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richsro

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I certainly don't qualify as a geek but sure am glad there are folks like you out there.
I have a 2 year old, Fujitsu tablet notebook; moderately used, running Windows xp.
The other night while watching a dvd, the screen suddenly went blank, flashed a blue screen with technical text for a moment then completely blank. Shut it down then then tried restarting later a few times. A few times Windows would begin to load then give error messages or go blank. Now whenever I try to start, just get blank screen with small white blinking cursor in upper left. I'm guessing it's a hardware failure. I really can't afford to take it to a shop to be looked at and am willing to try to swap out parts myself. Any advice on what most likely is wrong? Thanks
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Sounds like a Bsod ...... aka the blue screen of death ....

We need the error message from the blue screen to assist you further......

Keep in mind i said it may be .... im not 100% certain


Tony :)
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Hi richsro.

Here's the official MS Knowledge base bulletin on this and some things to try.

Black Screen - Booting Hangs at with White Underscore Cursor
"Computer stops responding with a black screen when you start Windows XP" KB 314503

I've haven't come across another useful/coherent step-by-step procedure.
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Thanks for the suggestion. Did not record error message but will try to use the MS Knoledge article info.
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