intermittent boot problem



Roy Colson
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
When I boot or restart my computer, a Dell 2350, running XP SP2 it will not
make it to the Welcome Screen. Instead I get a black and white page that
says something about the last good configuration I then press ENTER and it
will reboot normally.

What I have noticed the little blue boxes that move from left to right
during boot up do not flow smoothly but seem to stall when this happens.

This does not happen very often and otherwise every thing else is normal.

I have checked for viruses, adware and spyware and to the best of my
knowledge the machine is clean.

What I am most concerned about could this be an indication of a hard drive
failure. Belarc Advisor shows the HD to be healthy.

Any advice as to what is going on would be appreciated.

Roy

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 02:03 AM
Roy, more likely a Power Supply getting Flaky. Try using Motherboard
Monitor. It gives a readout of your important PS
voltages. 3.3, 5 and 12v. http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311


"Roy Colson" <roycolsonNOSPAM@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> When I boot or restart my computer, a Dell 2350, running XP SP2 it will
> not make it to the Welcome Screen. Instead I get a black and white page
> that says something about the last good configuration I then press ENTER
> and it will reboot normally.
>
> What I have noticed the little blue boxes that move from left to right
> during boot up do not flow smoothly but seem to stall when this happens.
>
> This does not happen very often and otherwise every thing else is normal.
>
> I have checked for viruses, adware and spyware and to the best of my
> knowledge the machine is clean.
>
> What I am most concerned about could this be an indication of a hard drive
> failure. Belarc Advisor shows the HD to be healthy.
>
> Any advice as to what is going on would be appreciated.
>
> Roy
>
>
>
>
>


intermittent boot problem