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Driver issue? Video card issue? Safe mode incredibly slow.

Q: Driver issue? Video card issue? Safe mode incredibly slow.

The computer's a year old, running XP, and my boyfriend and I have no idea what's wrong with it (it's his). I'd put in hardware support but I don't know which piece of hardware may be corrupted, exploding as we speak, or what.

It began last night. He's done this before -- he has two monitors, one meant for a TV (I believe) and another old computer screen. Normally it runs on the TV one because it's bigger. He switched to the older one to show me how he can adjust the settings so that it's all vertical. That was great and dandy and we didn't expect any issues. He's done it before and it really isn't doing much to the computer.

Later, after midnight, he goes to switch everything back to normal. First, the computer acts like the monitor is there but that it can't do anything -- it tries to go into sleep mode or something. Then I suggest he unplug, shut down, plug things back in normally, and power back up. This appears to work.

I was a bit happy then, until we got to the XP loading screen. It's going... and then after, it flashes, then goes black. Nothing comes up, nothing does anything.

And so the three hour saga of last night begins. We restart, we spam F8, we get into safe mode, he disables Nvidia but can't open the application. Nor does his mouse function in safe mode (I know some don't, but it really doesn't help the situation). I've used my laptop to bring up shortcut keys and we're functioning through everything that way. He restarts after disabling Nvidia, and nothing's different. Spam F8, repeat. We go to the device manager and look for any signs of danger. He re-enables Nvidia, restarts, nothing different. He tries looking for updates and he tells me that Nvidia doesn't need any, nor does anything else in the device manager, so far as he can see. I'd written down the driver for Nvidia, prepared to find any updates online and download it and somehow get it to him, since even in safe mode with networking, it didn't seem like he could get to the internet.

He's already started trying things again today but I think he wants to give up and just throw it out, which we really can't do. This makes no sense, either, so I refuse to give up until I find out what the heck is wrong with it in the first place.

Furthermore, in safe mode, everything is running incredibly slowly. I don't know if this is normal since I've never had to do this, but I'm talking 1-2 minutes between each command, sometimes.

We also could not enter VGA mode for some reason, nor are we able to normally boot.

He went to F2, and possibly F12 as well, and couldn't find anything there that looked helpful, but... I just don't know what's going on or where to look, because nothing appears to be wrong besides the way that it's acting.

Please, and thank you so much. I'll greatly appreciate anyone who can quickly assist and stick around for a little while for our answers (as they'll take some time with the speed of the computer right now).

The Nvidia driver is:
Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

I'm on my laptop if that wasn't clear, which is a separate computer.

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Preferred Solution: Driver issue? Video card issue? Safe mode incredibly slow.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)



I've written out everything that I've done to this computer over the past few weeks. Some of it may not be applicable to the current problem but I thought I better include it anyway.

I have a 3 year old Gateway Desktop that has been having all sorts of weird problems for months, gradually getting worse (BSOD, freezing, screen going black at random times, unable to come out of hibernation mode, would hang up when doing back ups, sudden random restarts, toward the end, I noticed the time in the lower right was incorrect).

No BSOD, freezing, hanging during safe mode.

I manually made back ups of all my files and did a complete reinstall of Windows 7.

The computer behaved marginally better but in a few days, it gave me a screen message of CMOS Checksum Error.

I changed the CMOS battery.

It behaved much better, however, I still would get random black screen and occasionally it would freeze. Upon restart it sometimes said it could not come out of hibernation mode.

Checked and saw the monitor was listed as generic PNP monitor and so installed updated monitor driver (monitor is Compaq FP17). No more black screens.

Two days ago I hooked up my Konica-Minolta 1600W color laser printer. According to the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center, this printer is compatible and should be able to plug & play. That was not the case (computer did not recognize it as a printer) and when I looked in "Devices & Printers", it was listed below the printe... Read more

A:desktop freezes randomly except in safe mode - driver issue, right?

You haven't attached the .zip file with the post, you can use the paper clip symbol to attach files.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Hope this helps,


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I want to be able to adjust my display colors while in Safe mode in Windows 8.1. Ideally I'd like to use f.lux for the purpose. Either way I have to enable the video card driver (Intel (R) HD Graphics). In this thread there is a registry solution "How can you make the sound work in safe mode?" for Window Vista, how to adapt it for my case.
Thank you!

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I have a Fujitsu N3511 Laptop. I preformed a windows repair, everything was Perfect! That night when I turned it on again... I got Lines all over the screen after the bios. and it wouldn't even boot to windows, the screen would go "BRIGHT" ... BUT In safe mode... PERFECT! NO PROBLEMS! I have tried reinstalling the video drivers, doesn't help...What else can I try? I have checked for spyware/malware/viruses... nothing... i did add some ram at the time of the repair... i can remove and try and boot.
Any other suggestions?

