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Lexyluv

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all of the sudden my hd just stopped working its not that old and it boots to safemode and is useable no problem. when i atempt to boot windows normally it gets to the black windows screen than goes to the login screen but gets all messed up. It takes forever for it to come up than the screen is all funny than the comp reboots. Any ideas would be apreciated i have tried doing stuff through repair and such but it doesnt even see the hard drive.
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Hi Lexyluv.

Your hard drive is not "messed up" because you can still boot into Safe Mode (the Administrator account).

From the Safe Mode account create a new user account:
Control Panel > User Accounts > Create new user account.

Restart and choose to login to the new account.

Report back what happens.

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I have a user account set up on it already it barely even lets me get to that. when i go to safemode it gives me the option of my account and the main account. what happens is it gets to the black windoes screen than it goes away as to go to the log in screen than it sits for like ever sometimes it comes up most of the time it doesnt. So even if i did get a new account setup i cant get to the login part to login
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Hi Lexyluv,

Go ahead and make a brand new user account anyway. This experiment is to see if even this account will be messed up.

If it is I think your only reasonable course will to be to make a backup of all your important files and then do a system recovery, system restore, reinstall or whatever you have available.

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tried all those already it doesnt recognise the hd remember
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tried all those already it doesnt recognise the hd remember


Hello. Your hard drive is most likely OK because you can get to it in safe mode. Most likely you have a driver that is messed up.

Do you remember anything odd that happened just before you had your problem?

That funny screen you get could be an error screen. Try this: In safe mode:

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose the SETTINGS button in the Startup And RECOVERY section, and uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART. Click APPLY and OK.

Now reboot. This will result in the BSOD error...report the STOP ERROR and any parameters.
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in order to do that i need to start the alerter and i cant do that in safe mode i have been through this lol i did the same thing when i first built this thing but i cant remember how i fixed it. Now when i try to boot it it just sits at the blue screen after the windows logo than it reboots or just sits there no error message though.
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it looks like it was an nvidea problem i uninstalled my video card in the devices and it seemed to fix it but when i tried to reinstall the nvidea drivers it messes up the com again [bleep] thing
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Cool, you figured it out!!!


What Nvidia card do you have? Are there Windows 2000 drivers for it?
I'll look some for a solution....
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i think its the gforce mx something or other haha number 4 i believe cause now that i uninstalled the drivers my screen rolls what a pain. When i reinstall them it just goes back to screwing up the comp
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