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Help! loads WinXP but won't boot into Windows!!!


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This is no joke. Pretty much what happens is that Iget threw the screen that shows the bar moving but it then goes to a blank screen and just sitts there. Then if I put in my windows disk it will load all the parts then just sits at the loading windows screen. Now I had a bad ram beep and I replaced the ram and now that works but it won't boot into windows at all still. I am not too sure what is going on and it is driving me batty.

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Have you tried going to the recovery console and trying to repair the XP installation or wiping and reinstalling? Could be the install has become corrupt. I assume its the Maxtor that you are booting from? Could still be a mem issue with corruption as GEIL memory isn't the most compatible with DFI boards.

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sounds like a driver problem as it will go all the way through the windows load but stop when drivers are in...more than likely either the NV chipset drivers or the video drivers.

 

try a fresh install of XP if you have nothing of importance on the boot drive.

 

follow the order of installation in the sticky up at top of this forum ;)

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have you tried booting with a win98 boot disk and using FDISK to completely remove the partitions on the hdd?

 

winXP's install should do this too but I still trust Win98's FDisk to do it.

 

also try doing it with only a single stick or RAM and see if that gets you any further. If so, try moving your sticks around a bit in the slots.

 

ps: do all this while running at stock speeds (load optimized defaults, then change the DDR frequency to 1:1)

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It sounds like the partition that holds your O/S on the

master HDD must not be set as Active.

 

Try this and see how far you can go.... when you get

the XP splash screen and the blue bar is moving start

tapping the F8 key and see if it will give you a screen

with the Safe Mode option. If so then select Safe Mode

and allow XP to go ahead and load. Hopefully this will

work as it will show that the problem is likely just a

driver problem.

 

If you can get into XP then get rid of the nVidia IDE

drivers and allow Windows to furnish those drivers

for you.

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