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geordie_john

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hello my pc starts to load windows xp then i get a black screen and nothing happens,i got over this last night by hitting f8 and using debug mode but tonight nothing works,any ideas please?
thank you.
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Boot your XP CD. If you don't have one download either of these and create a bootable CD from the .iso file

XP Recovery Console
Another XP Recovery Console

You don't burn the iso file itself to CD., you create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this. Another called ISO Recorder is also very easy to use.

Boot the CD and at the first opportunity, enter R to start the Recovery Console.
Next, choose which XP installation you want to login to. Normally this will be 1.
Lastly you will be asked for the Administrator password. Just press the Enter key as the Administrator does not have a password (unless you gave it one, then you would enter it).

From the command prompt, enter: chkdsk c: /r

Allow it to complete undisturbed.
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for some reason all is back to normal.
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If you have any data you don't want to lose, now is the time to back it up,m while your computer is working. Tough to do when it's not :)
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i think it was because i installed firefox3 beta,i have now gone back to firefox2.
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