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Windows xp loading screen

Discussion in Technical Support started by AkaDemikz, Feb 17, 2011

  1. Sep 22, 2010
    As stated on topic above.

    Windows xp loading screen stays loading forever. I already tested it... for an hour.

    I'm using this under safe mode atm.

    Now then, I've already tried a system restore and that has accomplished me nothing. Any of you tech support might think of some ideas I should try out?
  2. Aug 18, 2006
    Scan for viruses. Run sfc /scannow in cmd to check system file integrity. What changed before this started happening?

    May want to upgrade to Win7. XP is waaay behind the curb.
  3. Sep 22, 2010
    Only thing that happened was, there was some sort of update that was attached to the shutdown button. The next day (today) it just endlessly stayed at the loading screen.

    As far as that command you gave me to try...

    The specific error code is 0x000006ba [The RPC server is unavailable].
  4. Apr 9, 2007


    EDIT: If your install functions under safe mode, RPC can't start. Try manually starting it (could cheat and just use msconfig instead of net start) and watch what happens.
  5. Jan 12, 2011
    Internet High Five for having a good music player! (Another for using Flac!) I think you should use the spectrogram visualisation, though. :razz:

    As for Aka, you should 1) disconnect your harddrive and scan it externally with another computer, 2) check your system drivers, 3) test your harddrive and RAM for bad sectors, 4) use program X that someone more tech-savvy would suggest. Good luck :smile:
  6. Sep 5, 2010

    Been there done that many times. If windows gets stuck at the loading screen you most likely have a corrupted system file. Reinstall your OS completely and it should work. Make sure to totally format your drive before you install, do the regular not fast format. That being said if this happens again its a sign of a failing hard drive. When sectors on your HD start going bad you can randomly loose system files and even have studdering and freezing when watching downloaded movies and playing games that use your page file memory.

    Side Note: Failing hard drives can produce symptoms of bad RAM, because when your page file (Part of you hard drive being used as RAM) is being read from a bad sector the drive will try to read the bad sector over and over again until it succeeds therefore temporarily freezing up whatever program is using that page file as RAM.
  7. Oct 22, 2010
    punk wtf, if you have the OS CD, there should be a "REPAIR" option, it will reinstall ALL of your system files and leave your personal data in tact if you can run cmd, try chkdsk /f also sfc /scannow


    XP Repair install

    Please read carefully.

    Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.
    When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below

    This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
    Windows XP to run on your computer:

    To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

    To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

    To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
    Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

    To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER. do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".
    Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
    Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, END setup.
    Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.
  8. Sep 5, 2010
    Toxic stfu, im speaking from experience. I had this very same problem multiple times on multiple computers. Sometimes the above works sometimes it doesn't. Most recently I had this problem on my new machine that had a brand new 10k RPM raptor. I did the chkdsk and scannow crap, tried to repair etc etc. Everything always came out saying everything was fine. I finally Got my SSD so i just formated my Raptor and reinstalled the OS on it for shits and giggles and it started working again. I RMAed it anyway and got a new one.
  9. Oct 22, 2010
    thats great, however, he should try EVERYTHING first before formatting, that is the last thing he should do! explore all options first. not all problems are exactly the same, even if the occurance is the same.
  10. Sep 22, 2010
    Glad this community has more tech savvy people here.
    Anyhow I've got contact with a friend whos going to scrounge around for win7 for me.

    Plan next is.. upgrade this xp to 7, and see if it happens again.

    Take note: this is a Laptop not a desktop.

    So if this happens again (punk says it might be signs of failing harddrive or ram) alrite, then hopefully finding part replacements wont be too bad?
    Also unfortunately my idiotic siblings already lost my xp os disc so I might as well switch it up anyhow.

    I'm having trouble trying to pull through what kyle said, so I'll just go with upgrade, which might take a bit since my friend will be scrounging for me.
  11. Sep 5, 2010
    Hard drives are just as simple to replace in laptops as they are in desktops, the only difference is the dimensions of the HD.
  12. Mar 26, 2009
    Some new drives aren't properly formatted when they leave the factory. If you don't do a full format on a new drive and it has this problem, it will cause all sorts of strange behavior from data loss to corruption to read/write errors. I've had this happen several times with client's machines and doing a full zeroing/format always fixed the problem.