Sometimes it will come on and freeze in starting xp other times i just get black screen
When i start my computer if its been off for a while it will start up and if i dont go to safe mode it freezes after it loads i took it back to factory settings and it still freezes if i turn it off then turn it back on without letting it sit for about an hour i just get a black screen
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Re: sometimes it will come on and freeze in starting xp...
- If the system can still boot to safemode w/ networking try to download some third party tools to check if the system is infected of virus.
- If the system wont even boot to safemode or freeze under safemode try to do windows repair.
- If this will not help you, try to back-up data using a third party vendor and do clean reinstall or you can also try running diagnostic test to check hardware issue.
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You may have hard drive issues or corrupted window files, remove hardware and reseat it back in position, sometimes this will correct the problem, next sub out the memory one at a time, causes a lot of strange symptoms. If none of these works, use the recovery disc "if you made one" The final option is a computer store to resolve the issues.
Start the computer and press the f8 key as if to start in sage mode, but select the "Disable system reboot on error" (not sure of the exact wording on that). Then when the BSOD hits it will stay there so you can get the error number and message.
Alot of times these are memory errors so I would also suggest that you download a program called memtest 86. It is a small ISO file that will create a bootable cd to test the memory. You can get it from:
It sounds like your Video card and/or motherboard are starting to give out or your LCD is giving way. Try plugging the laptop into an external screen and see if it still acts strangely or even displays on the external monitor.
2 questions do you press one of the function keys if you do it will do that and if you dont it is because of an so called "improper shutdown". what you want to do is simply move the arrow keys left or right brfore the menu. if that does not work press first safe mode wate along time and after just do start windows normly and wate along time
basing on the information you have given here are the possible solutions:
remove any external device connected to your system (printer, external hard drive and others) if removing this does not work and still gets a blank screen with blinking cursor try to go to safe mode with networking. if successful try to download the driver for your video adapter.
when you try to start the computer , do get anything on the screen like a logo? when does the blank screen occurs, is it during the turning ON of the computer or during the windows xp logo appears on the screen?
a blank screen could be caused by the following: defective video adapter, corrupted video driver, defective memory, unknown device causing the issue like the hard drive, optical drive or other peripheral installed inside the computer.
first, ensure your system restore is turned on and make a restore point right now!...assuming you have run a thorough disk check and de-frag.
then, trust the system restore. I have used it with success 100% of the 20 or so times I have used it. Next, start using the "Hibernate" power down mode. I have found this to work wonders with third-party driver problems. It seems that once a good startup happens, then freeze it (and continue to get a good startup) with hibernate from then on. Last, check about every month for the quantity of restore points that have taken place automatically by Windows. Sometimes, depending on the size of the hard drive, too many points can begin to encroach on your free space that you want for virtual memory or data. So for example, I see 15 restore points in the last month, I will dlete them all by cancelling system restore. Then I use "clean disk" scandisk and defrag. Then I turn restore back on.