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Hi can anyone help me out with my computer? its starts to load normally then the screen goes black and stay idle..if i boot in safe mode with or without networking it goes to the black screen aswell...iv tried to reboot from xp installation cd and setup xp but it freezes wen it searches for windows versions already installed..

Also i wish to try and repair it using the installation cd but am confused about the enter number and so forward...also if i cud somehow do this by keeping my data would be highly appreciated

Thanks
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Repair would retain the data, you need the XP product key, where are you getting stuck?

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need the XP product key to complete this

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Hi Keith thanks for the reply,

Iv followed the link for the repair xp and can say that i have done the exact step. Although to answer your question on where i got stuck:

when Windows Setup finds existing Windows XP installations, my computer freezes...and im not able to carry out the repair....im pretty sure it freezes bcoz i left to for and hour or so and it still didnt find it..
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Try here

http://support.micro...kb/314503/en-us

When you try to start Microsoft Windows XP, the computer may appear to stop responding (hang) with an empty, black screen immediately after the power-on self test (POST) is complete and before the Windows XP logo typically appears on the screen.
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Ok i do not seem to understand the following step from the link that you posted...how do i actually create the boot.ini file and how would i find out the exact value config for my computer? sorry if this is an easy thing to do


'3. Create a Boot.ini file (or copy one from a computer that is running Windows XP), and then modify it to match the computer that you are trying to access. The following example works for a single-partition IDE drive with Windows XP installed in the \Windows folder, but the exact value in the [operating systems] section depends on the configuration of the Windows XP computer that you are trying to access: [boot loader]
timeout=30
Default= multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows

[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows="Windows XP"

If your computer boots from a SCSI hard drive, you may need to replace the multi(0) entry with scsi(0). If you are using scsi(x) in the Boot.ini file, copy the correct device driver for the SCSI controller in use on the computer to the root of the Setup disk, and then rename it Ntbootdd.sys. Change the disk(0) number to represent the SCSI-ID of the hard drive you want to boot to. If you are using multi(x) in the Boot.ini file, you do not need to do this.
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Does this help?

http://zircon.mcli.d...&-Modify-Bo.doc
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Yes thanks, iv made the boot disk and now will try it on my computer
thanks keith i will post back wheither it workd or not
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Hope it goes well
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iv booted up with the boot up disc and it asked me to choose which os to boot up with (that being windows xp and windows default) iv tried both of them but still it goes to the black screen and stays like that..
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