display driver failure and safe mode freeze (xp home)

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djlera

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Hi there-

I tried finding a similar problem in the posts to no avail and frankly this is kind of embarrassing…

I have a generic laptop running Windows XP Home (SP?) and everything was working fine until I (in my infinite wisdom) disabled both my regular Intel display driver and then later the VGA display driver. Reckless curiosity killed my poor computer. So obviously I know very little about operating systems and the like, but I´m getting random diagnoses from my tech friends. 1) the hard drive is bad. 2) something about BIOS. 3) windows CD boot needed, but only with XP home

Anyway: the facts.

1. I can start the computer with normal boot and I see the windows xp loading screen with the loading bar. Then I get a black screen (probably cuz I disabled the display drivers) but I can hear the computer starting up normally (ie. windows tone and the skype loading tone).

2. So I tried to boot in safe mode and I get a hang up/freeze somewhere along the driver loading lines. I don´t have it with me so I can´t tell you what exactly. One note, the screen seems to flash just before the freeze.

3. All other functions in the f8 screen load me to the situation in 1 (black screen with sound). No VGA mode, no reverting, no command prompt, nada.

Any guidance or wise pity gratefully accepted.

Thanks!
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