|15 Jan 2010||#1|
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Windows suddenly freezing at startup
Hello all. I have been a happy Windows 7 user for around 3-4 months now, and just today I encountered a problem. Whenever I boot up the computer, it would freeze after startup. Sometimes it would freeze at the welcome screen, with the little loading circle in the middle stop spinning. Other times it would freeze after my desktop is loaded with all the icons and as some of the taskbar icons start appearing in the bottom left. Again, my computer has been running Windows 7 fine up until today.
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (not sure of exact version/build)
Mobo: Asus P5GD1 Pro
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3ghz
It's quite an old system but it has done the job fine until now.
Things I have tried:
-Going into safe mode (this works fine but I don't know what to do there)
-Going into event viewer (I find a few critical errors but they were all about a bad reboot etc.)
-Going into device manager (no yellow exclamation marks or anything)
-Using the chkdsk command in cmd in safe mode (no errors or anything)
-Using the repair manager thing on the windows 7 DVD (no errors)
-Using the memory test on the windows 7 DVD (not sure if any errors, when I came back it rebooted and was frozen at the desktop)
-Taking both ram slots out and putting both back in
-Taking one ram slot out and booting with only one
So, anything else I need to try before I try reformatting?
PS: I've actually managed to get into task manager before it freezes. Both CPU usage and physical memory are at about 24% when it freezes. I dunno what that means but hopefully it's useful in finding the problem.
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|15 Jan 2010||#6|
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First off, thanks for all the replies!
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