Laptop boots..appears to be loading XP..asks for login info...loads personal settings..then stops with a blank desktop screen. No icons..nothing further happens..mouse works..control+alt+del brings up the login/logoff box and allows you to log-off, shutdown, etc.
I tried changing the bios to boot from disk and get the same exact result with booting from the disk. I can't boot to "safe" mode..or to a DOS prompt...
What can, or can I even do anything for remedy this?
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You don't state the OS but usually it is a damaged system file.
On XP you can try this: Boot computer and press Ctrl+Alt+Delete twice when you See Windows welcome screen / login screen. It`ll show classic login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in username field and leave password field blank, press Enter and you should be able to login Windows. Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts". On Win 7 or Vista: Ctrl+Alt+Delete won`t work, you have to use some windows password recovery software. I recommend Windows Password Reset Deluxe
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press fn button and with up-arrow increase brightness ,,, in windows open display settings by right clicking on the desktop (intel or nvidia properties ) acer 4320 could have nvidia or intel ... increase the brightness and the contrast or load the default settings ,,, use external monitor if need ...
The user settings are corrupted. Try to boot in Safe Mode and in there disable all programs that are loaded at boot.
If you can't boot in Safe Mode then the corruption is too great to fix, you will have to reinstall. If you need to recover/backup your files then , before reinstalling, boot with a Linux Live-CD and copy them.
If the computer boots in to safe mode fine, you more than likely have a virus or spyware interfering with the boot process.
Windows also could have corruption on it. Insert your windows XP CD and boot the computer, you may need to set your boot order in BIOS so tht CD is first.
Once the CD loads Run the recovery console Select 1 for the C: drive if it asks for a password this is generally blank or will be the password on the "Administrator" account you see when you boot to windows in safemode
Once in the recovery console do a chkdsk /f command This is will check for errors on the disk and can fix a lot of boot issues I would also suggest typing the command mbrfix to replace the master boot record.
If it still will not boot you may need to reinstall windows xp
isnt there a quik boot option in the bios?,look at your system info in windows,rt.click my computer and hit properties,is your processor speed correct,and your ram memory all there.?should be a number divisible by 64,if its not and your missing 10 or 15 meg. one of your ram sticks is loose or failing,pop them out and reseat them,seems to help some of the time,hope this helps ,let me know more details
This is caused by two files that are corrupt on your system. If you can get to another XP computer and get the following two files from the windowssystem32 folder and copy them to the same location on your hard drive. The easiest way is to connect your hard drive to the other computer as a slave and copy them.
The files are: userinit.exe and wsaupdater.exe You can pull the HD out of the problem computer and put it in place of the CD on the working one to copy these files.
Also if they both have floppy drives, make a dos boot disk on the and copy the two files to the floppy. Boot from this floppy and copy the files to the c:windowssystem32 folder. Hope this helps