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Win XP Professional boots but does not respond - after a reboot works fine

ms2000 1,312 32 February 7, 2016 at 01:04 PM
It was built in 2011 with AMD dual core on a ASUS mobo.

I use less nowadays since I am on my laptop.

Lately I am noticing that it boots but does not respond - I press power button and shuts down - reboot again, it works. Sometimes I needed to redo this once more before it starts to responds.

I could do system restore but due to non-regular use, it is hard to figure when the issue started. I used to take it out yearly and dust it out but haven't done it for a while either. I do know my partitions are filling up but do not think it is critical at this stage.

I have Kasp IS installed and also ran Malware. No improvement

Update:
OS is on SSD
Rest is on regular HD

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I don't have an answer for you sadly, but I do have some information I am finding a lot of people didn't know.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help
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I don't have an answer for you sadly, but I do have some information I am finding a lot of people didn't know.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-u...pport-help
Indeed.

Try Spinrite [grc.com].
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Indeed.

Try Spinrite [grc.com].
Is that the solution to every pc ailment? Buy 89 dollar software? At that price point op could buy a new drive (which will have to be done anyway if its a drive issue, spinrite will not magically repair a failing hard drive), though that is likely not even the issue.
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Is that the solution to every pc ailment? Buy 89 dollar software? At that price point op could buy a new drive (which will have to be done anyway if its a drive issue, spinrite will not magically repair a failing hard drive), though that is likely not even the issue.
OS is on SSD
Rest is on regular HD

Does it explain that I can not even open the explorer - get the start menu to come up - all is stored on SSD
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Seriously, if it is a 2011 machine with an SSD, then it is time to copy your data files and burn Win 7 on it and get rid of XP. Never ceases to amaze me how many people would continue down this path of non-supported OS and no Trim command with an SSD rather than just upgrade the OS on the cheap.
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Seriously, if it is a 2011 machine with an SSD, then it is time to copy your data files and burn Win 7 on it and get rid of XP. Never ceases to amaze me how many people would continue down this path of non-supported OS and no Trim command with an SSD rather than just upgrade the OS on the cheap.
If I am going that path, what is the best OS?

Win7, Win 10, Ubuntu (with XP on VM) .... anything else?
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If I am going that path, what is the best OS?

Win7, Win 10, Ubuntu (with XP on VM) .... anything else?
Go with win 10, since you seem like the type of person that doesn't upgrade too often.
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If I am going that path, what is the best OS?

Win7, Win 10, Ubuntu (with XP on VM) .... anything else?
Go with Ubuntu, since you seem like the type of person that doesn't upgrade too often.
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Is that the solution to every pc ailment? Buy 89 dollar software? At that price point op could buy a new drive (which will have to be done anyway if its a drive issue, spinrite will not magically repair a failing hard drive), though that is likely not even the issue.
Yes it is true that Spinrite can't fix everything but it is also true that Spinrite won't hurt anything if the drive is healthy. For SSD's there are specific instructions for using Spinrite so as to not add wear to the read/write history. Scanning an SSD is nearly instantaneous even if there are errors on the drive.

As I have said before if you buy Spinrite and it does not cure your troubles you can and will get a refund for the purchase price no questions asked, just ask for it.

It is completely possible even reasonable for some people to have a WinXP or even a Win98 computer that never connects to the internet, I have one that has a scanner attached that Win7/Win10 does not support. Would you have someone throw away a perfectly usable $100.00 scanner and the software it comes with?

I know a guy that is a total gamer, he has a Win95 PC for his retro games.
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+1 for SR in general..... saved my butt a few times..... but can't say if it will help OP's problem.
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If I am going that path, what is the best OS?

Win7, Win 10, Ubuntu (with XP on VM) .... anything else?

Win7 or Win 10 depending on which you can get cheaper imo. Unless you have a touch laptop, WIn 10 buys you very little so I would imagine it is cheaper to buy a Win 7 license on Ebay or wherever (especially since you likely can upgrade for free anyway) than pay retail for WIn10.
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Thanks guys - I repped

I also have another HP Win XP MCE in new condition connected to my TV
Being MCE, it came with remote etc - it works fine but does not get booted regularly.

It has all my photos and videos - what is the upgrade strategy?
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Thanks guys - I repped

I also have another HP Win XP MCE in new condition connected to my TV
Being MCE, it came with remote etc - it works fine but does not get booted regularly.

It has all my photos and videos - what is the upgrade strategy?
1st create verified backups then you can think about upgrading.
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1st create verified backups then you can think about upgrading.
Is it rocket science?

I have several USB HDs - I just hook it up and copy them all.
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