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Windows XP black screen on startup


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Hi, I found this forum while trying to find an answer to my problem.

Today, I restarted into BIOS and changed a couple things like AGP aparture size and whatnot...nothing major, and when I restarted my computer, Windows would not start. After a while of struggling with it, unplugging my IDE stuff, restarting a lot etc, I finally got into windows once. I also did manage to go back to default bios settings.

Now, my windows DOES load, but on restart it black screens for a good 5 minutes at least, after about 1.5 passes of the WinXP loading bar. It looks like it hangs in that black screen, but then eventually pulls through (for now). I have tried safe mode, last working mode etc but nothing is fixing this problem! Anyone know what could be causing this?

My comp is:
athlon 64 3000+,
MSI K8N Neo Mobo,
Geforce 6800 GT,
120gb SATA HD,
768 MB pc2100 ram
windows XP
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most likely a corrupted driver

start > run
msconfig
enter

go to the boot.ini tab, check /bootlog, reboot.

this will create a boot log.

then go to c:\windows and locate Ntbtlog.txt

attach it here.
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Here is the attatchment.

This time i sat in windows just seeing my mouse and background for a while, then i hit ctrl-alt-del for task manager and my icons and stuff all appeared.

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Hey insta....are you in safe mode now? That log looks like a safe mode log....you're not loading much of anything....
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Hm, no that was normal windows. It looks like it tries to load some of those drivers, especially the sound ones, many many times...not sure if thats normal or not cause I haven't seen a log like this before.

Edited by Insta, 18 July 2005 - 06:31 PM.

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nor I....do you have system restore enabled?
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yes, i have it on
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and did you try to restore to a prior date?

What was the result?
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System restore did not work either. :tazz:

Its like 3-4 mins of black screen at windows loading, then the login screen comes up, i click to login and it takes another 1-2 minutes till i see my windows background and a mouse, and then it takes another 4-5 mins for the icons to appear.
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anyone know whats wrong? :tazz:
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got so many threads going I cannot keep them straight anymore....

Is this computer on a network? or Dialup?

Have you run a chkdsk lately?

Could you provide a hijack log so I can see what is loading at startup? See my signature for a link

Also, download bootvis

http://www.majorgeek...oad.php?det=664

install and run, go to trace, choose TRACE > NEXT BOOT AND DRIVER DELAYS...reboot.

when it returns, it will popup a graph--maximize the window...take a screen capture and post it.
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I am experiencing the same thing. I created a boot log and it looks very similar to the one posted earlier. Same thing happens in safe mode as well. Initial boot goes fine to the login screen, post-login the screen is blank (black, but that is the setting of my desktop), mouse is active, hard drive is not running, but nothing happens for a minute to a minute and a half. Very consistent.

IBM Thinkpad T41
Windows XP SP2
1 GB Ram
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