My laptop freezes up with a black screen and when I restert it, i get the three options of a normal start up, safe mode, or safe mode networking. I have picked each of the three options and I am returned to the options screen with no change. I reload Windows XP and the computer operates fine. A few days later, the black screen re-appears and I repeat the reloading of the operating system and again the computer operates fine. Does this sound like a hard drive failure or something else.
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
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Press the three key Ctrl+Alt+delete from your keypad when you see that black screen with cursor blinking,the scree will come up automatically or else try to switch the notebook in safe mode by following these instruction: 1. Turn on the notebook and keep pressing the F8 key from your keypad 2. You will find options like --Safe mode --Safe mode with Networking --Start window Normally 3. You need to select the Safe mode with networking option and then press enter from your keypad
This way you can get into the safe mode and you can easily use the notebook.
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Try starting it in safe mode.
When the computer is starting just after the beep or when the bios info goes away press f8 repeatedly and you will get an option to open in regular or safe mode.
Alternativly you can also hold down teh ctrl key and it should do the same.
Did you install or update and drivers recently?
Many things could be causing this, the first thing I would do is boot into safe mode and see if the issue continues.
Just before the Windows 7 splash screen (black with windows logo) appears, press the F8 key to enterAdvanced Boot Options.
You should now see the Advanced Boot Options screen. If not, you may have missed the short window of opportunity to press F8 in the previous step and Windows 7 is probably now continuing to boot normally assuming it's able to. If this is the case, just restart your computer and try pressing F8 again.
Here you are presented with three variations of Windows 7 Safe Mode you may enter:
Safe Mode - This is the default option and is usually the best choice. This mode will load only the absolute minimum processes necessary to start Windows 7.
The OS-loading screen is a stong indicator that thee is nothing wrog with your hardware, but it is a driver issue. You need to press F8 as your computer starts up and enter SAFE-MODE. Windows 7 Using the F8 Method:
Restart your computer.
When the computer starts you will see your computer's hardware being listed. When you see this information start to gently tap the F8 key on your keyboard repeatedly until you are presented with the Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options screen as shown in the image below.
Figure 11. Windows 7 Advanced Boot Options screen
Using the arrow keys, select the Safe Mode option you want.
Then press the enter key on your keyboard to boot into Windows 7 Safe Mode.
When Windows starts you will be at a typical logon screen. Logon to your computer and Windows 7 will enter Safe mode.
Do whatever tasks you require, and when you are done, reboot to go back into normal mode.
In safe-mode remove & delete the drivers you installed. If you can, revert to your old driver set.
You can't fix that anymore, your windows copy is now "corrupted or impotent".
If it won;t work on safe mode, probably your system files are at a bad condition.
Recovery disc might get you to startup again, but if ever there is a virus it will just happen again.
I advise you to reformat if you don't have anymore files to save.
If ever there is, well... maybe get a linux live CD so you can browse through your hard disk again.
Hope I helped, cheers.