A:Solved: Fujitsu N5311 Video issue... Works fine in Safe Mode

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So for the last little while, whenever I play WoW I am getting random shutdowns - sometimes with a BSOD stating "system service exception", sometimes not. I monitored the temperature and it isn't changing between when I'm playing and when I'm not. I've tried shutting down *everything* else when I play, that doesn't change anything. I tried cleaning off a lot of old programs and updating the video card driver and it got *worse*, to the point where I've had to use the repair feature twice tonight, the first time it did a system restore (but didn't tell me to *when*), the second time it didn't - this is getting frustrating! One note, I went to AMD's website for my card (http://www.amd.com/us/products/desk...d-4800/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-4800-overview.aspx) and clicked on "Support and Drivers". Under product type I chose "graphics card - desktop" - but I can't find the 4800 series in the list. At that point I looked at the next link in my google search for a driver (http://driverscollection.com/?H=Radeon HD 4800&By=ATI), checked to see what other people said of the website and couldn't find anything negative, so tried that. That's when things got worse. Everything else works fine, and I haven't had an issue with any other games I've played. Here's the system info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premi... Read more

A:Video card driver issue... I *think*?

The drivers/support for the AMD Radeon HD 4800 is under the "Radeon HD" section. Try uninstalling the drivers from Programs and features in the Control Panel and install the latest drivers from the AMD website.

Please post what power supply you have in your computer, Acer's generally one with low wattage/quality power supplies. The power supply model/wattage will be listed on a sticker on the side of the power supply once you get the side of the PC off.

Also post the model of the complete system, such as Acer Aspire T710-3412.

Post the temps and voltages at idle and at load(such as when playigng WoW, post a screenshot from HW Monitor: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Also ensure WoW is fully up-to-date.

The problem may also be due to you running a game off an external drive. USB is not perfectly stable and massively slower then an internal SATA drive. You ideally should reinstall the game to the internal hard drive.

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Hello! Not sure if this is the correct subforum, but since it's related to WinDBG I thought it was close enough.

I'm doing some helping out over at reddit's techsupport channel and a fair bit of that involves checking dump files. I have used the old WinDBG (From 2012, installed on Win7, kept the same install into a Win10 upgrade a year ago), but recently it was giving me some issues so I decided to install a new version. Just for completeness' sake, the old issue was that after doing .symfix and .reload, it would hang for about 5 minutes and then hang for another 5 minutes when repeating !analyze -v. The downloading symbols part would take about 15-20 seconds and then it would just hang. Checked through third party software that monitors internet usage. The old version would only use local symbols when you first loaded in a new dump file while (I think) the new version loads symbols from the Microsoft server automatically.

The new issue is that whenever I load in a dump file, it's slow beyond belief. It gets to this part and then it just slows to a crawl. It will output about one line every 5-10 minutes and it takes one hour before it's done and displays the information and I can enter any commands. If I try to exit out of WinDBG, the software will freeze, giving me a Windows prompt saying it's not responding. Use of the Break command, both through Ctrl+Break and Debug -> Break, has no effect.

It could be an issue with acquiring the symbols from the server. I have added... Read more

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Well first off my computer specs are
2gb ddr 400 kingston
asus p4p800 E deluxe AGP 8X
2 300gb 8mb buffer seagate hard drives
80 gb western digital 8mb buffer
seasonic 600 watt power supply
one network card
3.0 ghz p4
Ati Radeon X850 XT 256mb

Had the card for about a week know using the lastest omega drivers , never liked the stock drivers worked fine though. Nothing overclocked it , but today well playing The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. It restarted once , but I have not got it to restart again since then. Then I started to see some distortion well playing the game. Some really long longs coming off the character. So I stopped playing that , and started up WOW to see if it was the video games vault or a driver issue. Wow was showing close to the same probelms , then I saw on my desktop like little red lines , not a ton of them but a few , up the refresh rate and it helped. So I uninstalled the omega driver and installed the stock ati driver off the cd, same thing. Then removed that one , and installed the lastest driver still the same thing. Any clue as to what the probelm is ? I have no idea. Please help.

A:Ati x850 video card driver issue

Please delete , double posted by acted sorry

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Recently i switched from Linux to Windows and downloaded all the official drivers from download center, but i'm unable to install the video card driver either of Inter or AMD, both says "this computer does not meet the minimum requirement" and my WiFi of this device stopped working along with, i have to use wired connection now, please let me know the fix for these issues.
(Dell Inspiron 3521 : Windows 10 64 bit)

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My Laptop is incredibly slow on startup but the internet works OK after I have managed to get on. My friend told me that you might be able to look at the processess that I am running to determine what is slowing it down???? Can you please help? I also have a problem logging onto my wireless connection. Basically everytime I login I have to go into the advanced settings in the 'Choose a wireless network' bit, then check the 'Use Windows to configure my wireless network setting'. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000.

A:Incredibly slow on startup + connection issue?

