PC will not start into XP following update - HELP!

  [DELETED] 17:03 27 Jan 2005
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Really need help here.I upgraded to SP2 but found my machine didn't like it.I then went to restore point before update and now the PC wont start up.I get the option screen (black) and it starts with the XP Home opening page then goes to black screen with only the cursor showing.Starting in safe mode does the same,only with the Safe Mode displayed on the four corners.I run an HP machine and have tried restoring windows (its on a partition) but it has made no difference.I can't do a full restore as there are docs. that I need.
Cheers

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:35 28 Jan 2005

How long are you waiting on the black screen?

Sometimes windows has problems with a driver, boot to black screen and leave for 30 yes 30 mins you may be lucky.

Once driver located next boot will be fine.

  [DELETED] 20:39 28 Jan 2005

No activity at all from hard drive when screen comes up - if in safe mode only black screen with safe mode in each corner!

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