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What's DOS?
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Registered: ‎05-03-2012
Location: manchester
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Weird Windows Freeze



Can someone here safe my life. My PC was fine and now freezes. It boots, gives me a blank screen with a couple of boot options (recovery and XP) and then freezes. I mounted it as an external drive to another machine and ran chkdsk but this didn't seem to do anything. Any ideas?

Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎05-04-2012
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Re: Weird Windows Freeze

Can you hit F8 when booting and boot in safe mode? Could be something loading when Windows is booting or a virus. If you can boot in safe mode, you can run msconfig (start>run) and go to the Startup tab. You can uncheck everything you know isn't needed. Apps put lots of garbage in here. Then restart and see if it will boot.

lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: Weird Windows Freeze

which machine are we talking about here?

Jin Li

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