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As far as your problem goes… I need to tell you I’ve never used either of the tools Alcohol 120% or Daemon Tools. From what i found they seem to cause problems like yours for many people. I can offer my opinion based on the principals behind how I understand XP and its system components work. But it looks like others with experience with these specific tools, drivers, and problem may have a better footing on what might be the best fix.
  1. Backups

    • I certainly understand when the issue comes down to “what can I afford?” but still that’s just one of several questions someone in your spot should be asking themselves. (Remembering, try hard as we may to avoid it some or all the data on the drive may get corrupted.)
    • How much are your disk data files worth to you? It’s value assessed on many variables like: is it imposssible to re-rcreate? Is it possible to re-create but only with extensive labor hours? Any memorabalia? Etc.
    • Note the backup device doesn’t always need be the size of what you’re backing up
    • A 250GB HDD doesn’t mean you must have a 250GB backup device.
    • Note that when looking at a file’s size there’s Size and Size on Disk where size is the actual number of bytes in the file. XP uses fixed size blocks when storing data so files may have some unused data bytes used becuase of the blocking factor. Total bytes when in fixed size blocks is Size On Disk.
      In determing how much space you need for backup always use Size on Disk (the number can be found a few different ways but clicking to see a file or folder’s Properties will tell you both. So, for example, you might need less then 100GB if you use less then 50% of that 250GB (don't forget compression is an option that also reduces total size.)
    • Also, think about files that you really don’t care about as not among the files to get backed up (e.g. have you copied some movies, music and games to the drive and you already have another copy somewhere? Many backup software products let you define exclude and include lists where * wild card can be used to help indicate matching names you are looking for. (NOT FOR YOU NOW BUT MAYBE OTHER TIME: I like to create a backup and non backup partition for my data so my backup software only backups the one and not the other partition. When I download a movie file or similar, or am working with unimportant files they go in the non-backup partition)
    • Or is there bare minimal set of files you want backed up you can think of? (and be assured u'll think of something else once it’s too late). Then do manual copies to a memory stick
    • Bottom line is no guarantee you come out from under this without full or partial loss of data. So just be prepared as best you can afford to be

    Moving on. Here’s a request for additional information. I’m going to ask if you did somethings or I may ask you for more data. Don’t interpret when I ask “if you did something” that it should now become something to run out and do. (Now that the thought is there!)
  2. Serviwin output
    • Run Serviwin after a Safe Boot finishes booting OK. Start Serviwin. Click View->Choose Columns and make sure all column headers are checked. Could you post the Serviwin data for both services and drivers? (After selecting all rows, click File->Save As, enter a filename, and for the filetype option in the pull down list set it for tab delimited .txt output file). You need save twice: one file save for the drivers and another file save for services.
    • Also, would be great, if possible if it happens again, to generate the Serviwin output files after a normal startup actually finishes (if that happened again). But don’t spend lots and lots of time trying to make this happen. I don’t need it that bad.
  3. Daemon Tools and Alcohol.
    • Have you ever installed and / or uninstalled Daemon Tools?
    • What about Alcohol. You must have installed it? Have you tried uninstalling as well? If not, look in ADD/Remove programs. Is Alchohol listed there?
    • What version of Alcohol are you running. (When you click Help->About you get version info.) Do they provide much else info too? Do they offer a Save option, if yes save it all that way. If not, I don’t know what tools you have handy on your PC but you can always (1) Hit Print Screen (upper row, might say Prt Scr or similar) it captures the current image on your monitor and copies it to ClipBoard. (2)you can open Accessories->MS Paint, paste the image into it and save it.
    • Did you only try to delete PfModNT and sptd.sys? (I am assuming all you did was literally just delete that file like using delete key?)
    • Did you you try to Uninstall the driver (vs a delete)
    • Do you recall each of the directories where these both were sitting when u deleted them? Look in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers. Has a copy of sptd.sys reappeared? Also look at the same true for PfModNT?
    • What is the size of each file if they are there? Can you get a version number?