Start here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

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Hi all,I have a Probook HP4730s and I have just upgraded to windows 10. I have installed a SSD When on windows 7 it was lightning fast. When I updated to windows 10, it has shown a problem that I am lead to belive is a graphics driver issue. I start the laptop and it does the POST, then windows logo and the whirlygig thing, the the screen goes black, then a few seconds later I see that the backight turns. It is like that for about 60 - 90 seconds than you see the windows logo again and starts up. I have updated the bios - no changeI have plugged in an external monitor there is nothing on the external monitor.I have done a fresh install of windows 10 and when it has the windows graphics driver it seems to work fine, as soon as it updates to the intel driver it has this problem.I have done a fresh install of windows 7 and updated to 10, same thing. Looking on line there are no windows 10 drivers for the intel graphic chipset. I am sure I will not be the only one with this issue.I am happy using windows 7 but it is nice having windows not nagging you to update. Any other help would be appriciated. It is only a 4 year old laptop so not worth dumping. Once it has started up it is fine. CheersJohn

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I have a Dell Dimensions 8400 Desktop PC running Windows XP. I recently reinstalled the O/S again. Upon doing this I have had a really tough time with the Video Card driver. My Video Card is ATI Radeon X300. I have tried installing the driver for this from the Dell website and from ATI direct with no luck. Once I install the driver it seems like it installs correctly, but it really does not. It asks me to reboot and I do, but after I see windows load the screen just stays black. Then I boot into safe mode and I see in Device Manager that the X300 Driver is in correctly. I then have to uninstall the Driver just to get windows to boot up again. During the Install of the driver it does give me the warning that Windows XP does not recognize this driver (Or a very similar message). I have tried updating the driver through Microsoft Updates, but this has not worked. I have also received quite a few Blue Screen's, which I assume is the result on an incompatible driver. Could the actual Video Card be faulty. Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Dell Dimensions Video Card Driver issue!

What's your service tag?
Do you also have integrated video?

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Have a relatively new alienware laptop, and up until a week ago ran every game at top graphic settings like a dream.
Now it runs even older games like world of warcraft at around 4 frames per second with barely anything going on.

The laptop was supposed to come with a 1g geforce card, 260x or something and i never really checked the system info thing windows has until now. If i bring it up it shows my video card as a Geforce 9400m with 256mb....

Is it possible some driver swap happened and now its bugging out? Or did the *******s give me a garbage.Im far to stupid to open up the computer and know what im looking for.... Calling dell and sitting on hold all day drives me nuts so any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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I just installed Windows 8 on my PC and am having a quirky issue on the desktop. Whenever I try to right click on the desktop, the screen flashes as if it is resetting itself, and then it goes back to the desktop photo. The menu never pops up. If I open a program or a folder, the right click menu shows up just fine. Is it disabled? Is there a fix?

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Well I just found this forum today, so I decided to ask this question.

About a year ago, I had to system restore, because my computer just kept FSODing on me. When I went through the system restore process with Dell, at the end of the process I got an error. I don't quite remember what it was, as it was so long ago.

Ever since then, my computer has been completely without sound. I have tried everything from installing/reinstalling/uninstalling drivers, to the most simplistic, such as checking if my speakers work, or are connected.

So far, nothing has brought me any closer to figuring out what this problem could be. I am pretty sure that somehow, my sound card (its an integrated one) has just fried or something, but I really dont know.

So... is my sound card busted? Or are my drivers just not working for some reason?

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Sound Card issue, or driver issue?

System restore . . .

System restore or system recovery? Did wipe the old operating system out and reinstall everything from scratch (system recovery) or did you use Windows' system restore to backdate the configuration. (Frankly, I think the choice these of terms by the industry are very confusing.)

Assuming system recovery and assuming the sound worked before and quit after system recovery, I'm for a misconfiguration. But, the simpler fix might be a cheap add-in sound card.

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Have Acer Aspire V5, put it in safe mode trying to resolve Internet connection issue. Now it doesn't recognize my password on Windows 10 home screen. How can I fix this issue? Essentially locked out of computer.

A:Safe mode issue

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I am new here and not a techie, so please go easy... This began the other day when I had a LOT of filesand programs open at once. Things started "locking up" - the teal spiral. Took me three hours to close down everything. Rebooted and still kept having issues. I ran my Microsoft Essentials and left work. The next day, similar issues with the spiral and everything Microsoft was running super slow. Then, Firefox starting not responding. Yes, everything is updated. Then Outlook. I waited almost an hour, and had to leave so I shut it down on the tower. When I came in the next day, everything was running in safe mode. I tried everything I could think of. I Googled everything I could think of. I ran a Windows problem solving task and after a long wait, it told me two things : It found no problems, and it found a video hardware error (nothing shows up in the device manager though). It said I could read the following files, BUT if a virus or other security threat could have caused the problem, opening a copy of these files could harm the computer. Today, I ran ME and it found nothing. But it told me that it had found, in the last week, several trojans and they were quarentined. (I did not open the referenced files: WD-20120730-0847.dmp; sysdata.xml; and WERInternalMetadata.xml). I only opened attachments from two sources (the tech support manager of my Website and the graphic designer of my newsletter, and I was expecting them all). ONe day, I vaguley remember a pop up sn... Read more

A:Safe Mode Issue with Win 7

Hello gotcc2013 and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you have a restore point that goes back to a date/time prior to when this problem first began.

System Restore

You could also see if your computer has any damaged or corrupt system files by running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt. If any problem are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer immediately after each scan.
1. In the Start menu search box type in cmd
2. In the upper panel right-click the cmd icon and select Run As Administrator
3. A black screen with white letters will open. At the flashing cursor type in sfc /scannow and press Enter (there is a space between sfc and /scannow)
4. The scan could take an hour or more to run

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I can't seem to get into safe mode. I hit F5 appropriately, and boot select screen comes up. When I choose to enter Safe Mode, the screen fills with text "disk(0)partition()...*.sys" but it never goes beyond that. It simply locks up and I have no recourse but to restart (unless there is some key stroke I am forgetting). Any ideas?

