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spsanderson

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Hi everyone, first of I'm Steve. Now for a descrip of my pc and problem.

I have a Asus Motherboard M3N78 Pro
AMD Tri-Core 2.2GH Processor
4GB Ram
3.7TB Disck Space
Windows XP all updates are up to date.

I did a windows update last night and it said to reboot the pc, so I did. Once it rebooted all I get is what I have since referred to as the Black Screen of Death haha. All I get is a black screen and a large mouse Icon. Any help would be very appreciated.

Steve
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Reboot and go to the Advance Boot Options by tapping F8 at the second post screen.
There click on Last Known Good Configurations
Does it work now?
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sweetness my man I'm back in :-) Thanks for your help
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Everything working ok?
Do you know what update you got that started this?
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Everything seems to be working ok, I did not pay attention to what the update was, is there a way for me to find out what it is so I can list it here for you?
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Go to Start and then to Control Panel
Add\Remove Programs
At the top of the window click on the little box that says Show Updates
When window is finally full scroll down till you find the newest updates from last night.
let me know.
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Update for Windows XP (KB976749)installed last night
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Needed update and probably a hiccup with the system. You can go HERE to read up on what the update is for.
Have you rebooted and allowed windows to boot up normally now?
Does it work ok now?
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I have not since rebooted my pc an allowed it to go as normal, I suppose I should do that, I am updating my calculator right now so I'll have to wait a bit, I'll let you know what happens, thanks again for all the help I appreciate it very much.
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No problem I am here for at least another 8 hours. :) :)
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alright groovy, I also posted another topic related to iPod connection problem, man its driving me nuts haha.
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I just rebooted and I still get the black screen, had to F8 and choose a disc to boot from
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You had to chose a Disk to boot to?
What do you mean by this?
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