XP - "Load Last known working Configuration".

JokerFMJ2

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Hey, all. I have sort of a weird problem here that i'm hoping ya'll can help me with. Here's a little background on it:

I installed MemTest86 and Motherboard Monitor as I was planning on overclocking some time in the future. I decided to uninstall them, why, I don't know, I just do things like that sometimes. =D

Anyway... After I uninstalled those programs I checked to make sure nothing was going to run at startup (through a program called Startup that i'm sure ya'll are familiar with).

After that I decided to turn my computer off for a few hours as I don't reboot often and hadn't rebooted in about 2 weeks. When I went back to turn it on, it seemed to load up like normal but after the "Windows XP" loading screen it just went blank.

Normally it goes blank for a second, then my mouse cursor appears, then my desktop appears. Well my mouse cursor never appeared, nor did my desktop.

Restoring the system to a day earlier didn't work in fixing the problem. The only way I can get the system to boot is by selecting the "Boot from last known working configuration."

I really don't know what's going on, does anyone have any ideas of what I should check?

Thanks.

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Don't know what the heck happened... I ran HijackThis, clicked off two or three things that didn't need to be there and now it loads up fine. Sorry for the useless post. :)
 

sturm

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I have the same thing sometimes.
Even after booting with last known and shutting down it still doesnt boot correctly?
Take a look at msconfig, start->programs->startup folder and clean out anything you dont want.
Also might run a registry cleaner. I use regseeker. Free and never had a problem with it.
If all those fail you might try reinstalling the programs you uninstalled one at a time to see if that fixes the problem. If it does then do an uninstall of each with a reboot inbetween to see if that helps.
 

JokerFMJ2

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Don't know what the heck happened... I ran HijackThis, clicked off two or three things that didn't need to be there and now it loads up fine. Sorry for the useless post.
 

sturm

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Its not useless. You found something that solved your problem. If you would, you might post back what it was you unchecked incase someone else has a problem similar to yours.
 

JokerFMJ2

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Honestly, I don't remember what it was that I unchecked. Genereally I run HijackThis and clear out everything I don't use consistantly (Such as BHO's and Extra Buttons and stuff like that).

I guess one of them was just messing it up, but honestly, I'm not sure which it was that solved the problem.