A:Safe Mode Boot issue

Hi acir515, Welcome to TSF!

Generally you tap the F8 key to enter Safe Mode.

Tapping F8 immediately on boot up (and before the Windows? screen) will take you to a screen with multiple choices, including Safe Mode.

It is quite normal to see the screen as you have, and there is sometimes a delay before it goes to the next step to enter Safe Mode.

Safe Mode is only used as a diagnostic Mode, and is rarely needed by users, unless instructed by a professional to do so.

Is there any particular reason that you need to start in Safe Mode?

Please post back with the answer to this question.

Kind Regards,

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Hi, I run all the free scanners every week. Once a month I like to run a few of my fav's in safe mode. A-Squares comes up so large, I can run it but cannot get to the fix button. Anybody know of a way to have this come up minimized in safe mode? I know the graphics and things don't load and it is a bit tough to get around but was just wondering if anyone had this problem and figured something easy out. Thanks all!!

A:Solved: Safe Mode Issue

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I was recently infected with a virus and instead of cleaning it, I decided it was time to do a clean format.

I installed Windows XP SP3 and all update patches. I installed all appropriate drivers for my Thinkpad T60 from Lenovo's website and not from Windows Upate. After reinstalling all the software I wanted, I defragmented by hard drive. The Windows defragmenter was having a hard time defragmenting the hard drive properly. (Analysis after each defrag session resulted in a dialog box that said that the hard drive need to be defragmented). I thought that perhaps the defragmentation would go more smoothly in safe mode.

I was able to enter safe mode using F8. The screen showed the words "safe mode" on each of the four corners. However, the screen resolution did not change to 640X480; it remained at 1400 X 1050. Safe mode is not supposed to load my default video drivers.

Why does the screen resolution not change in Safe Mode?

A:Solved: Safe Mode Issue

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i have a problem with my windows XP home. When i choose safe mode the startup will get to the blue screen which says windows is loading and takes 30 mins + to actually get to the logon screen, any suggestions to fix it.
Im a tech noob so please explain answers.

A:Windows Safe Mode Issue

why aer you going to SAfe Mode? maybe your harddrive needs defragmenting and error check or is a sign it is going bad. how old is the harddrive and what is the DD capacity and how much space left on it?

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I got a virus somehow on my computer. I tried to remove it using McAfee but now when you start it up it goes to where it is starting in safe mode without pressing F8? After it comes to the Start Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking selections regardless what you pick the computer reboots and starts the process all over again.
The computer is a Dell Dimension E310 with XP Home-SP3 and all the latest security patches installed. Is there anything you might suggest short of reformatting?
Thanks in advance,


A:Virus Issue - can't get into safe mode

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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Laptop works fine in normal mode.When I boot into safe mode,it displays all the directories,but then just stops like it's trying to do something.I reboot into normal mode and it works fine again.I checked and I don't have any sort of viruses and I even did a Hijack this and it showed nothing.It just started this today.The O/S was installed on the system by the Company,so I don't have a copy of the O/S to try and repair any files.Any ideas?

A:Solved: Safe mode Issue

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Something hit computer on 31 March that hijacks browser and sends everything to a windowsclick.com website. This happens even in SAFE mode. After launching in SAFE, system still won't load Ewido, Panda, SpyBot, HijackThis! or anything else for diagnostics or fixing. Cannot locate or uninstall anything recognizeable as windowsclick even in SAFE mode.

System is a laptop running XP with all service packs.

Any suggestions?


A:Major issue - Cannot run any fixes in safe mode

Hello.There seems to be a nasty infection hiding somewhere. Are you able to perform a DDS scan? I will explain what the DDS scan is. Read the following pages and you'll know.1st Step: Preparation Guide Before Starting a Topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ 2nd Step: Starting a Topic in the HJT-Malware Removal forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/Let me know if you are able to run it. If not post back here, if you are able to run it then copy and paste the log by starting a new topic.Good Luck!With Regards,Extremeboy

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I picked up a virus/malware that wouldn't let me boot into safe mode. Genius me decided to change the boot.ini so it always boots into safe mode thinking that might do the trick...DOH!!! Now my laptop is stuck in the boot to safe mode cycle and I can't get it fixed. I can't boot up using the windows cd the computer came with because I can't locate it (thank you toddlers). Do I have any other options to fix this? Or is my only option to take it to a shop and fork over the money that I don't have? TIA

A:Safe Mode boot loop issue

the windows cd the computer came with because I can't locate it (thank you toddlers). Do I have any other options to fix this? Or is my only option to take it to a shop and fork over the money that I don't have? TIAAfraid sohttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...#force_safemodeAll the way at the bottom of the page

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I have been having these problems for months now.

Heres what happens:

When I load the computer up, 90% of the time it loads as windows classic mode. This means sound, network, and that weird classic-safe-mode theme is on. No safe mode tags at the top either. Upon opening process explorer the cpu usage is constant at 50% on SYSTEM. Many, many, MANY reboots MAY fix it, but as soon as the system goes down, boom. Desktop.ini was copied to my startup folder and around. And hibernation doesnt work anymore. Virus? Maybe. The last time it was a currupted tscd_win32.exe, I deleted & disabled but two weeks later something else got currupted. I tried system restore. I do NOT want to reinstall.

