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I recently reformatted my hard drive and reloaded windows xp, which I had on
there before. After I installed windows, I tried to setup to set up a
wireless network, using D-Link Wireless 108G. The setup went smooth, and I
was surfing the internet in no time, but then my computer screen froze. I
could'nt do anything. So I pushed the reset button and tried again but then
the samething happened. After that it just got worse. Windows would not even
load, it would just freeze half way through loading. Could this be cause by
my wireless net work?
Please give me your thoughts on my issue.
 
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Do you have a firewall and antivirus app. installed. If not you may
have become infected. You may be able to start in safe mode and scan
for virus's and get SpyBot or Ad-Aware to check for spyware.

"Clarence B" <Clarence B@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I recently reformatted my hard drive and reloaded windows xp, which
I had on
> there before. After I installed windows, I tried to setup to set up
a
> wireless network, using D-Link Wireless 108G. The setup went smooth,
and I
> was surfing the internet in no time, but then my computer screen
froze. I
> could'nt do anything. So I pushed the reset button and tried again
but then
> the samething happened. After that it just got worse. Windows would
not even
> load, it would just freeze half way through loading. Could this be
cause by
> my wireless net work?
> Please give me your thoughts on my issue.
 
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Here's what you need to do. Go to start, run type cmd. Then type format c:
and you should be all set.
 
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It could very well be the wireless network, more specifically, the drivers
for the wireless card; I'm assuming you added in a card, so you might want
to check the D-Link site for updated drivers. Even if the product is new,
the drivers might be dated as they change often and you have no way of
knowing how long the product has been on the shelf before being sold. Also
check for the latest drivers for your other devices as well, soundcard,
graphics card, etc. as there may be some conflict with the D-Link setup and
one of the other drivers.

To get you back into your system, boot the system, start tapping F8 until
the menu appears, when it does, select "Last Known Good Configuration," and
press enter. If that doesn't resolve it, repeat the procedure but select
"Safe Mode," and press enter. Once in Safe Mode, you should be offered the
opportunity to go immediately to System Restore, do so and try setting the
system back to a time prior to when this began.

If that fails or you cannot access Safe Mode, try a repair install as
follows:
NOTE, while a repair install should leave your data files intact, if
something goes wrong during the repair install, you may be forced to start
over and do a clean install of XP. If you don't have your data backed up,
you would lose your data should that eventuality occur.

Assuming your system is set to boot from the CD-ROM drive and you have an
actual XP CD as opposed to a recovery CD, boot with the XP
CD in the drive and perform a repair install as outlined below. If the
system isn't set to boot from the CD or you are not sure, you need to enter
the system's BIOS. When you boot the system, the first screen usually has
instructions that if you wish to enter set press a specific key, when you
see that, do so. Then you will have to navigate to the boot sequence, if
the CD-ROM drive is not first line, set it first in the boot sequence. Save
your settings and exit with the XP CD in the drive. The system will reboot.

When the system boots, a few screens into the process you may see a message
instructing you
to hit any key in order to boot from the CD along with a countdown. When
you see this be sure to
hit a key on the keyboard, if you miss this instruction and the system fails
to boot from the CD, it's too
late, you'll need to reboot and try again.

Once you have pressed a key, setup should begin. You will see a reference
asking if you need to load special drivers and another notice that if you
wish to begin the ASR (Automatic Recovery Console) depress F2. Just let
setup run past all of that. It will continue to load files and drivers.

Then it will bring you to a screen. Eventually, you will come to a screen
with the option to (1) setup Windows or (2) Repair Windows Installation
using the Recovery console. ***The selection you want at this screen is
"Setup Windows,"
NOT "Repair Windows Installation.

The first option, to setup Windows is the one you want and requires you to
press enter. When asked, press F8 to accept the end user agreement. Setup
will then search for previous versions of Windows. Upon finding your
version, it will ask if you wish to Repair your current installation or
install fresh. Press R, that will run a repair installation. From there
on, follow the screens.

Note, in some cases, you won't receive the repair option, only an option to
reinstall. We have discovered that sometimes this is caused by damaged
boot.ini file that can be repaired as follows and also note, in the
instructions, "K" refers to the CD drive in which you have placed the XP CD,
replace that drive letter with the appropriate letter on your system, "K" is
simply an example.

Reboot, this time taking the immediate R option (this is the section I told
you to skip above. In this case, you will need to get to the Recovery
Console to perform the function below), and if the CD letter is say K: give
these commands

COPY K:\i386\ntldr C:
COPY K:\i386\ntdetect.com C:
(two other files needed - just in case)
ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\boot.ini
DEL C:\boot.ini
BootCfg /Rebuild

Once you've completed this function, reboot and see if you can access XP as
sometimes, the problem is the damaged boot.ini. If you still cannot access
XP, then reboot and re-run the repair install instructions at the beginning
of this message.

If you only have a recovery CD, your options are quite limited. You can
either purchase a retail version of XP which will allow you to perform the
above
among other tools and options it has or you can run your system recovery
routine with the Recovery CD which will likely wipe your drive, deleting all
files but will restore your setup to factory fresh condition.


--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"Clarence B" <Clarence B@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:332CAC6D-015E-4AC3-95D8-FD6634E99DA3@microsoft.com...
>I recently reformatted my hard drive and reloaded windows xp, which I had
>on
> there before. After I installed windows, I tried to setup to set up a
> wireless network, using D-Link Wireless 108G. The setup went smooth, and I
> was surfing the internet in no time, but then my computer screen froze. I
> could'nt do anything. So I pushed the reset button and tried again but
> then
> the samething happened. After that it just got worse. Windows would not
> even
> load, it would just freeze half way through loading. Could this be cause
> by
> my wireless net work?
> Please give me your thoughts on my issue.
 
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Yes I do have a firewall and anti-virus protection through Symantec. But you
might be right because when I ran my Adware program , it found some wired
things, but my symantec did not find anything. I just assumed it was my
hardware that was causing all the problems. Thank you for for info, it was
very helpful.
Im just gonna format my hard drive again.

"bxb7668" wrote:

> Do you have a firewall and antivirus app. installed. If not you may
> have become infected. You may be able to start in safe mode and scan
> for virus's and get SpyBot or Ad-Aware to check for spyware.
>
> "Clarence B" <Clarence B@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:332CAC6D-015E-4AC3-95D8-FD6634E99DA3@microsoft.com...
> > I recently reformatted my hard drive and reloaded windows xp, which
> I had on
> > there before. After I installed windows, I tried to setup to set up
> a
> > wireless network, using D-Link Wireless 108G. The setup went smooth,
> and I
> > was surfing the internet in no time, but then my computer screen
> froze. I
> > could'nt do anything. So I pushed the reset button and tried again
> but then
> > the samething happened. After that it just got worse. Windows would
> not even
> > load, it would just freeze half way through loading. Could this be
> cause by
> > my wireless net work?
> > Please give me your thoughts on my issue.
>
>
>