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gorwin12

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comp wont boot. Choosing normal, last known good config, etc. results in a black screen right away right a blinking cursor in the top corner. Then i just hangs. This all happens before XP logo even shows up.

Cant get into safe mode either, it starts loading for a seconds and then restarts the comp.

i was told i would have to reinstall xp

ok when i put the disk in it says repair windows or completly reinstall xp. when click r for repair it installs for awhile then this box comes up saying fatal error setup failed to installthe product catalogs .the setup log files should contain more information... then you click ok and it says setup had problems registering the folling old control dll: c"/windows/system32/initpki.dll then the signature for windows xp upgrade is invalid and a bunch of other stuff any help please... thank you

is there another way to fix this black screen other than reinstallin xp
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MikeMason

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Do you want to save the stuff on your computer? If not then do a full format. If you get an error code while installing a new copy of windows once it's been formatted. It could be a faulty stick of RAM.

To fix the black screen. You could try repairing the NTDL file or FIXMBR, FIXBOOT and CHKDSK using Windows recovery. I'm not sure if it will work depending if Windows fully cancelled the new installation you attempted.
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gorwin12

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ok well i dont care about saving anything but i really dont know what anything you were saying means.. not to pc friendly would need detailed instructs on how to do that but thanks for the help .. im just broke and cant pay some one to do it right now so im tryin to fix it my self thanks
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rshaffer61

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Go HERE to read about this and how to fix.





http://www.geekstogo...en-t159277.html
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