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The problem I am having is all the BIOS and boot things show when the machine starts. I see the Windows XP logo durring the boot, then the screen goes black. I never see the windows log in screen.
I thought it was a simple corrupt files, so I put the Win XP disk in and did a repair install, same issue.
I moved the hard drive to a working machine, problem followed hard drive.
This machine was effected be a lighting strike, did this fry part of the hard drive causing this issue or why do I lose video when I get to the point where I should be logging in to windows?
Also this machine did work before, so this is a new issue.

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  • rchaney86 Jul 01, 2009

    Found out during boot it was using video card, but switched to on board once it got to windows for some reason.

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As soon as you get past the bios screen, start clicking F8 to get a boot menu. Boot into Safe Mode.

Then right click the C:\ drive and tell it to do a full disk check with repair.

It will say it has to do it on reboot. Reboot, allow disk check to run and see if the problem is fixed.

If not, put your Windows disk back in and click Start > Run > then type sfc /scannow and clikc OK.

When finished, run windows update and reapply all service packs.

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It could also be that another device is preventing windows from booting up. Sometimes a cd/dvd drive could be the problem. Try to unplug all the extra devices that you do not need and try again. If the problem goes away insert them back one by one.

You could also make an ultimate boot cd and check your hard disk using the utilities available. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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Since when u want 2 install fresh copy of any window. . . .try to format the drive in which previous window is installed,.. . .. if not try to install fresh copy in other drive n then format previously installed windows drive by backing up your data

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