. I use it at home, and at work I had the
administrator set it up to permit me to log into their network. Since then
the computer freezes at start-up on the blue screen that shows the Windows XP
logo, and the words "Windows is starting up". I found that I can navigate
through this at startup by tapping the F8 key rapidly before that screen
appears. I tried the System Restore to a date earlier than the
administrator's work, but no help. Is their a repair or restore procedure
that will cure this problem? Thanks.
--
Ryk
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 3:20:26 PM

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Ryk,

You need to ask the administrator what he/she modified. It 'may' be that this setup is now waiting for a network connection or network login.

Is the problem occurring at the office, or away from the office?

Did the System Restore complete successfully all the way?

A XP repair is one of the very last things to resort to. And it will require your having the XP CD (not a recovery CD).

While in Safe Mode of XP, you should look at all the startup programs, and startup settings.

Also, look at contents of the following 2 files in the Windows\System32 folder (or yours may be WINNT\System32) :

Autoexec.nt
Config.nt


You may go to www.dougknox.com and download Doug's Startup tracker.
That would help you get a complete list of startups.
Hopefully you can download it from another pc, transfer to portable media, and setup & run while in Safe Mode.
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Ryk wrote:
> I have current updated XP home edition on my Toshiba laptop,
> successfully running for 2 1/2 years. I use it at home, and at work
> I had the administrator set it up to permit me to log into their
> network. Since then the computer freezes at start-up on the blue
> screen that shows the Windows XP logo, and the words "Windows is
> starting up". I found that I can navigate through this at startup by
> tapping the F8 key rapidly before that screen appears. I tried the
> System Restore to a date earlier than the administrator's work, but
> no help. Is their a repair or restore procedure that will cure this
> problem? Thanks.
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 3:20:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Thanks. I plan to ask the admin when I get in touch with him about it. The
problem occurs at home, not at the office (so far). System Restore succeeded
completely. I will follow the other tips you offered at the end, and I
really appreciate it.
--
Ryk


"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> Ryk,
>
> You need to ask the administrator what he/she modified. It 'may' be that this setup is now waiting for a network connection or network login.
>
> Is the problem occurring at the office, or away from the office?
>
> Did the System Restore complete successfully all the way?
>
> A XP repair is one of the very last things to resort to. And it will require your having the XP CD (not a recovery CD).
>
> While in Safe Mode of XP, you should look at all the startup programs, and startup settings.
>
> Also, look at contents of the following 2 files in the Windows\System32 folder (or yours may be WINNT\System32) :
>
> Autoexec.nt
> Config.nt
>
>
> You may go to www.dougknox.com and download Doug's Startup tracker.
> That would help you get a complete list of startups.
> Hopefully you can download it from another pc, transfer to portable media, and setup & run while in Safe Mode.
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
> Ryk wrote:
> > I have current updated XP home edition on my Toshiba laptop,
> > successfully running for 2 1/2 years. I use it at home, and at work
> > I had the administrator set it up to permit me to log into their
> > network. Since then the computer freezes at start-up on the blue
> > screen that shows the Windows XP logo, and the words "Windows is
> > starting up". I found that I can navigate through this at startup by
> > tapping the F8 key rapidly before that screen appears. I tried the
> > System Restore to a date earlier than the administrator's work, but
> > no help. Is their a repair or restore procedure that will cure this
> > problem? Thanks.
>
Anonymous
July 30, 2005 5:04:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Ryk,
Do hope it helps. You are welcome.
--
Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----


Ryk wrote:
> Thanks. I plan to ask the admin when I get in touch with him about
> it. The problem occurs at home, not at the office (so far). System
> Restore succeeded completely. I will follow the other tips you
> offered at the end, and I really appreciate it.
>
!