help!! my pc wont get past the startup screen!!

  6050 16:00 21 Jun 2005

my pc loads up fine, up until after the xp startup screen. the computer just goes blank with only the mouse pointer visible. ive tried safemode and all the f8 options with no can i fix the problem?

  Leshy 16:19 21 Jun 2005

"Easy Windows XP Troubleshooting" Initial suggestion is simply to switch PC off and on a few times or even leave it alone overnight to give the OS a chance to sort itself out. If PC cannot boot into Safe mode then the next most constructive option is to boot from an XP installation disc in CD-Rom drive.
Switch on, insert XP disc and wait. If you have the essentials and the PC does boot from ROM then press R for recovery console.
According to the author this seems to be the last best hope for your computer.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:48 21 Jun 2005

XP Repair install

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). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R".

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.

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