Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

The OS boots and then.. goes black.


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Kspaien

Kspaien

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 39 posts
I currently just received System Recovery discs for my computer because it never came with any and I was having issues. So I used them, went through the directions and did a Full System Recovery.

At the end of this little recovery it all works out smoothly until the OS loads. I get that screen that says 'Windows XP Home Edition' with the little loading bar for a second or two and then a black screen. It remains black... and doesn't do anything else. No loading, no nothing.

I'm supposed to go through a series of questions according to the directions. But instead I get this. How do I fix this?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
ultimateslacker2

ultimateslacker2

    Member 1K

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,581 posts
Maybe a repair install is in order.

Actually, I had a problem like this last night. I had to recover with my Restore Disks and it wasnt writing them fast enough it said it would take 34hours. It used to take 10mins! So the drive died.

But that doesnt mean yours is dying. We will try to run a repair. Follow this link. It even has pictures if you get confused.
http://www.windowsxp...dexfullpage.htm

HTH!
  • 0

#3
Kspaien

Kspaien

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 39 posts
Well.... I don't have a OS cd. So I'm ultimately screwed there.
  • 0

#4
ultimateslacker2

ultimateslacker2

    Member 1K

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,581 posts
Can you access safe-mode?
  • 0

#5
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
do you have only one video card? or do you have two? is one of them built into the mother board and the other one a seperate card...like agp or pci?
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP