PC hanging on boot up

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  1. Doubleyoujay

    Doubleyoujay Registered Member

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    Any help or suggestions please. PC is hanging on boot up. Blue screen. On reset PC boots up correctly. Thanks
     
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    Just for reference what is your O/S please?



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  3. Doubleyoujay

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    Can you give more details
    - what has been changed?
    - have you tried last known good
    - have you tried safe mode

    What is the stop error?
     
  5. Doubleyoujay

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    Problem initially started last week when the PC wouldnt boot up first time. I had to reset it to start it correctly. Tried Restore but restore wont work as well now. Get an error to do with smc.exe. Tried various ways of fixing it but as I said earlier it now hangs on starting. Tried uninstalling a couple of programmes that I have recently installed but problem still here.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Is your smc.exe part of Sygate firewall? Do you use two firewalls?
    Could you try to remember what happened the first time it would not boot?
    Accuracy is critical in trying to solve these kinds of problems.
    Mrk
     
  7. starfish_001

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    What is the stop error? Can you get into safe mode?
     
  8. Doubleyoujay

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    I am running Sygate Firewall Pro alone. The first time the problem cropped up was when it just gave a blue screen on start up. When I reset it it booted up correctly. I am not too sure about Safe mode. Think it may be above my comprehension of Pcs
     
  9. Doubleyoujay

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    The error says the VNC server failed to start due to the following error. The system cannot find the path specified. Does this give any ideas? Thank you.
     
  10. starfish_001

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    Yes - not sure why VNC would cause this problem

    Reboot the pc when the screen with the menu with with xp home comes up - white text back background - about 10-30 seconds after power on

    press f8
    select safemode
    Should boot up slowly -


    go to the start button in safe mode and choose run - type msconfig - look at the startup entries - remove vnc from the startup group

    If is is a service you could disable from this tool as well

    or just unistall VNC - VNC is a remote admin tool you can always reinstall.
     
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