Thanks a lot, any solutions would be appriciated.

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I have had 2 problems with build 14291.

One of the 2 has been resolved ........ sfc /scannow not working is fixed. Thanks to member Waltc.

Last problem yet to be fixed ........................ Safe Mode.
I can go to safe mode , but unable to use it at all because the screen is repeatedly refreshing making it impossible to do anything.
Not a big deal to me as I don't even remember when was the last time I needed to go to safe mode.
But knowing a solution is always welcome.

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Hi there

I'm having an issue with my Dell Inspiron 660 windows 8.1. (2 years old)

Basically last night before I went out I put my PC in sleep mode and must've woke it up accidentally by moving the mouse,
So I hard-powered it off by holding the power button to save time, no problem.

But the next day I switched it on and it said 'start up repair is trying to repair your PC, this could take up to an hour, so I thought what the..? After 20 mins or so I just guessed it wasn't doing anything as my PC wasn't making a sound. So I powered it off again and rebooted, now it just initiates start up repair then a few seconds later a blue screen saying 'Automatic repair couldn't repair your PC' press advanced options to repair your PC or shut down. Log file: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt

I've tried to start it in safe mode but is simply repeats what I put in italics. I've even command prompted it to no initiate start up repair, and it confirms that the command was successful but it tries to repair anyways and goes back to the blue screen.

The last thing on earth I want to have to do is wipe the whole thing which seems to be my last option and doing so would ruin a whole lot of data that is very very important to me.

I presume it could be a serious issue or something very simple..

I've never had this issue before with this PC so I'm really stumped. I've had similar with my old Packard bell, but the pro... Read more

A:Safe mode/start up repair issue

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Windows 10 version 1607

in safe mode i noticed that USB 3 ports are not working.

when i opened Device manager, i saw two drivers not working properly.

Drivers are signed by microsoft

Drivers are new

i checked in my second old laptop.
it is also showing driver problem with "Generic Pnp monitor"

anyone else facing such problem in safe mode?

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A:is it my video card? only loading in safe mode

What's the make and model of your computer?

Have you made any recent hardware/software changes?

What happens when you try to boot into Windows normally?

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Having some computer issues that seem a little advanced. Did all the usual...scan, looked at hijack log,etc etc. Vertical lines on the screen when loading...screen is fine in safe mode. Tried going to my driver cd....set-up wouldn't recognize my cdrom...kept saying floppy wasn't recognized or something. Tried reformatting and cdrom drive still not recognized. When I boot the pc though...I am able to install stuff from the cdrom. This problem started last night. I'm not sure what to do since I cannot get the recovery cd to work either.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Cathy at 13:46:21 on 2015-10-04
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.223 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG update module *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Major computer issue - pc only runs right in safe mode

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan/rootkit.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

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Having some computer issues that seem a little advanced. Did all the usual...scan, looked at hijack log,etc etc. Vertical lines on the screen when loading...screen is fine in safe mode. Tried going to my driver cd....set-up wouldn't recognize my cdrom...kept saying floppy wasn't recognized or something. Tried reformatting and cdrom drive still not recognized. When I boot the pc though...I am able to install stuff from the cdrom. This problem started last night. I'm not sure what to do since I cannot get the recovery cd to work either.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Cathy at 13:46:21 on 2015-10-04
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.223 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG update module *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Yesterday my machine froze and I had to so a power off restart. Since then it will freeze during boot up, not always in the same place. Sometimes at the login screen, sometimes gets as far as loading the desktop, but it freezes every time.
If it gets as far as the desktop I am able to press alt-ctrl-delete and then click Task Manager but at this point the start menu and taskbar disappear.
System restore fails. I have also noticed that nothing seems to be being written to event logs.
If I do a diagnostic startup so that no services are running the system will boot into normal mode.
Works satisfactorily in Safe Mode.
Spec is HP dx2400 PC, Intel Core 2 duo E7400 processor, 3.25GB ram, running XPSP3.
Thsi is very similar to a problem I had last year:- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/516204/windows-xp-programs-will-only-work-in-safe-mode/
Perhaps foolishly, I have run the windows repair software from tweaking.com and it has made no difference.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I know I need to move on to Windows 7 but this machine runs legacy software which will not work in W7 even in xp mode. I will make it an 'offline' workstation once the error is fixed.
Many thanks,

A:Windows XP issue - Booting fails except in safe mode

If your machine has Microsoft Security Essentials, this looks like your issue:
I have a friend who has 3 different machines where it is happening as well.

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every time I shut down the computer there is a page fault in non paged area error, and then the computer restarts love to know why.

any help would be great thanks

A:BSOD on shutdown and restart. No issue in safe mode

i'm not an expert but im assuming that the gigabyte usb charger is the problem
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 50, {ffffffffffffffd0, 1, fffff80271f0eba3, 0}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for UsbCharger.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for UsbCharger.sys
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : UsbCharger.sys ( UsbCharger+164d )
Followup: MachineOwner

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First I'd like to say good job to all you dedicating your time into helping out others. Services like these don't come free outside so thanks so much!

