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I have windows xp professional and i have tried to do a systems restore to no avail. Though I can access safemode with no issues just cant access the internet, I need to know how to fix this problem.

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  • Aaron Voegele Nov 08, 2012

    Also I dont have the reboot disk that came with the computer

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Im not quite sure i understand the problem
when you acess safe mode do you get a screen ?
if the screen is black you wont be able to get the internet unless you select safe mode with networking

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive power and data cables IDE SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


make sure all leads that are attached to your dvd\cd floppy drives have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty


computers need power and data to travel through every working device to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


even something as small as a faulty electrical or fan lead can cause you problems



motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail



check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working



also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in

post a reply if you need more help with this



hope this helps

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AH yes, Kristen very familiar with your issue, it is trying to load the primary boot record from a device it dosen't see , ( re: a floppy thats not there) you need to check the BIOS and make sure the booting sequence is correct (re:disable floopy if one dose not exist, etc) please write back if you need help doing all of these things

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SOURCE: Dell dimension 3000. Just Black Screen no Windows XP.

From your description, you were able to boot the machine properly in Safe Mode. While in Safe Mode, change the video resolution to the lowest possible (color depth does not matter at this point). You should also check that you are configured for single monitor operation if your video card supports multiple monitors. Reboot the machine normally. If all goes well, you can readjust your video settings for a higher resolution again.

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