XP freeze while loading

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  1. MZ2215

    MZ2215 Yep

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    my buddy has a new dell (2.5ghz, 512 ram, 80gig hd) when it loads windows it will show the usual McAffee loading stuff, then his instant messenger pops up, and as soon as the window pops up for IM (the dumb aol one that always pops up when you sign on) the computer freezes. pulling up the task manager doesn't do anything for it, just stays froze. Sometimes it loads fine, but probably 75% of the time it freezes and you have to manually restart.

    Any ideas of what might be wrong?
     
  2. SlickStick

    SlickStick New Member

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    not sure...Once you get it working I say tell any unnecessary programs NOT to bootup at startup and see what you come up with them. Maybe he has a program trying to bootup that he uninstalled correctly? Shot in the dark.

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