Display problems w/ Fujitsu in XP-2

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Hello. Recently, I tried to copy (rip) some contents from a DVD-R to my hard drive via my CDRW/DVD drive. Before I could complete the operation, my computer started acting real funny a slowed to a halt (it didn't freeze because I could still somewhat move my mouse). I forced a hard reboot of my laptop. Upon power-up, my computer would run through the system boot process and display the WinXP load status bar (logo with status bar running across the screen). After the XP display disappears (and before the logon screen), the laptop screen would go blank. The computer kept running, no power save because I would move the mouse and nothing would happen. Any suggestions? Thanks

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Are you able to boot it in SAFE mode…??

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  • Poppaman2
    As suggested above, try booting in Safe Mode - if that works, look around a bit to see exactly what might have been installed... If Safe Mode won't work, try running a repair from either the recovery console (if available) or from your installation media. Make sure you do a full and complete virus scan using your favorite A/V program, and then scan with another brand, to be sure/safe... (hey, paranoia can be a GOOD thing...). Try startup with logging (or whatever the actual entry is called from the "F8" start menu) and examine the resulting bootlog.txt file to see exactly where the boot failure is occuring. Where did you get the DVD-R? If from a trusted source, ask them what was on the DVD...
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  • EricHarris
    Along with the virus scan, it wouldn't hurt to scan for spyware. There are several good ones which are free, such as Microsoft AntiSpyware, Ad-Aware and Spybot. None of them catch everything, though, so use 2 or more. For packages that need to be purchased, CounterSpy and Pest Patrol are good. Good Luck
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  • NeoCentric
    Hello. Thanks to everyone so far for their comments. After I booted in safe mode, I ran my Ad-Aware for any ad/spyware...none. I also ran Norton AV with no viruses. I can't recall their name but someone suggested to check and see some display file upon bootup. Could you elaborate on that? I rebooted in normal mode and still a blank screen before the login. I just so happen to leave the computer running since the hard drive light still illuminated, and to my surprise, after about 15-20 min, my login screen appeared. After that, everything went well. ??? Anybody?
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  • PeterMac
    Typical windows problem, assume when you rebooted you had removed the DVD, at startup explorer just goes looking for everything it had open last time, timeouts can be quite horrific, can get same effect if you have a lot of network files open, and lose the network. Your blank screen was just explorer looking for stuff on the missing DVD.
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  • NeoCentric
    Hello again everybody. This is just a sidebar to my original problem. If anyone can help me out with this, feel free. Does anybody know what the following error statement means: "Run a DLL as an App had encountered an error and will need to close" Below that it gives me that Microsoft send error report. What registry file or display file could cause this? Oh, it's in the same Fujitsu comptuer. ???
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