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i dont know what my dad did to his comp but when i turn on the pc it boot and just get a black screen

how do you fix this?

thanks!!!
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Hi realistpnoy...

Try booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key buring bootup. At the Safe Mode options screen, choose the option to start in the "Last known good configuration".

Let us know if you are able to do this...

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ahh its still the same when i choose load last good configuration
and if keep trying press f8 it gets me keyboard error
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Do you have the installation cd or the recovery cd that came with the machine?

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ya and please read my previews topic

http://www.geekstogo...topic=95185&hl=

this is similar to this problem but the only difference is i cant go to windows
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Is this the same computer?
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ya its the same one... im just using my computer to go to this site
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Use the same disk you used last time only this time try to run this REPAIR to your installation of XP. This procedure will not damage or change your current files or settings...it will just repair or replace damaged system files. You will be asked for your Installation CD and may be asked for your product key. Follow the instructions carefully...print them out if you can. Note: This option is not always available on OEM Recovery Cd's.

This may or may not run on your cd...we'll just have to try to find out. Follow the instructions carefully...we do NOT want Recovery Console. This operation should look just like you are reinstalling Windows once it's under way.

Edited by wannabe1, 03 March 2006 - 11:00 PM.

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print them out if you can.


i might use my sisters laptop and ill do this tomorrow

thanks for replyin

Edited by realistpnoy, 04 March 2006 - 01:34 AM.

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it worked but when i installed service pack 2 and restarted it the black screen showed up again...right now im doing the REPAIR again...so is there a way to upgrade to sp2 without showing the black screen or just stay to the original?

Edited by realistpnoy, 04 March 2006 - 08:51 PM.

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Go ahead and do the repair so the machine is running. Don't install SP2 yet...do all the updates you can except that. I know there are some issues involving the SP2 install, but it's going to take me a bit to scrounge them up. Once it's running, you might want to go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions at the top....Especially the Start Here at the top of the page. That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself.

If the programs there find a lot of stuff, go ahead and post a log for them to look at. Mention that SP2 can not be installed yet, but you are working with me to fix that.

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how about the sp1
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and what is the default boot order?
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Yes...install SP1

Boot Order should be:
  • CD-ROM
  • HDD
  • Floppy
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Yes...install SP1

Boot Order should be:

  • CD-ROM
  • HDD
  • Floppy
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if i install sp1 will it have the same problem as sp2?

is that the default setting boot order?

Edited by realistpnoy, 05 March 2006 - 12:24 AM.

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