Windows XP hangs at start up after power was bumped off.
Posted on 2004-04-23
Windows XP Home Edition
AMD XP 2000+
256 MB Ram
80 GB HD
MSI 128 MB ge force 4 video
This may be a hardware problem, but since it is hanging starting XP I'll ask on the XP board.
XP was running when the power center main power button was bumped and shut everything down.
Now when the machine is turned on, it says there was a probelm, etc., and if it was power going off select start normally, otherwise use safe mode.
Normal selection goes to the Windows logo screen then the indicator bar starts and stops but the machine never goes any farther (I left this on all night to see).
When any of the Safe Mode options are selected it flashes a bunch of file names (presumably loading them) then hangs after it gets to this one:
I just tried another video card to see if that would help but it didn't.
I can boot from the XP CD, and it asks if I want to repair or install. Either option does the same thing. It goes through it's motions until it gets to this:
Examining 76317 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi...
Then it hangs there.
I booted from Norton Antivirus CD and ran a detailed scan. It acted like it looked at all the files on the C drive, so it appears it can read the hard drive, otherwise I would think I had a hard drive problem.
Any help is greatly appreciated.