Computer freezes loading Windows bars and in Windows XP

johnnq

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My computer freezes during windows (within first 2 minutes of reboot or startup) and when I reboot, it often freezes when loading the windows bars. Then when it does load, the windows bars go by like 50 times before the login screen.

I did a complete reinstall of windows and all programs, and the problem is back again. So I’m assuming this is a hardware problem. I ran memtest overnight with no errors.

Recently, a file in my firewall was corrupt during the last reboot upon frozen windows.


So how should I begin diagnosing this problem? Could my hard drive be the culprit??
 
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I think that would be my next step. Go to the drive makers web site, you should be able to download a free diagnostic to check it for defects.
 

johnnq

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wait never mind. I forgot I put the reinstalled windows on a new disk...
 
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