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Black Screen on Startup (Before Login Screen)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Samlighty, Aug 25, 2011.

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  1. Samlighty

    Samlighty Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am running Windows XP Professional Edition SP3 and the issue is on startup after the Windows loading animation the screen goes totally black with no cursor in sight.

    This happened after a power cut when the computer suddenly shut down.

    I can run it in safe mode.

    I can run another Windows XP Professional installation that I have on my PC (same HDD) and that works with no issues.

    I used system restore (24 hours) and it starts up after that, but then after restarting it will not work. Same applies for when I did a system restore from 1 week ago.

    All help is appreciated!

    Sam.
     
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    Samlighty Thread Starter

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    Any thoughts before I go and format the system?
     
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