How do I fix this?
Black screen on boot up
Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:59 PM
How do I fix this?
Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:39 PM
How you do this varies with each manufacturer. Normally you press F1, F2, F10 or Del when you see the manufacturers logo. Often there is a clue somewhere on the screen when you boot normally telling you what key to press. Some computers (most newer ones) have a key you can press (often F12) to bring up the Boot Menu from where you can select the CD/DVD drive to boot from.
If you don't have an XP CD, download and run ARCDC by Artellos. It will download the required files from the Microsoft Web site and create a .iso file. It will also offer to burn the iso image to a CD for you. If you don't do it then, there is a good freeware burner called ImgBurn which will do it at a later time. If you're unsure how to do this, you can follow the tutorial here: How to Burn an ISO File
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 /r
Allow it to complete undisturbed. It can take an hour or more depending on the size of the hard drive.
Remove the CD, type exit and the computer will reboot. Hopefully that will have fixed the problem (corrupted file system).
Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:26 PM
Edited by Nedklaw, 01 June 2011 - 06:30 PM.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:31 PM
Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:24 PM
It really sounds like a power problem though, if you are not getting any indications of the computer booting up. Can you hear the fan start or feel air flow by the vents?
Did you try it with the power pack connected and disconnected?
Remove the battery, connect the power pack and see what happens.
Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:24 PM
I can hear the fan start up when I turn it on.
I've removed the battery and then put it back in but the same thing happens.
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