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FedExPope

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My computer was fine yesterday. I turned it on today and now it takes forever to load ( the bar under the windows logo used to go by 1 time and now it goes by 25) and loads to just a black screen with the mouse. An error message comes up that says the picture on my desktop (a windows file) cannot load. This is the only error message I get. I tried system restore but the same thing happens. Windows does load in safe mode and I've run several virus scans but nothing shows up. I'd really appreciate it if anyone can help.


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Hi FedExPope!

When you try to get into Safe Mode, do you get the same black screen with a mouse pointer on the screen??

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Edited by Fenor, 15 December 2005 - 08:26 PM.

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No, windows is able to load in safe mode and I can see the task bar and icons.
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If you have your XP CD handy, load your machine into safe mode, logging in as your normal account and NOT Administrator. Then click START-->RUN and type sfc /scannow, noting the space between sfc and /scannow. This will check your windows operating system files and replace any that are corrupt/missing. Once the blue bar goes away reboot your computer.

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