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Blank screen with cursor

I have re-installed XP with sp2. on boot up see windows starting up then screen goes blank (I see cursor and I am able to move with mouse pad)
tried starting in safe mode same thing (with "safe mode" text in all 4 corners)
tried connecting to an out side monitor (same thing as above)

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Re: Blank screen with cursor

MS-DOS edit command help This would bring up a blank edit screen, as long as the file is saved upon exit
Click on the above link , Good Luck/Please dont for get to Vote.Thank you.

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