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Rebooting Problems

by MBerry / February 23, 2004 10:51 AM PST

When I reboot, it goes through the cycle until the background screen comes on. Just before the icons come on the desktop, It makes an attempt to go to the A drive for no reason. No Icons end up coming on to the wallpaper background. The background wallpaper is displayed with the cursor. I can start in safe mode, the icons come on but can't seem to restore my computer. I choose a checkpoint date but it does not want to restore it. I can't get on the internet. I'm running XP on a router. Any help will be appreciated.


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Re:Rebooting Problems
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2004 7:55 PM PST
In reply to: Rebooting Problems

If you can Shutdown, then press the power button or such, then it's something like:

A. Drivers. Many are just learning the Microsoft doesn't supply/install drivers for your hardware. Many are rudely awakened when asked "What video card do you have?" so drivers can be found (and for motherboard and more.)

B. BIOS. The BIOS must be uptodate and not set to any agressive settings. Many resist having a current BIOS, and will have to live with their decision since this is "on the list."

C. Other software. Review the XP Shutdown article a couple clicks off of the page at


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Re:Rebooting Problems
by jimoverby / March 10, 2004 8:20 AM PST
In reply to: Rebooting Problems

Your Bios was somehow reset to default. This may not be your fault if the systems are managed remotely by someone inside the router. During boot up you can manually override start up and reset the settings to what you were using. One will be to set the "boot device" string to look at the hard disk instead of the floppy drive as you mentioned.

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