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How to diagnose a freeze on startup in Windows XP?

How to diagnose a freeze on startup in Windows XP?

My XP box usually boots OK, but occasionally freezes partway through the startup process. When it's frozen, the mouse cursor works but there's no response to input, and the only fix is to hard reboot. If the machine makes it all the way up, it works fine after that. Presumably one of the startup tasks fails intermittently, or deadlocks with another startup task, but I don't know which one(s) are the culprits.

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bert [Entry]

"Check the Event Log as suggested, then if that does not help, try selectively disabling startup options with MSConfig or another tool also as suggested (Autoruns is great for this).

If all else fails, you can configure and use this method to manually force a BSOD to dump the memory to investigate and find out what the heck is hanging your system (*now with great video to help!*)."