I also have the barcode like thing. I have ALWAYS had the barcode like thing but only for a brief moment.
Recently, I started getting this weird barcode-like screen just before the screen that shows the Windows XP logo and loading bar. This never happened before, as it skipped from a brief black screen straight to the screen with the Windows XP logo. Is there any way I can remove this?
This is what it looks like:
Any help would be greatly appreciated on how I can get rid of this screen!