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XP Crash, pure black screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ShameSpear, May 23, 2010.

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  1. ShameSpear

    ShameSpear Thread Starter

    May 23, 2010
    I finally got my old desktop out of the closet and got it working again yesterday. I broke it today. I was messing around with it trying to free up some space, and I was deleting an extracted ISO file for Windows 7 that I was using for class (making virtual machines and whatnot) and after I had sent everything to the recycling bin and permanently deleted them, XP (the OS I have running on the 'puter) started sending me message after message of something along the lines of "What you did was stupid, now I will not work correctly."

    So I try to get to the system restore as quickly as possible, but of course it crashes before I get there. So I try to start it back up in safe mode, seeing if I could reach it from there, and all I get is a screen with safe mode written on the corners and my cursor drifting in a field of black. I also tried safe mode with command prompt, to try to get the system restore from there, but no luck.

    I don't have any of the installation CD's, as I haven't used this computer in years so I didn't really keep track of them. If anyone has any idea for what I should do, I'd appreciate some help.
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