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Clarification 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 XP (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.

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Try switching to only "SAFE MODE"
OR
you may also try pressing alt+del+ctrl keys at once this should bring up the task manager. you may try to end some process which may be malfunctioning and this will help you to go to the desktop.

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Type the word "run" in the window that appears.
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When starting up laptop all i get is the vaio logo then a blank screen with a blinking underscore in the top left corner


Try rebooting and pressing F8 when it starts until after the Vaio logo - this should allow you to attempt to boot into safe mode (without networking for now).

When in safe mode - open a command prompt by pressing the windows key on your keyboard and R.
Now type - cmd - (not the - )

A black box comes up so type - chkdsk /f - then answer Y - press enter and close the window.

Restart the system and see if it boots into Windows.

Hope this helps - good luck.

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Typically when you turn your computer on you begin to tao the F8 key until you get a black screen with white letters offering you different options of which safe mode is one. You just use the arrow keys to move up and down until you hilight the one you want and hit enter. It will take a minute or two to get into safe mode. Once in you will have the words "Safe Mode in all 4 corners of the scareen. If you don't have that then you probably aren't in safe mode.
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My compaq d51c tower will start up and i have a black scream on my moi have tryed to reboot how can i fix this promble?


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In safe mode try pressing ctrl+alt+del, then go to task manager-->applications-->New task, then type: explorer.exe Now your desktop should appear. you could also try running: msconfig In the same way, and see wether explorer.exe is still in the startup. Adding it again will permanently solve your problem. I hope this helps, Yannick.

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You almost certainly have a virus. If you can't even get into safe mode the easiest way to fix it is remove the hard drive and back up any files on it with a different computer, then re-install Windows on the original drive.

You can try booting from your Windows XP installation disk and using the recovery console there to repair your installation. That's not too hard and I would say works 30% of the time.

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Hi, I wonder someone could help me. My computer is IMEDIA 1901, S/N 038958820300 with Windows XP. It was working all right until 3 days ago. Now after power is on, I have Packardbell logo screen, then...


Hi.

Even i once had this problem.
There are two solution.
First remove the ram and wipe it then fit it again.
If this doesn't help then get the system formatted.

Hope this will help you (By the way it did helped me)

Regards
Faraz

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