Bootlogs you sent me
I only saw two logs (best way is to open in notepad then search for “Service”)
- One log labeled Service Pack 2 9 18 2007 20:24:39.375 was taken 9/18 at 20:24 looks like a normal startup which ended with hang. The last entry was for FastFat.sys which is the driver for FAT data areas (as would be on FAT formatted disks). I’ll guess the sptd and scsiport drivers have hosed up the FAT data area causing this to hang. There’s also extensive looping in that startup seeming XP had many errors and kept starting over again.
- The second log labeled Service Pack 2 9 18 2007 20:24:39.375 I would guess is a successful boot. Note: One good reason to write down clock time when rebooting as that’s best way to resolve what type boot started when.

Still some more to say.. but no more time to say it in… back later.

 

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Are you sure you have XP?

Computer Manufacturers have not sold new Computer/Laptops with XP for a while

There are refurbished XP ones available.

Windows 7 is the latest Operating System which came out in Oct last year.

XP Forums:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsxp

Above link is to XP Forums.

There is a list of the various XP Forums at above link to help you.

You will get the assistance that you need there.

These are Vista Forums.

Cheers

 


Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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im sure i have xp. it says Microsoft Windows XP with a black backround and blue loading bar. its like nearly 1 year old now. but it gets stuck in that screen. doesnt go to welcome page or anything.

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im sure i have xp. it says Microsoft Windows XP with a black backround and blue loading bar. its like nearly 1 year old now. but it gets stuck in that screen. doesnt go to welcome page or anything.

 

OK.

You are posting your XP questions in the wrong Forums.

Repost your XP questions about it in the correct XP Forums then, read info below:

XP Forums:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsxp

Above link is to XP Forums.

There is a list of the various XP Forums at above link to help you.

You will get the assistance that you need there.

These are Vista Forums.

Cheers


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fix the boot record and do a SFC when it loads up failing that use your win XP disk and reinstall XP it won't delete any of your files, in safe mode go to the event viewer which you can find in control panel and admin tools see if theres any consistant errors or startup errors in there. without being able to get into it i wouldnt know how to diagnose anything other than that.

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Ok how would one fix the Boot record and what is an SFC scan?

 

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Hello Neoplastice,

 

Due to the age of this issue, I would recommend creating a new thread for your questions so that our community members can address your specific issue properly.

 

Best regards,

Matthew_Ha

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Since yesterday my Windows XP install is stuck on the loading screen (XP logo and "progress bar" constantly moving). I waited more than one hour but nothing more happened.

Before this problem occured I didn't install anything new (no driver, no update…), just read some blogs.

What I did :

  • restored to a previous restore point (successfully). No change. I don't know why but I had only one restore point.
  • tried to boot with "last known good configuration". Problem remains.
  • the computer boots in safe mode, so I did that and used msconfig to try different boot modes. Each time I restarted, the problem remained. I even tried the "load almost nothing" option :).
  • edited BIOS config to reset to default values.
  • back in safe mode : installed Ccleaner and Spybot, ran both. Nothing important detected.
  • ran a full system virus scan (antivir)
  • performed chkdsk with all option checked on all my hard drives.

Nothing on that worked so I went one step further :

  • used windows XP install CD to load the Recovery Console.
  • Performed another chkdsk /R
  • performed a fixboot
  • performed a fixmbr (I know it has nothing to do with it as windows started to load, but I was desperate ^^)

Since I did the "fixboot", the safe mode is also stuck (after the list of drivers loaded, it displays a black screen with only a "underscore" blinking and… nothing more happens).

Now I'm there : can't boot in normal mode, can't boot in Safe mode anymore.
Any suggestion is welcome.

Moreover, if someone knows if it's possible to read the windows event log under the recovery console, I'm also interested.

