start up xp

  dogman 3 19:25 27 Dec 2003

all i get after start up is a black screen with writing on for a few seconds then it goes off
it just keeps doing this all the time
please help its doing my head in

many thanks in anticipation dogman3

  VoG II 19:29 27 Dec 2003

Has this just started happening / have you just installed XP / etc.

What does the writing say?

  Steve-0 19:41 27 Dec 2003

I had this same problem, you will have to rather format and reinstall or just install over and repair, after you will have many other problems which can be fixed by getting the latest windows updates.

  dogman 3 19:56 27 Dec 2003

in answer to your questions
yes it has just started happening
xp has been installed approx 1 year
the only writing i get is (g force 2 mx-400 vgabios version 311013000) then the screen goes off but sometimes stays as it is

thanks again

  vixen666 23:04 08 Aug 2005

just recently installed a dvd RW, now when pc is started up it goes straight to the screen which asks you to choose normal or safe mode, if normal is chosen, the screen goes black and nothing happens, if safe mode is chosen all this writing comes up on the screen and stays there, nothing else happens :(

doing my head in, can anyone help?

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