Weird stop during XP boot RRS feed

  • Question

  • It was my friend's system.... The problem appeared right after trying to install SP2. The blue bar on the Windows startup screen simply stops (always in same place) and the computer hangs there. After MUCH messing around, I tried a fresh drive and clean install. At the first re-boot, the system hung at the same point! This is with a new drive and clean install of XP Pro with clean genuine CD.
    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:29 PM


  • the BIOS flash did it! In fact, when it started back up it saw the audio and tried to re-install the SoundMax driver.  The only odd thing is that the volume is rather low. I've checked all settings and the sound volume is simply much lower than any other computer hooked up to these speakers. However, EVERYTHING WORKS NOW!
    Wednesday, February 28, 2007 1:01 PM