Well, I'm almost certain I have a malware/spyware on my laptop. Visiting this website with ads, Avast picked up a potential virus and it seemed like it blocked it however afterwards, my laptop wasn't the same. I've been noticing web browsing was slower, each page I went to would freeze for 15 seconds or so. Then I tried browsing my own computer and I can't do that at all. If I try to open up "My Documents," the computer would just end up freezing and I would have to restart.

I also tried doing an Avast scan however it wouldn't finish since the computer would freeze in the process. So I'm having to do EVERYTHING in safe mode.

- Using Ad-Aware
- SUPER AntiSpyware
- CCleaner

Computer Spec:
- Windows XP
- 105 GB HDD (58GB used)
- 1 GB Ram

I did/used those in safe mode though so not sure if it would work fully. Please help me out with this issue, Thanks in advance!

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Run by Alex at 19:55:10.85 on Wed 03/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.789 [GMT -8:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090304-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: PC-cillin Internet Security - Virus Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)
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A:Running Safe Mode // Suspected Malware Issue

Thought I might bump this thread, it's been just about 72 hours. Here's hoping to get help, if not, I will have to go with re-format however I'm afraid of losing important applications and whatnot.

So, 'normal' mode is unstable and basically unusable and I can only use Safe Mode. Currently I'm using another computer to access the net.

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I installed my new video card through safe mode and rebooted, but If i try to go to normal mode, the screen turns black... now I'm using safe mode, but what do I do to get out of safe mode and use the video card

A:I installed a new pci video card through safe mode and rebooted...now what?

What type of card is it? Did you install the latest drivers?

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My win 8.1 pc died after the fan control was accidentally disengaged. I replaced the cpu and the video card while I was at it, going from nvidea to amd.
The pc booted up ok, I installed the amd drivers, rebooted. Then I uninstalled all the nvidea software.
Now when I boot, there is some kind of loop going on after the initial blue window sequence. The screen is black but some screen icons flicker repeatedly and there is a mouse cursor.

I cannot get it to boot in safe mode to try to repair this. I made a recovery disk with my other 8.1 machine but it doesn't give me startup settings. The command line from the recovery disk also seems unable to set any safe mode flag.

Any ideas?

A:Problems after changing video card - can't use safe mode

My mistake - I was typing bcedit at the command prompt instead of bcdedit. Finally got it to boot into safe mode.

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Quick question: What video card does safe mode use?

I have two : the 6310 one and the 6370 one, before i booted safe mode the 6370 was enabled in "normal mode" and had up to date drivers.


Also , anyone know how to add a signature or change username ?

White Power Ranger

A:Quick question : What video card does safe mode use?

If your running a Fairly new desktop, I believe it would run of the HD intel which is built into most new computers. This is by default and if your running a custom AMD I'm not sure how to help you there. Is there a reason you need to know?

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Hi all.

Please, read this post fully and carefully before posting a response, as the error is VERY specific, and I'm hoping I'm not the only person who has had it...

I am attempting to repair a laptop which is running WinXP Home.

I have installed service pack 3, and the most up to date security packs that are available.

Windows boots correctly in normal mode, however, booting into safe mode results in a blue screen, with the following stop code


I have attributed this error to a conflict between the parallel port and the video card, and after some googling, I discovered that the problem can be corrected by changing the hardware address of the parallel port to one which does not conflict.

The problem is this. This laptop does not have a parallel port. The BIOS does not contain anything relating to the parallel port at all, and there is no way I can change the address of the video card in either the BIOS or windows.

My current idea is to try and remove the parallel port driver from safe mode, but I have no idea where to find it, and no help is available on the internet.

I am appealing to anybody who knows of this sort of fault, or can think of anything avenue I might explore as a solution - I've been on this for the past 9 hours without a break, and I'm at my wits' end....

I have eliminated the following as potential causes.

1) Viruses - System is completely clean
2) Rootkits - as above, plus, system boots in normal mode
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A:Safe Mode/Parallel Port/Video Driver Error

Hiya liquid_vision.

I`m not too sure about the hardware side of laptops but is it possible (and easy) to get to the mobo battery ? If it is, take it out and put it back in after a minute or two, therefore resetting BIOS.

Another idea is to boot up in normal mode, uninstall the GPU drivers and after rebooting, install them again, ensuring they`re the up-to-date ones and correct for that particular graphics chip.


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Okay, so this is my first time using this site. I'm hoping for some answers or at least guidance on how to fix the issue.
I wouldn't call myself an advanced user but probably higher than average. I have an Acer Extensa. I got it from my brother in law because he said it was un-usable. [Filled with viruses.] I removed them but the computer has always crashed at least 3 times a day since I got it(4 months ago), or went to the blue screen. It would always just restart and nothing would be missing or damaged (to my knowledge) so I just let it be.

Earlier today I ran Norton and it recommended Norton Power Eraser for 2 files it could not otherwise get rid of. Once I ran that, my computer shut off and hasn't been the same. I can only access safe mode, and by the chance that it does boot up normally without using safe mode, it loads my desktop icons, background image and then turns off. I have been able to use system restore, with no restore point in the past (Don't ask how, because it's beyond me) but I cannot this time.
So, my problem is the constant Blue screen and shutting off, without restarting and no restore point. PLEASE HELP ME OUT!

