- Jun 11, 2003
The other day my son's computer would not boot properly. He gets the XP logo and it seems to boot fine, but there is NOTHING on the desktop except a black screen and the mouse pointer. ctrl-alt-del does nothing (I think the keyboard is dead too) and right clicking brings up nothing. He tried a repair installation and that didn't do anything. At one point we had gotten a STOP 7B message and re-installed the file that was called for but then reverted to the same problem. I have tried everything except a total re-format and clean install. I'm trying to salvage his files for college, that's why I'm hoping that someone can help me with a solution to this problem. BTW, I had a spare hard drive and we did a clean install on that drive and it works fine, so the hardware aspect of the system is OK. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.