Windows XP is hanging on Restarts since installing MS Patches.

Windows XP is hanging on Restarts since installing MS Patches.

Post by SR » Tue, 21 Oct 2003 03:46:29


Can anyone please help me with this one?,

Yesterday I rebuilt my Windows XP Home from scratch using the hidden
partition on my Packard ell desktop PC.

Among the reasons for this were that, when a piece of software was
installed, and a reboot required, then the PC would hang during the Restart
process. Even, to the extent that if I just did a Start>Turn Off
Computer>Restart, then the PC would shut down and hang - the only thing I
could do was to pull out the power lead, plug it back in and start up the PC
again. As a rule, the lights stay on but the monitor shuts itself off.

However, following the rebuild, everything seemed OK. I downloaded and
installed the XP Service Pack 1 (Express) - and no problem. I tested the
restart with and without reinstalling my software and no problem
until.......................................

This afternoon, the Automatic update downloaded pile of further patches.
These were installed and guess what happened when I was forced to Restart
the PC? Yes, it hung again.

Now, if I do a Start>Turn Off Computer>Restart the I am back the square one
with the *** problem and I am sure that having to unplug the power
supply each time doesn't do my PC much good.

Can anyone please help?

Many thanks.