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Ibm 600e 26454au notebook-windows xp installed, was operating fine,now on startup black screen appears with several vertical lines pointing to boxes at bottom of screen. new 40 gb h drive installed previously.?

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  • f_modell Oct 07, 2010

    computer never was online- no virus attack possible

  • f_modell Oct 07, 2010

    the screen is black with a rectangle at the top,vertical lines going down to bottom of screen with ,i believe numbers, in 7 or more boxes at bottom of screen. has the effect of a diagram with rectangle at top and boxes at bottom connected. have updated the ram with max allowed,i think 280,i added 1 stick a long time ago when i first purchased machine. is it possible that copy of windows xp i used has a default shutdown. copy was one of seven made from original.machine was working for awhile. then the diagram came up and can not boot up windows

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Hi,

I would suggest to perform a repair install of windows xp and see if that help.

how to perform a repair installation

insert your Windows XP Setup CD, and restart your computer.

1.When the Press any key to boot from CD message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.

if not then the computer is not set to start up from a cd, you can either enter the setup / bios to change that setting OR right when you power up the computer look at the screen it will say what button to press in order to enter boot menu or bios, it will very likely be button F12 or similar, it should say on the screen when you power on.

if it doesn't, then you need to go into the bios and change the boot order so that the computer starts from the CD first.

after that you should be able to start from the cd and install the OS

here's some info on how to work the bios: solve boot cd issues, bios and boot order.


Repeat step 1 when you have changed the boot order.

2.Press ENTER when you see the message To setup Windows XP now, and then press ENTER displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen.

3.Do not choose the option to press R to use the Recovery Console.

4.In the Windows XP Licensing Agreement, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.

5.Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.

6.Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

7.Ones windows is working you will need the drivers for your computer, they are at the makers website, for hp and compaq. www.hp.com for acer http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/downloads.html for all other brands go to google and write Brand drivers. Should get you to the right place. Dell is most likely www.dell.com and so on.

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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What do you mean by that "boxes.......". It's not so clear. I would also need more details about how did this happen, just unexpectedly or while you were working or when you made some changes or when you install/uninstall hardware/software etc...

I don't think that 40 gb hdd isn't the cause with this issue, assuming that you've been using the system without problem even after the HDD was upgraded.

I would suggest you to check the Ram, if there are multiple Ram sticks installed, try to swap them and boot the system everytime you power on the system. It's also necessary to boot the system without Hdd and Ram, this is to make sure that they are not they causes, if the it's boot's upto bios screen or if you hear the bios error beeps, that would be helpful.

Let me know with the details, so that I can help you narrow down the troubleshooting method.

Thanks...

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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Reboot your computer. Press F1 to access BIOS. Choose "Restore last known good configuration". If you are successful with this, ran a virus scan. A virus could have infected your HD and is causing this.

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