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Old January 28, 2011, 10:14 AM
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Default XP Hanging on reboot

I don't know why but awhile ago I started getting the odd BSOD and I searched the term and it was listed in microsofts database as possible faulty ram. I haven't had a BSOD in awhile *knock on wood* but yea I was thinking it would be related to this issue, basically when I reboot my PC it hangs at the XP logo for about 5-10 minutes then finally finishes the reboot, should I try running memtest 86+ or something to see if it is faulty ram as I've heard faulty ram can cause alot of odd issues to occur on a pc. So yea if you have any ideas on what it might be or how to diagnose the problem please feel free to tell me, I would honestly like to fix it rather then just run off and format the pc :(
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Old January 28, 2011, 10:35 AM
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Grab a HDD test utility from the manufacturer
Memtest for the memory
Clean out any dust in the case.
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Old January 28, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Do you have any external storage devices connect by USB when booting? Try disconnecting them and see if it makes a difference. For that matter, disconnect all USB devices (other than keyboard) and see if it makes a difference.
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Old January 28, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Check the logs for error during bootup too... My Computer > Right click > Manage > Event Viewer
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Old January 28, 2011, 03:58 PM
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is your frend

if the rams cool, then go for a set of prime and watch the temps/juice with everest or the like

if thats cool, as above get hdtune pro and check ya drive, change sata cable..

when im lazy i drop in the live cd and see if its ok, if not hardware for sure.
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