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XP hanging on the win XP logo screen when booting up

hi, i recently installed a new motherboard gfx card and processor. After this my system was having trouble loading up which i sort of fixed by deleting service pack 2 in safe mode, which aloud me to load windows XP professional in normal mode.

I then decided to re-install the operating system (upgrade, not fresh install) to see if it would solve a few problems like it freezing when detecting hard discs. Also a while ago i had this program called style xp which aloud me to alter the boot.ini file so i could change the picture on the loading screen. This sort of split it rather than change it fully so it gave me 2 options at startup: windows xp, or windows xp(bootscreen) which was the new picture. After i installed the new hardware, when i clicked bootscreen it gave me a blue screen for a second with writing flashing down it then it rebooted instead of loading windows.

When i started re-installing xp pro on my system, it came up with the new picture i used the 'style xp' program to create instead of the standard windows XP professional logo screen which i thought was strange as i thought if it was re-installing it would change everything back to normal, and ofcourse it freezes everytime 2 seconds after the screen is displayed so i can no longer get into windows.

Can anyone suggest anything i could do to fix this? i would rather not delete everything on my hard drives..

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Just FYI.

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Reports from "TECH" tell me that "style xp" and SP2 may have issues. I know of no cure other than to toss it and go native.


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If I understand you correctly

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This all came about as a result of you tinkering with the boot.ini file (well the latest troubles anyway) so why not try the standard boot.ini file???? Did you make a backup when you changed it? The program you used may have done look for say boot.bak - the date will give you an idea.
Or google boot.ini

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i think so

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thnx for replys,
im pretty sure it did say it backed up the file, but if i find the correct file, what do i do then? ill have to find it in recovery console right?

I did think of rebuilding boot.ini, as recovery console has that option, this wont whipe my harddrives will it? it will only restore the boot.ini file to its defaults am i right? do u think i should try this?

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IF you have a proper XP CD, look at..

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It can make this a little easier.


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thnx for help, bootcfg fixed it

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