A:BSOD issue. No restore point. Forced to use safe mode.

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My HP Dx6000 will only start in the Safe mode with networking start up option. I've tried:

Virus checks (doesn't appear to be a virus)
Windows Directory Services Restore Mode
System restore
MSCONFIG, unchecking everything
Last known good configuration
Tried CHKDSK.. it says system will check in 6 seconds but when the time runs out it never checks it.
Cannot get it to load "sfc scannow" either.

When I check out the device manager there are !! next to all of the microsoft adapters. Not sure if this is because I'm in Safe mode or if it's the problem why the normal mode isnt loading.

If I go Going into Microsoft adapter properties and try to roll back the driver the option is not clickable.
Any ideas ?

A:Labtop will only start in Safe mode / Network Adapter issue ?

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I'll try to make this short but it's complicated:

Recently, my computer died. After it died, it would turn on for a few seconds then off, turn on for a few seconds then off...(keeps repeating)

After some troubleshooting I decided it was the mobo so I replaced it with a similar board. LG1366 SuperMicro MBD-X8SAX-O to fit triple channel ram and my i7-930 processor. Put all my parts in then the computer finally booted. I am able now to get into bios, but when the computer tries to boot windows, it is ULTRA SLOW and stays stuck at "Windows is loading" screen.

I then tried to boot from a Windows 7 CD but it won't even let me get that far. I also tried Hiren's Boot CD (Hiren's BootCD Fan & Discussion Platform) and boot mini windows XP from the CD...STILL could not get past the windows loading screen. F8 didn't work at all for any of the CDs to get into safe mode or anything. Can't get that far.

If there's a way to change the Mobo to expect 3 sticks of ram [perhaps that's the WMD message?] then I don't know how on this bios. I really need help...badly. So far I can only get into bios and i navigated but couldn't do much.

Here's a picture of where it's stuck:

And a Pic of the WMD Info:

My Desktop:
3x2GB Sticks of Corsair 2048MB 1600MHz ram. 1.65V ver3.2
SuperMicro MBD-X8SAX-O Mobo [new one]
i7-930 processor
850Watt Power Supply
2x ATI Radeon 5770 crossfired graphics cards
80GB solid state HD + Windows 7 Pro [OS is on this one]
1TB Storage HDD

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A:Horrible boot issue. Can't even get into safe mode/past bios

Hi from Sevenforums,

Have you tried Each Memory Module one at a time?

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I run Windows 7. My graphics card is an nvidea GTX 760.

I was running an intensive application earlier (Elder Scrolls Online, video game). The game crashed, and a message was displayed stating something along the lines that "The device driver has stopped working, and has now been succesfully restored". I noticed through Open Hardware Monitor that the graphics card temperature had reached into the 60s, so I manually upped the fan speed on the graphics card, gave the computer a rest for a few minutes, then went back to playing.

Same problem happened again, only this time in addition to the error message there were also strange.. markings/patterns/graphical glitches coming up on the screen.

I did some googling, and was lead to the following link:
"Display driver stopped responding and has recovered" error in Windows 7 or Windows Vista

I attempted to install the Microsoft fix. Since installing this fix, I have been unable to boot into normal Windows - it simply stays forever on the "Windows starting" page with black background and the windows image on. I went out and left it like that for a good three hours just to be sure.

I have ran a system restore back to yesterday, before installing the MS fix, but the system still will only start in safe mode.

Device Manager does pick up on the graphics card when I look.

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A:Issues with graphics card driver, now can only boot into safe mode?


Upon looking at device manager again, I saw there is an error with the "AMDA00 Interface" under System devices.

Upon disabling this, I can now boot into Windows normally.

Can anybody help me to further understand or resolve this issue?

Motherboard is an Asus H87-Pro
Graphics card is an EVGA nVidea GTX 760
CPU is an i5-4570

Windows 7

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Customer Support:For my current PC functional problems, I need help with resolving what appears to be an inconsistency with the available 8.1- and Win 10-related driver/utilities updates that are shown as "Recommended" for my PCs on Lenovo's "Driver & Support" site. Here's why. I purchased two (2) Yoga 2 11" Laptops, Type 80CX, Pentium Quad Core N3520 CPU, BIOS 92CN35WW Baytrail-M with Win 8.1 installed. At some point, the first of two problems showed up: the Airplane Mode On/Off (F7 Key) quit working on both PCs, presumably due to Win 8.1 updates/patches. But, I lived with it as the Mode could be switched by alternate means. Next I decided to take advantage of the free Win 10 update offer, but decided to upgrade just one of the PCs - so now I have one Win 8.1 and one Win 10 PC. Eventually, the second of the two problems showed up, but on just the Win 10 PC, again presumably due to Win 10 updates: the keyboard and pointer would quit working during use in the "Notebook" mode - one of the four operating modes, the other three being Stand, Tent, and Tablet Modes. I could temporarily fix this by reboots. This I could not live with, so I began searching for solutions. Using the Lenovo Drivers & Software site, I selected certain PC updates that I believed to be pertinent to this problem as well as some additonal updates that could be important and depend on the other updates to fix the problem. On this Win 10 PC, I installed 1) BIOS Baytrail-M update 92CN93WW.exe, 2) Yoga M... Read more

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Ive had the Acer 3003 wlmi for 4 years now (running XP) - ive always had issues with a flickering screen which is the first issue. Second one started about 2 years ago - the laptop began overheating. Sometimes it gets so extreme that Im unable to touch the mousepad or have the machine on my lap. If any intensive application is run (ie, malware scans, dvd, youtube stream etc), the machine overheats powers off.

