XP Pro hangs in normal mode ever after clean install, OK in Safe Mode
Posted on 2009-12-25
I've got a stumper here. I'm working on an Acer Aspire 3000 laptop that would hang in Normal Mode but boot up ok in Safe Mode. Long story short, after unsuccessfully troubleshooting, I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled XP Pro, and it still hangs in Normal Mode but works ok in Safe Mode. I've done this twice, and after this I ran the MS RAM test for two days with nor errors found. There are currently no Startup Items in MSCONFIG yet, and no user accounts have been made. I think it's because it simply hangs before that point. Any ideas? TIA and Merry Christmas!