Re: PC Stuck on "Microsoft Windows XP" Screen at Startup
1) Try to see if you can logon in Safe Mode with networking (press F8 during booting). It helps you to eliminate areas you do not need to investigate, such as EtherNet card and driver if you can browse the Internet.
2) Video card often causes this problem, disable the display adapter once in Safe Mode and see if you can login mormally. If success, it is the video card conflicts with other system devices (usually it is the CPU to AGP bridge). May need to update display adapter driver to the latest.
3) Look into logfiles in c:\windows\logfiles\watchdogs folder. It may tell you what device having problem. You may see description like "The driver for the display device got stuck in an infinite loop". You know the display adapter has problem.
If that fails do a full reformat.
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