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When I boot up my HP Pavilion a420n I get no icons or start menu.

It only brings up my screensaver. I have searched for other suggestions on this site, but the only one I found suggests starting in safe mode with networking. When I do this, I am unable to enter any text. HELP!!!

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  • jtstuck Jan 01, 2009

    I have been able to get into safe mode with networking, but this only gives me a black screen with safe mode written in each corner and "microsoft (R) Windows WP (R) (Build 2600 .xpsp_gdr.080814-1233: Service Pack 2) written at the top of the center of the screen.



    The screensaver that I see when I boot up is the same screensaver I've had on my pc for years, but no icons or start menu pop up.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    All I have is screensaver the only thing I can get is by using ctl alt delete I get is windows task manage and cannot do anything else. I had spyware take over my PC and have lost everything. HELP

  • gagan dhingra May 11, 2010

    You can enter in this option by tapping F8 key as soon as you restart the computer and then you will see Windows Advanced Options and then using up and down arrow key choose safe mode with networking then press enter and after that you will see operating system then again press enter and then you will enter ins safe mode with networking

    Please also let me know what text you are not able to enter and also tell me about screensaver that you see

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Restart your CPU, then press function key F8 or F5, choose the "directory services restore..." wait for a while. when the checking is over, then a dialog box will appear on the safe mode state, choose NO to restore to an earlier date where you think your PC was in its good condition. good luck.

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Try doing a system restore back to when your computer was working. This should fix your problem!

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