Sours: https://itectec.com/superuser/windows-xp-stuck-on-loading-screen/
Windows XP Loading Screen

Stuck on Windows XP Logo Boot Screen

Running the diagnostic with what tool?

Anyway, here is my rig:

Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 920 CPU @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs) Memory: 3070MB RAM Hard Drive: 750 GB Total Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Monitor: CHIMEI CMV 938D Monitor Sound Card: Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Speakers/Headphones: Logitech R-20 Speakers | Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset Keyboard: QPC PerfiTouch KC-300 Multimedia Keyboard (Model QPCK2032) Mouse: Logitech G9 Laser Mouse Mouse Surface: Razer eXactMat (Control side) Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3 Motherboard: GIGABYTE Motherboard (Model GA-8VM800PMD-775-RH) Computer Case: Coolermaster Elite 330/331
Copied from my Xfire Profile. It's up-to-date, but because of Repair not working and reverting it back to SP2, it's now SP2.


As I said before, I did a SpinRite Level 4 check on my computer. Does that counts as a diagnostic? It took pretty long, 9 hour check.

Well it's one good virus if it got through Outpost Firewall, NOD32 Antivirus, SUPERAntiSpyware and WinPatrol Plus 2009. In that case, what is the wisest course of action to do? Scan my system for a virus?

EDIT: Also, can you come on BC's IRC? I prefer to solve my problems real-time, not in a post. No pressure, but I just really prefer it.

Edited by Seacow, 14 September 2009 - 05:17 PM.

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Windows XP stuck on loading screen

Since yesterday my Windows XP install is stuck on the loading screen (XP logo and "progress bar" constantly moving). I waited more than one hour but nothing more happened.

Before this problem occured I didn't install anything new (no driver, no update...), just read some blogs.

What I did :

  • restored to a previous restore point (successfully). No change. I don't know why but I had only one restore point.
  • tried to boot with "last known good configuration". Problem remains.
  • the computer boots in safe mode, so I did that and used msconfig to try different boot modes. Each time I restarted, the problem remained. I even tried the "load almost nothing" option :).
  • edited BIOS config to reset to default values.
  • back in safe mode : installed Ccleaner and Spybot, ran both. Nothing important detected.
  • ran a full system virus scan (antivir)
  • performed chkdsk with all option checked on all my hard drives.

Nothing on that worked so I went one step further :

  • used windows XP install CD to load the Recovery Console.
  • Performed another chkdsk /R
  • performed a fixboot
  • performed a fixmbr (I know it has nothing to do with it as windows started to load, but I was desperate ^^)

Since I did the "fixboot", the safe mode is also stuck (after the list of drivers loaded, it displays a black screen with only a "underscore" blinking and... nothing more happens).

Now I'm there : can't boot in normal mode, can't boot in Safe mode anymore. Any suggestion is welcome.

Moreover, if someone knows if it's possible to read the windows event log under the recovery console, I'm also interested.

Sours: https://superuser.com/questions/48903/windows-xp-stuck-on-loading-screen
Windows XP stuck on loading screen (6 Solutions!!)

10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot

When your computer hardware appears to power up okay, but the Windows XP operating system won't boot properly, you have to begin a troubleshooting expedition that includes getting into the operating system, determining the problem, and then fixing it. To help you get started on this expedition, here are 10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot.

This blog post is available in PDF format as a TechRepublic Download. This entry was originally published as an article on January 26, 2006.

#1: Use a Windows startup disk

One of the first things you should reach for when troubleshooting a Windows XP boot problem is a Windows startup disk. This floppy disk can come in handy if the problem is being caused when either the startup record for the active partition or the files that the operating system uses to start Windows have become corrupted.

