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Windows xp boot issue

My computer suddenly failed to boot. the screen went blank and a DOS window came up with several selections, which did not help. now, even the DOS screen will not show up, it's just black. the hard drive seems to start going but nothing appears on screen. what can i try?

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Don't format or re install anything, just put your windows cd, wait antill the blue screen finish putting files on the hard disk, then choose : repair using recovery console, don't select install windows, a black screen with C:/ will show up, now write fixboot then hit enter, then write chckdsk then hit enter, and then write exit and hit enter your comp will be working very well .

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Hi, It might not be a Windows problem but rather hardware. You may want to try cleaning/reseating your memories or your video card if you have one and not a built-in. Also it may be worth your time to observe a few other things: 1. Is there a beeping sound, if yes, is it continuous, intermittent, up-down; 2. which indicator leds light up and at what point/stage; 3. is the blower fan spinning; 4. Is there anything out of the ordinary, burnt smell, clacking/slapping sound, etc? Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things are or should you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.

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Have you got your WindowsXP CD? You could put it in the CD drive and let it boot from CD. Then select "r" (Repair Option). This will attempt to re-install your xp without losing data. (Not always possible) If you have no data on the drive that you want to keep then you could ignore the repair install and try the full re-install. you will need your motherboard drivers etc for this. It sounds like your Boot records or system files are corrupt.

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I see you mentioned you update IE9 then you now get a blank screen...

If I may ask the blank screen showed up after the update or did it show up after restarting the computer?

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How to get to a MS-DOS prompt.
Reason: If Windows or the computer is not operating properly, it may be necessary to get to a MS-DOS prompt to diagnose and to perform additional troubleshooting on the computer.
Solution: MS-DOS users
Windows 3.x users
Windows 95, 98 and ME users
Windows NT, 2000 and XP users
Windows Vista users
Other PC Operating System users

MS-DOS users If you are running MS-DOS with no other operating systems, the computer should be booting into a MS-DOS prompt automatically unless you have a shell or other program loading automatically. If the computer is not getting you to a MS-DOS prompt, reboot the computer and as the computer is booting, press the F5 key when you see the message "Starting MS-DOS" or the MS-DOS version. This will load the default standard MS-DOS. If you successfully get to a MS-DOS prompt and would like to prevent the computer from loading the program that is preventing you from getting to a MS-DOS prompt, or if you would like to fix possible error messages you may be receiving when booting the computer, edit the autoexec.bat and/or the config.sys files.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users If you are able to get into Windows 95, 98 or ME, you can get to a MS-DOS prompt by following the below steps.
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  2. Click Run
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This will open a MS-DOS shell. However, if you are attempting to troubleshoot an issue with the computer and are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98we suggest you restart the computer into MS-DOS. To do this follow the below steps.
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If you are unable to get into Windows 95 or Windows 98 to get into a MS-DOS prompt, follow the below instructions (Windows ME does not have this option).
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Microsoft Windows 95 Startup Menu
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3. Safe mode
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5. Command prompt only
6. Safe mode command prompt only
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4. Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista users If you're running Windows NT, 2000, or Windows XP and need to get to MS-DOS prompt follow the below steps.
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Additional information about the difference between "cmd" and "command" can be found on document CH000395. If you're attempting to get into a MS-DOS prompt to troubleshoot the computer boot the computer into safe mode. Additional information about how to get into safe mode can be found on document CHSAFE. Windows 2000, XP, and Vista users who are unable to boot the computer into Normal Windows mode or Safe mode can also enter the recovery console to manage their computer from a prompt. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000627. Finally, if you are experiencing issues getting into Windows NT, 2000, or XP, it may be necessary to run troubleshooting steps from a MS-DOS prompt. It is recommended that the Network Administrator get into the MS-DOS prompt by using either a standard MS-DOS boot diskette (note: will not be able to access data using a standard MS-DOS bootable diskette) or the ERD diskettes created after the installation of Windows NT, or boot from the Windows XP CD.

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