Hi...This is an intermittent problem but it occurs often enough to be annoying. During boot, when the process reaches the "WELCOME" window, a line of text also appears stating "Windows is starting up"...and then it freezes there. The only way I've been able get beyond that is to shut down the computer and reboot...sometimes once, sometimes as many as 3 times until it will finally boot completely. Does anyone know what is causing this and how to prevent it from happening? My setup is:
System: Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 Computer: AMD Athlon (tm) 64 x2 Dual, Core Processor 6000+ 3.00 GHz 1.75 GB of Ram
Posted: January 12th, 2012, 8:42am
I have had the same problem in the past. I don't remember it happening lately. Usually it works the second time that I start it. I don't know what caused it.
Ray...After poking around Google/forums, apparently a lot of others are having this problem too. Strange that no one has come up with an answer. Could it be that one file is trying to load before the Welcome screen has a chance to completely load?