To create a Windows startup disk, insert a floppy disk into the drive of a similarly configured, working Windows XP system, launch My Computer, right-click the floppy disk icon, and select the Format command from the context menu. When you see the Format dialog box, leave all the default settings as they are and click the Start button. Once the format operation is complete, close the Format dialog box to return to My Computer, double-click the drive C icon to access the root directory, and copy the following three files to the floppy disk:

  • Boot.ini
  • NTLDR
  • Ntdetect.com

After you create the Windows startup disk, insert it into the floppy drive on the afflicted system and press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to reboot the computer. When you boot from the Windows startup disk, the computer will bypass the active partition and boot files on the hard disk and attempt to start Windows XP normally.

#2: Use Last Known Good Configuration

You can also try to boot the operating system with the Last Known Good Configuration feature. This feature will allow you to undo any changes that caused problems in the CurrentControlSet registry key, which defines hardware and driver settings. The Last Known Good Configuration feature replaces the contents of the CurrentControlSet registry key with a backup copy that was last used to successfully start up the operating system.

To use the Last Known Good Configuration feature, first restart the computer by pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced Options menu. Select the Last Known Good Configuration item from the menu and press [Enter].

Keep in mind that you get only one shot with the Last Known Good Configuration feature. In other words, if it fails to revive your Windows XP on the first attempt, the backup copy is also corrupt.

#3: Use System Restore

Another tool that might be helpful when Windows XP won't boot is System Restore. System Restore runs in the background as a service and continually monitors system-critical components for changes. When it detects an impending change, System Restore immediately makes backup copies, called restore points, of these critical components before the change occurs. In addition, System Restore is configured by default to create restore points every 24 hours.

To use System Restore, first restart the computer by pressing [Ctrl][Alt][Delete]. When you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced Options menu. Now, select the Safe Mode item from the menu and press [Enter].

Once Windows XP boots into Safe mode, click the Start button, access the All Programs | Accessories | System Tools menu, and select System Restore. Because you're running in Safe mode, the only option on the opening screen of the System Restore wizard is Restore My Computer To An Earlier Time, and it's selected by default, so just click Next. Then, follow along with the wizard to select a restore point and begin the restoration procedure.

#4: Use Recovery Console

When a Windows XP boot problem is severe, you'll need to use a more drastic approach. The Windows XP CD is bootable and will provide you with access to a tool called Recovery Console.

To boot from the Windows XP CD, insert it into the CD-ROM drive on the problem system and press [Ctrl][Alt][Delete] to reboot the computer. Once the system begins booting from the CD, simply follow the prompts that will allow the loading of the basic files needed to run Setup. When you see the Welcome To Setup screen, shown in Figure A, press R to start the Recovery Console.

Figure A

Recovery console
You'll then see a Recovery Console menu, like the one shown in Figure B. It displays the folder containing the operating system's files and prompts you to choose the operating system you want to log on to. Just press the menu number on the keyboard, and you'll be prompted to enter the Administrator's password. You'll then find yourself at the main Recovery Console prompt.

Figure B

Choose your OS

#5: Fix a corrupt Boot.ini

As the Windows XP operating system begins to load, the Ntldr program refers to the Boot.ini file to determine where the operating system files reside and which options to enable as the operating system continues to load. So if there's a problem rooted in the Boot.ini file, it can render Windows XP incapable of booting correctly.

If you suspect that Windows XP won't boot because Boot.ini has been corrupted, you can use the special Recovery Console version of the Bootcfg tool to fix it. Of course, you must first boot the system with the Windows XP CD and access the Recovery Console as described in #4.

To use the Bootcfg tool, from the Recovery Console command prompt, type

Bootcfg /parameter

Where /parameter is one of these required parameters:

  • /Add--Scans the disk for all Windows installations and allows you to add any new ones to the Boot.ini file.
  • /Scan--Scans the disk for all Windows installations.
  • /List--Lists each entry in the Boot.ini file.
  • /Default--Sets the default operating system as the main boot entry.
  • /Rebuild--Completely re-creates the Boot.ini file. The user must confirm each step.
  • /Redirect--Allows the boot operation to be redirected to a specific port when using the Headless Administration feature. The Redirect parameter takes two parameters of its own, [Port Baudrate ] | [UseBiosSettings].
  • /Disableredirect--Disables the redirection.

