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Restart your computer and then press and hold F8 keys until you get Advanced Options menu screen.Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, and then press Enter, your computer will boot automatically to safe mode.
If you able to start in the safe mode then Update drivers for your hardware. black Screens are hardware or driver related so updated drivers could fix the cause of the STOP error.
If it didn't helps you then simply get the system utility program like PC Fresher that will fix windows errors that cause of black screen screen
Ok, this makes sense.
If this was a legit dvd, then it most likely had extra content on it (like wallpaper, sounds, etc) that installed something that crashed a driver. If it wasn't legit, then the "player" that was used to play the movie installed something that crashed a driver.
If you can. I would reinstall some drivers to start. Have you tried the "Last known good configuration" option?
Then if reinstalling drivers doesn't work, I would just restore the Windows OS. But remember to BACKUP YOUR FILES.....once you restore it will be erased.
That compaq is a good machine unless you really want another PC this is fixable.
Check device manager and ensure that there is more than one display adapter listed, and no devices with red X on them. Please right click on both video adapters, and left click uninstall - don't worry. Reboot, and windows will try to redetect hardware to hopefully reinstall the missing video adapter. Another good option would be to do a system restore to the day before the problem startd. Last option would be to uninstall all video card software/drivers on the system and reboot. windows will install generic drivers, and then you can reinstall the proper software for the video card.
Are you able to start the computer in safe mode? Try starting the computer into safe mode by following the instructions found here. If the computer loads in safe mode, then you can try disabling some startup programs by reading the instructions found here and restarting your computer. If this fails to fix it, you'll probably need to reinstall windows. Steven