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Computer Starts With Windows XP Then Goes Blank With White Dash

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RushBurner, Jul 21, 2010.

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  1. RushBurner

    RushBurner Thread Starter

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    hey

    im running on windows xp and this has never happend to me before

    well yesterday i turned off my pc came back to it turned it on it started up for 3 seconds then the screen went black with one white flashing dash at the top left

    if i restart it it happens again. I changed my monitor and it still didint work so i know its my hard drive or something


    any help would be greatly appreciated





    Thanks




    Starline
     
  2. RushBurner

    RushBurner Thread Starter

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    and my last installment was .NET Framework 3.5 if that has anything to do with it. i can not access anything on it i cant run safe mode or anything
     
  3. aerofanatic

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    I had this happen to me when I had the Boot Options configured to boot from CD first. I had a random CD in the CD Drive that was causing it, the computer would get stuck on how to proceed (of course this was an old computer).

    Do you have any CD's in the drive?
     
  4. RushBurner

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    i did have a cd in the cd and it was a quick tax cd i took it out and restarted and its still happening :s
     
  5. RushBurner

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    when i start it up and press f8 right away it brings up a menu that says boot device if i click on hard drive it just goes straight to the white dash thats flashing
     
  6. RushBurner

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    in the boot device thing there are like five choses

    Removable dev.
    Harddrive
    and then 2 more cd ports
     
  7. RushBurner

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    any ideas?
     
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