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Could be hardware or a bad load of the OS. Does your BIOS post? Unplug the disk drive(s) and watch your screen. It should present several screens as it boots to a black screen. Run diagnostics on your HDD. If good, reload your OS.
It would be helpful if you posted the Make, Model and the OS you are using. Does it boot? Can you boot to Safe Mode? Have you checked ALL cables? Do you get anything on the screen? Fans spin? LED's Blink at boot? Sound? Need more info.
reinstall os.bios should be preset to boot from cd/dvd but if not power on then press delete key or escape key till bios loads-in boot opt. select cd/dvd drive first boot.put os disk in drive and restart when asked to press key to boot from cd do so.follow inst. instructions.after insall detects previous version of xp select repair (r key) and follow inst. should solve startup problem without losing data.if not reinstall os but select leave files intact instead of format or you will lose all files.
These file help to boot the system but good news is that you can fix it.through two methods. 1 fix the new boot record using Recovery Console. 2. repair the OS (recommended) how to accomplish them. method 1:
Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change
the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.
Check your system documentation for steps to access the
BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen,
you will see the options below
This portion of the
Setup program prepares Microsoft
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If
the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to
diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation.
on this stage we shall make use of two commands, use one command at ago.restart the computer at every command.
Fixboot writes a new startup sector on the system partition.
Bootcfg modifies the Boot.ini file for boot configuration and
assuming method one failed, repent steps 1-4 and -->>press enter to install xp -->>press R to repair. this will repair the entire OS files and you will take the normal installation procedure. incase your stack don't hesitant to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Try reinstall the OS. or press F5 or F8 when boots AND LOGIN TO SAFEMODE AND DO SYSTEM RESTORE. if are not able to go to safemode, then press del when boots and getinto the bios and check the bootable device is harddisk