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General problems!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jackoh, 9 May 2006.

  1. jackoh

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Oct 2004

    Posts: 1,159

    Location: Cardiff

    Hi all,

    Recently re-installed windows as it just decided to stop working one morning.. (would boot but then hang and go nowhere) now with the fresh install im experiencing problems with the following;

    Boot time SEVERELY increased, talkking 3-5 minutes on the xp loading screen.
    ANY media application wont initiate; (winamp, wmp, itunes etc)

    Just go no idea where to start, any ideas?

    thanks alot!
  2. Grimgoth


    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 663

    Location: London

    not sure if it is a hardware problem (maybe a slightly bad memory will cause it? dunno)
    but try the registry tweaks (check registry and remove all start up programs, if problem goes away then replace them one by one)
    listed in the windows faq here:
  3. pcknight


    Joined: 23 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,084

    Location: Earth

    Could be a faulty Hard Drive?
  4. R3DBuLL


    Joined: 10 Mar 2005

    Posts: 714

    Location: Scotland

    Would be my guess too as I had the same problems, get the health tool things off the their website