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I have a desktop dimension 6400 and it goes to black screen i pressed f12 and went thru every thing and pressed enter it goes back to black screen

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Sounds like you are having a boot issue with the hard drive.

Try booting to your XP CD from the F12 menu and running CHKDSK /F from recovery console

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