XP Home and networking issue - suggestions ?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Waylon Smithers, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Head scratching time, any suggestions ? (apart from using a different
    shampoo).

    Laptop running XP Home.

    Ran add networking wizard (ok) , and machine re-booted. Now hangs on boot.
    Will boot in safe mode, safe mode with networking, but not normal mode.
    Simply hangs on the XP Home screen and hte very annoying scrolling green
    bar.

    So we ran safe mode, and did a system restore to the morning daily restore
    point. Rebooted. Hangs on boot, but boots ok on safe mode. So now the laptop
    will only boot in safe mode regardless.

    All of this from just a networking wizard for two laptops running XP.

    Sigh...

    I wondered if somehow the display drivers got screwed (or perhaps Venus is
    in alignment with Mars ?).

    Does anyone have any helpful suggestions ?

    ~!@#$%^&*()_+

    Millhouse : "We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended in tragedy."
     
    Waylon Smithers, Jul 22, 2004
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  2. Waylon Smithers wrote:
    > Does anyone have any helpful suggestions ?


    install linux </pathetic friday humour>
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Jul 22, 2004
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  3. Waylon Smithers

    cowboyz Guest

    Waylon Smithers wrote:
    > Head scratching time, any suggestions ? (apart from using a different
    > shampoo).
    >
    > Laptop running XP Home.
    >
    > Ran add networking wizard (ok) , and machine re-booted. Now hangs on
    > boot. Will boot in safe mode, safe mode with networking, but not
    > normal mode. Simply hangs on the XP Home screen and hte very annoying
    > scrolling green bar.
    >
    > So we ran safe mode, and did a system restore to the morning daily
    > restore point. Rebooted. Hangs on boot, but boots ok on safe mode. So
    > now the laptop will only boot in safe mode regardless.
    >
    > All of this from just a networking wizard for two laptops running XP.
    >
    > Sigh...
    >
    > I wondered if somehow the display drivers got screwed (or perhaps
    > Venus is in alignment with Mars ?).
    >
    > Does anyone have any helpful suggestions ?
    >
    > ~!@#$%^&*()_+
    >
    > Millhouse : "We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended in
    > tragedy."


    I never liked the network setup wizard. try setting IP manually and do the
    praying thing.
     
    cowboyz, Jul 22, 2004
    #3
  4. Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:
    > Waylon Smithers wrote:
    >> Does anyone have any helpful suggestions ?

    >
    > install linux </pathetic friday humour>


    <insert linux dictionary command>

    helpful suggestions

    <end>

    :)
     
    Waylon Smithers, Jul 22, 2004
    #4
  5. > I never liked the network setup wizard. try setting IP manually and
    > do the praying thing.


    It's not so much the networking wizard (who's weird anyway) but the problem
    seems to be more to do with the fact the the laptop will not boot in normal
    mode now , even with a rollback. WIll boot only in safe mode, or safe mode
    with networking. And this has only happened since the networking wizard ran
    and rebooted the laptop.

    Thud thud thud.

    Thank god it's Friday anyway - a drink will cure all !

    ~!@#$%^&*()_+

    Millhouse : "We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended in tragedy."
     
    Waylon Smithers, Jul 22, 2004
    #5
  6. Waylon Smithers

    Patrick Bold Guest

    "Waylon Smithers" <.> wrote in
    message news:cdpghb$7k4$...
    > > I never liked the network setup wizard. try setting IP manually and
    > > do the praying thing.

    >
    > It's not so much the networking wizard (who's weird anyway) but the

    problem
    > seems to be more to do with the fact the the laptop will not boot in

    normal
    > mode now , even with a rollback. WIll boot only in safe mode, or safe

    mode
    > with networking. And this has only happened since the networking

    wizard ran
    > and rebooted the laptop.
    >


    Will the machine boot normally now if you're NOT connected to the
    network? If so, then try uninstalling and re-installing your NIC --
    could be a corrupted driver, with XP defaulting to a known good driver
    in safe mode. If you can't boot normally no matter what, I'd try the
    "Last Known Good Configuration" option on boot, or else an older restore
    point, if there's one available.
     
    Patrick Bold, Jul 23, 2004
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  7. Waylon Smithers

    John Guest

    On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:37:49 +1200, "Waylon Smithers"
    <.> wrote:
    Check the event log
    Check Devices, disable any network cards or devices not working
    properly
     
    John, Jul 23, 2004
    #7
  8. Waylon Smithers

    a Guest

    In article <cdpc33$55n$>,
    . says...
    > Head scratching time, any suggestions ? (apart from using a different
    > shampoo).
    >
    > Laptop running XP Home.
    >
    > Ran add networking wizard (ok) , and machine re-booted. Now hangs on boot.
    > Will boot in safe mode, safe mode with networking, but not normal mode.
    > Simply hangs on the XP Home screen and hte very annoying scrolling green
    > bar.
    >
    > So we ran safe mode, and did a system restore to the morning daily restore
    > point. Rebooted. Hangs on boot, but boots ok on safe mode. So now the laptop
    > will only boot in safe mode regardless.
    >
    > All of this from just a networking wizard for two laptops running XP.
    >
    > Sigh...
    >
    > I wondered if somehow the display drivers got screwed (or perhaps Venus is
    > in alignment with Mars ?).
    >
    > Does anyone have any helpful suggestions ?
    >
    > ~!@#$%^&*()_+
    >
    > Millhouse : "We started out like Romeo and Juliet but it ended in tragedy."
    >
    >
    >

    You probably want to take a look at the Event log and Services that are
    loading. Under Administrative tools..
     
    a, Jul 23, 2004
    #8
  9. Waylon Smithers

    Enkidu Guest

    On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:37:49 +1200, "Waylon Smithers"
    <.> wrote:
    >
    >So we ran safe mode, and did a system restore to the morning daily restore
    >point. Rebooted. Hangs on boot, but boots ok on safe mode. So now the laptop
    >will only boot in safe mode regardless.
    >

    I find that people are too impatient. Leave it a little bit longer,
    say two days, before deciding that it has hung.

    Cheers,

    Cliff
     
    Enkidu, Jul 23, 2004
    #9
  10. Waylon Smithers

    Enkidu Guest

    On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 10:53:36 +1200, "Waylon Smithers"
    <.> wrote:

    >> I never liked the network setup wizard. try setting IP manually and
    >> do the praying thing.

    >
    >It's not so much the networking wizard (who's weird anyway) but the problem
    >seems to be more to do with the fact the the laptop will not boot in normal
    >mode now , even with a rollback. WIll boot only in safe mode, or safe mode
    >with networking. And this has only happened since the networking wizard ran
    >and rebooted the laptop.
    >

    Try disabling the network connection in safe mode.

    Cheers,

    Cliff
     
    Enkidu, Jul 23, 2004
    #10
  11. > I find that people are too impatient. Leave it a little bit longer,
    > say two days, before deciding that it has hung.


    Ha ha, laughed aloud reading this one !
     
    Waylon Smithers, Jul 23, 2004
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