Windows XP Boots up to a black screen? PROBLEM!

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    So the computer I'm working on I restarted it and it goes through post and then to windows start up screen then black screen with my mouse on it. It's not froze because I can move the mouse all around.

    Anyone have the fix without formatting?
     
  2. Limp_Brisket

    Limp_Brisket New Member

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    can you boot up into safe mode?

    press f8 i think during the boot process to get the safe mode menu.
     
  3. DigiCrime

    DigiCrime If Only!

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    Can you bring up the task manager? Control-Alt-Del see if it comes up, at the top hit file~>new task~> type explorer and hit enter

    If not try safe mode and look in the event log and see what is in there
     
  4. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    It does the same thing in safe mode and control alt del doesn't work.
     
  5. cmsurfer

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    I've seen plenty of hits on google regarding this. I think most things point to a corruption. Do have a windows CD to do a repair?
     
  6. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    This, you can put the install disk in a choose "repair" installation.
     
  7. Fase

    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    Format.
     

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