XP locks up after boot

Posted: 01-19-2009, 04:53 PM
I have a 3-4 year old Sony Vaio laptop loaded with XP. It's worked fine until
the other day when I notice my eSet protection software had expired. I
downloaded McAfee through my ATT ISP since it's free. Since then I have not
gotten the Vaio to work. The machine is locking as soon as it completes
booting up. What can I do?

XP locks up after boot


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Samiam
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RE: XP locks up after boot
Posted: 01-19-2009, 05:18 PM


"Motownmike" wrote:
> I have a 3-4 year old Sony Vaio laptop loaded with XP. It's worked fine until
> the other day when I notice my eSet protection software had expired. I
> downloaded McAfee through my ATT ISP since it's free. Since then I have not
> gotten the Vaio to work. The machine is locking as soon as it completes
> booting up. What can I do?
I would start by rebooting into safe mode as it sounds like you're having a
problem with a startup driver here. Use the following link to help you out:

http://netsecurity.about.com/cs/wind...t_safemode.htm

-Sam-
Ron Badour
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Re: XP locks up after boot
Posted: 01-19-2009, 05:29 PM
How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=316434

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"Motownmike" <Motownmike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 3-4 year old Sony Vaio laptop loaded with XP. It's worked fine
>until
> the other day when I notice my eSet protection software had expired. I
> downloaded McAfee through my ATT ISP since it's free. Since then I have
> not
> gotten the Vaio to work. The machine is locking as soon as it completes
> booting up. What can I do?

HeyBub
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Re: XP locks up after boot
Posted: 01-19-2009, 08:51 PM
Motownmike wrote:
> I have a 3-4 year old Sony Vaio laptop loaded with XP. It's worked
> fine until the other day when I notice my eSet protection software
> had expired. I downloaded McAfee through my ATT ISP since it's free.
> Since then I have not gotten the Vaio to work. The machine is locking
> as soon as it completes booting up. What can I do?
McAfee may be "free," but so is AVG, AVAST, and any number of other, better,
virus protection schemes.

And they won't lock up your computer.


 
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