#6: Fix a corrupt partition boot sector

The partition boot sector is a small section of the hard disk partition that contains information about the operating system's file system (NTFS or FAT32), as well as a very small machine language program that is crucial in assisting the operating system as it loads.

If you suspect that Windows XP won't boot because the partition boot sector has been corrupted, you can use a special Recovery Console tool called Fixboot to fix it. Start by booting the system with the Windows XP CD and accessing the Recovery Console as described in #4.

To use the Fixboot tool, from the Recovery Console command prompt, type

Fixboot [drive]:

Where [drive] is the letter of the drive to which you want to write a new partition boot sector.

#7: Fix a corrupt master boot record

The master boot record occupies the first sector on the hard disk and is responsible for initiating the Windows boot procedure. The master boot record contains the partition table for the disk as well as a small program called the master boot code, which is responsible for locating the active, or bootable, partition, in the partition table. Once this occurs, the partition boot sector takes over and begins loading Windows. If the master boot record is corrupt, the partition boot sector can't do its job and Windows won't boot.

If you suspect Windows XP won't boot because the master boot record has been corrupted, you can use the Recovery Console tool Fixmbr to fix it. First, boot the system with the Windows XP CD and access the Recovery Console as described in #4.

To use the Fixmbr tool, from the Recovery Console command prompt, type

Fixmbr [device_name]

Where [device_name] is the device pathname of the drive to which you want to write a new master boot record. For example, the device pathname format for a standard bootable drive C configuration would look like this:

DeviceHardDisk0

#8: Disable automatic restart

When Windows XP encounters a fatal error, the default setting for handling such an error is to automatically reboot the system. If the error occurs while Windows XP is booting, the operating system will become stuck in a reboot cycle--rebooting over and over instead of starting up normally. In that case, you'll need to disable the option for automatically restarting on system failure.

When Windows XP begins to boot up and you see the message Please select the operating system to start or hear the single beep, press [F8] to display the Windows Advanced Options Menu. Then, select the Disable The Automatic Restart On System Failure item and press [Enter]. Now, Windows XP will hang up when it encounters the error and with any luck, it will display a stop message you can use to diagnose the problem.

#9: Restore from a backup

If you can't seem to repair a Windows XP system that won't boot and you have a recent backup, you can restore the system from the backup media. The method you use to restore the system will depend on what backup utility you used, so you'll need to follow the utility's instructions on how to perform a restore operation.

#10: Perform an in-place upgrade

If you can't repair a Windows XP system that won't boot and you don't have a recent backup, you can perform an in-place upgrade. Doing so reinstalls the operating system into the same folder, just as if you were upgrading from one version of Windows to another. An in-place upgrade will usually solve most, if not all, Windows boot problems.

Performing a Windows XP in-place upgrade is pretty straightforward. To begin, insert the Windows XP CD into the drive, restart your system, and boot from the CD. Once the initial preparation is complete, you'll see the Windows XP Setup screen (shown earlier in Figure A). Press [Enter] to launch the Windows XP Setup procedure. In a moment, you'll see the License Agreement page and will need to press [F8] to acknowledge that you agree. Setup will then search the hard disk looking for a previous installation of Windows XP. When it finds the previous installation, you'll see a second Windows XP Setup screen, as shown in Figure C.

Figure C

In-place upgrade

This screen will prompt you to press R to repair the selected installation or to press [Esc] to install a fresh copy of Windows XP. In this case, initiating a repair operation is synonymous with performing an in-place upgrade, so you'll need to press R. When you do so, Setup will examine the disk drives in the system. It will then begin performing the in-place upgrade.

Keep in mind that after you perform an in-place upgrade or repair installation, you must reinstall all updates to Windows.

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