Win2k hangs at startup
Posted on 2002-04-10
Last week everything was going fine ,then i left for the weekend and when i came back for some reasons when booting Win2k , it ramdomly hangs somewhere between the password box and the loading of the desktop , but I never get to to do anything on the desktop before it just locks up dead(I cant use CTRL+ALT+DEL)
But in safe mode with networking , everything is fine.
I've tried uninstalling all the software i didnt needed , stopping services not needed and the startup programs using StartUp Cop , updating all the drivers and all the windows updates but i still cant reach the desktop in normal mode before it locks up.
I thought the memory could be the problem so i set all the config in the BIOS to the safest options and i tried other sticks of memory and no change.I tried clearing the CMOS too , but that didnt do anything.
My setup is as follow:
athlon xp 1600
ECS K7S5A w/LAN Mobo
Win2k SP2 with all the updates possible to date.
Also , the temperatures are not a problem , 37C for the cpu and 24C for the mobo
I would really appreciate any help for fixing this problem.