did this hardware cause problem

  adamagain 23:10 13 Apr 2006

I have just tried to install a parallel scanner and now my computer wont boot
Could just doing this cause this to happen

Ive a dell inspiration 3000
All the 4 lights are on around the back but it just loads to the welcome screen for windows then nothing

I cant even do safe mode because it not given to choose
Any help please

  VoG II 23:16 13 Apr 2006

If you can get into Safe Mode with Command Prompt (keep tapping F8 on bootup) then type


and hit Enter.

  woodchip 23:17 13 Apr 2006

Will it boot without the Scanner?

PS you should not plug in or unplug a parallel Device while the power is on at the wall plug or you will damage something may be Mobo

  woodchip 23:21 13 Apr 2006

What Operating System?

  adamagain 23:22 13 Apr 2006

itried it without the scanner but no

  adamagain 23:23 13 Apr 2006

Win XP home

  woodchip 10:36 14 Apr 2006

As Vog reply Have you tried Getting into Safe Mode by keep tapping F8 as Computer Starts it's at top of list. Then if you can get back into windows in Safe, Try a System Restore to a date before the problem

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