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Computer not starting up - Networking problem maybe?

by perrier1 / October 15, 2007 3:29 AM PDT

I tried to set up a home network yesterday and the computer said that it needed to restart. It never did restart it just locked up at the XP screen at start up. I cannot get it to restart in safe mode (with any of the options) or the restore system option. It also will not restart with the Last Known Good Configuration. If I try to start in safe mode it always locks up at the line that says:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\agpCPQ.sys

The computer is an eMachine T6522
with Windowns XP Media Center AdditionAny idea how I can fix this and get it to start up?

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by JP Bill / October 15, 2007 4:40 AM PDT
XP locks up when loading AGPCPQ.SYS

I could find no solution on the net, and too found that in safe mode the boot up stopped at agpcpq.sys.
But actually, the boot does not stop on my computer.
If you have this fault. Try booting up in normal mode.
It will take you past the windows boot up screen and take you to a black screen.
Nothing happens, no disk activity. It appears locked.
I have found - always that after about five minutes, yes, five minutes, the boot up proceeds and completes perfectly.
This will happen one, two or three times on successive occasions.


A couple found a solution for them
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by PKsteven / October 15, 2007 4:52 AM PDT

What kind of network? Wireless? Wired? If you have a wireless usb device, unplug it then try to boot. AAMOF, unplug any network device from the PC, ethernet cable, or whatever you have and try to boot.

Paul

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