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Old 01-26-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default Can you step through the boot sequence in XP?

Can you boot up Windows XP and step through each driver that is loaded. Can't remember, but kind of like you use could with Windows 98, where you had to press a key each time to load the next driver. One of my XP machines is hanging up on the blue Windows XP splash screen and I am trying to determine what it is trying to load that is hanging it up. It boots fine into safe mode.

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Old 01-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
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F8 at boot before Windows logo.
Choose Step by Step
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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Use option "Debug Mode" from the F8 safe mode menu.

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Old 01-27-2011, 07:24 AM   #4
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Is that a new p.c. or an older one
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:04 PM   #5
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might have to rebuild the startup process.

sometimes if you install tweaks, it puts files into the windows folder and messes up normal startup functions, for example.

so if you can get into safe mode, something is trying to load and preventing a successful start up.

unless you're familiar with XP start up files, might be better to restore to an earlier state or restore the system, if all else fails.

the problem with trying to find out what file it is or files, is that sometimes if it's really bad, you won't find any file(s) because another program might of modified the start up files and a single/multiple binary(ies),etc. is screwed.
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