Help!! black screen on startup

  amjad11097 12:08 29 Sep 2005

whenever i start my pc up it starts ok then gets to a black screen with a white bar and lines in the bar slowly getting rid of the lines one by one then logs in as normal.
can anyone please help to solve this mystery please?? thanks amjad11097.

  johnnyrocker 12:12 29 Sep 2005

is it win 2000?


  amjad11097 12:23 29 Sep 2005

no its xp

  mosfet 12:34 29 Sep 2005

Looks like its not been shutdown but put in hibernation.

  amjad11097 14:50 29 Sep 2005

it happened after i accidently turned of the computer without logging out as normal.
is there any way i can stop it starting up with the black screen etc?

  amjad11097 15:01 29 Sep 2005

i checked and its not in hibernation

  amjad11097 15:01 29 Sep 2005

i checked and its not in hibernation

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:09 29 Sep 2005

OPTION 1 - Repair XP by replacing corrupt files

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

OPTION 2 - Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
click here

  amjad11097 15:38 29 Sep 2005

thanks Fruit Bat /\0/\ i'll try that and i have just found out it is a startup progress bar at the bottom of the screen which takes ten minutes to do its thing.

  amjad11097 21:18 29 Sep 2005

still no luck sorting it out,
any other ideas please?

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