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weird startup issue

by Alsam / July 22, 2005 6:37 AM PDT

Hi, i have a weird startup problem. My computer always boots up normally, but 3 out of 4 times once it boots it freezes up in a weird way: mouse works fine and pointer moves ok, but nothing else works, if i double click on any icon - nothing happens. I cant even restart properly because not even those buttons work, i find it weird that the pointer can still move anywhere. I reboot by shutting it down once, same, twice, same (i always know because when that happens not all icons on tray appear), sometimes untill the fourth time. I wouldn't be able to tell if some installation did this, if so i'd place my bet on that service pack 2, but can't be sure when it started. I run Win xp SP2 on a P4 2.6 GHZ 512 RAM. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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