Can anyone help? Crashing On Start-up: XP SP1

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Not sure if anyone can help, but I'm running XP SP1 - just after the welcome screen, as my desktop appears, it freezes.

i can only work in safe mode. i tried restoring my system, i can't download sp2; i'm getting the error number 0x8007043C.

i ran pestpatrol, avg 6, purged my temp. files, and cookies, but nothing has helped.

can anyone help? it would be much appreciated...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try to disable all items at start up.

run -> msconfig .. Uncheck all unneeded programs.
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Follow the instructions given by TDP in this post:

http://www.mcse.ms/archive55-2004-8-1012971.html

That should fix it for you.

If it doesn't try disabling automatic Windows Updates.
Also check your clock and make sure it is the current date and time.
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thanks guys, i'll give it a shot.

having some success with the system configurator. i know the faulty process is one of the system services.

thanks...
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You're probably on track. This error appears to be associated with Windows Update. Windows update if you are set to automatically obtain updates, is going to run at startup. That's why I posted the link above. Those services mentioned there are necessary for Windows update.

I also mentioned the clock thing because if your system clock is way off, I have seen that cause problems and errors with Windows update as well.
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Got it. It was cpuidle.exe. That bastard. Took me practically all day.

Thank you for all your help...

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