Last week, this happened and so I switched on the machine as per usual again - I was taken to screen where it recommends safe mode (3 different options), a normal mode, or a last known settings mode - if I click on any of these options, the machine powers off, then loads up again - its just a cycle now and I can't get past it.

Ive been able to access the BIOS screen, and have also taken out the cooling fan to clean.

I have mechanical failure warranty and they are scheduled to pick the machine up for evaluation in the next day or so - they have warned me that if it turns out to be a software issue or virus, then I will be liable for charges. Obviously I dont want it to come to that - what is the likelihood of this being the case? I dont have the system restore disc anymore so am unable to run that.

Or is it a hardware failure taking all things into consideration?

Suggestions/advice are greatly appreciated!


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Hello all-Very nice forum here, btw. Learning quite a bit. I've been reading for the past few days trying to resolve my system issues myself - I think it's time to post.Problemon Boot -- computer completes Post, brings up windows XP Media Center Edition Splash, then goes blank. (yes, I've read the sticky post on boot issues... video card/drivers is my next check, but I don't know how -- plz read on why.)Specs:Dell E520Windows Xp, MCE05U (Media Center Edition 2005)Processor, 6300, 1.86, 2M, Core Duo-conroe, Burn 2Dual In-Line Memory Module, 1G 533M, 128X64, 8, 240, 2RX8 Hard Drive, 320GB, S2, 7.2K, 16M Unleaded, SeagateDvd+/-rw, 16, Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Serial AtaGraphics, 7300, Low Encryption, MRMGA10No PS/2 PCI for mouse or keyboard -- only USBSystem is in warranty for 20 more days as of post - I am helping out a friend - it is not my computer.Detailed Description of problem and current attempts to troubleshootUser says no new software was loaded on machine prior, says problem never occurred before. Does run windows automatic updates in the background) I asked him to boot to safe mode and run virus scan. He did, no viruses reported.I now have the machine.Attempted to boot in safe mode without networking, get the safe mode 4 corners on black screen, then log in page. Neither mouse nor Keyboard function (though both are clearly getting power - light indicator on keyboard - laser on optical mouse illuminates.)Reboot and checked BIOS settings -- no... Read more

A:WIN XP-Media Center Edition05 - boot issue, no safe mode, no recovery cd

to the BC forums.WOW!!! Excellent work and an exceptionally brilliant post. I like it!Let's try this for starters:Since there is no problem with the hard drive ...Start the Recovery Console using a Windows XP CD (doesn't matter - Pro or Home)Do the following ...1. Insert the CD in the computer's optical disk drive tray.2. Start or re-start the computer so that it boots from the CD. You may be prompted to "Press any key". (If the system does not appear to be booting from the CD, you may need to enter the BIOS Setup Menu and change the boot order, so that the CD-ROM/optical disk drive is set to boot before the hard disk drive.)3. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears, press the R key on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.4. The Recovery Console will ask which Windows installation you would like to log on to. If you have multiple Windows installations, it will list each one, and you would enter the number associated with the installation you would like to work on and press the <ENTER> key. If you have just one Windows installation, type 1 and press <ENTER>.5. You will be prompted for the Administrator's password. If there is no password, (and this is most likely), simply press <ENTER>.6. You will be presented with a C:\Windows> prompt. <<< Let us know if you do not see this.At the C:\Windows> prompt, type chkdsk /p and press <ENTER> (There is a space between chkdsk and the slas... Read more

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I have to fix a P4 1.70Ghz computer with XP Pro, and a 40GB HDD. I have no idea what happened to it previously. All I know is that it needs repair.

When I boot up, it goes through post, and memory check just fine. (I also notice that the screen resolution is out of wack, but I figure I can always fix that later.)

Sometime after the memory check the screen goes off and shows this red box saying something like "The input signals are nowhere to be found, monitor will shut down in # seconds." Usually it gives 7 seconds, shuts off, and then comes back on. I've restarted the computer many times - and it always happens in that sequence.

Then there's the HDD boot up. It always brings me to the "Last Known Good Configuration" screen where I must choose between Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Net, or Normal. I have gotten to the point where I've tried all of the above options, it gives me that white horizontal loading bar at the bottom, which reaches the other end - and hangs. I've left it on for hours, nothing ever comes on. The screen is perpetually black.

I've tried the bootable CD, which gets me past the load bar up to the trademark Windows XP black screen load bar. From here it takes me to a black screen, and I've sat there listening to the HDD to see if it's reading - but all I hear is silence.

I've also swapped the hard drive with a working 8GB drive, and I still get the same results. At this point I'm not quit... Read more

A:Boot issue - black screen after safe and normal mode selection.

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