Windows freezes during boot showing the bottom screen white strip with 3 or 4 bars left to be "covered"
Posted on 2006-05-10
Windows freezes during boot
I tried to fix some of the problems my PC was presenting by reinstalling Windows. I chose the non erase data option, that is Windows gives the choice of not deleting the data in your HD, but (theoretically) fixes the OS if it’s messed up.
During the “cold reinstall” (update) Windows asked for some file it said it couldn’t find (although this –seemingly- was not possible. The disk was on the tray and all seemed ok). I ignored it, as this was the only option it gave so it could continue.
Now, every time I try to boot Windows gives me two options:
1 – Start Windows normally (or something akin to that).
2 – Continue Windows installation.
Whenever I pick option 2 (Continue Windows installation), it goes on a bit, but freezes showing that white strip on the bottom of the screen. The white strip goes up the last little bars and freezes when there are 3 or 4 left.
Does anyone know what's going on and how to fix it?