P.C keeps on booting and return to black screen

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Windows XP
When I switch on my P.C it comes up to a black screen saying safe mode ,safe mode with networking ,start windows normally ecc.I have tried and choosen all of them but after the seconds pass it will boot again and comes back to the black screen instead of goig to the o.s windows xp
ASKED: July 20, 2008  10:03 PM
UPDATED: July 22, 2008  3:03 PM

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you are going to want to run the checkdisk utility:

enter the command prompt from boot then type chkdsk /f and you should be able to find the error.

otherwise you can boot from your XP CD and diagnose from there.

You can try a repair install of windows xp by booting to the xp disk and see if it will repair it first. If you try the repair and it tells you it cannot find an instance of xp to repair then you are facing a format/reinsstall of the OS.

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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    If Scandisk (if you are able to do that) tells about any bad sectors in the Hard Disk, repair or change the harddisk. If no bad sectors, then, most probably the OS repair/fresh install will solve this issue as I think the OS has got corrupt. Check if you have not installed any Antivirus on your system, do it immediately after this.
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  • Docutechdoug
    I had an old Dell Dimension PC that was exhibiting similar behavior. It would almost boot into Windows, but never quite get there. Then I'd try again, and...almost, but not quite. I thought maybe the CPU fan had given out and it was overheating, but the fan spun up just fine. Turned out there was something fried on the motherboard, a transistor leaking near the battery.
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  • Nitestalker
    Before you go as far as a reformat you might want to check some more simple solutions first. Check the CMOS battery to see if it's good. If not replace it, that's about a $2 fix and the battery does induce problems similar to yours on occasion. I don't know if you are running a Hi Res monitor or not but sometimes the resolution for the display gets set too high and all you will get is a black screen. Try hooking up a monitor with higher screen resolution capabilities and see if that will allow a display. If so, adjust your resolution downward. If these don't solve the problem, then the mor drastic solutions should be considered.
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