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XP Black Screen after Loading Screen, NO SAFE MODE EITHER

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April 28, 2011 3:04:30 AM

XP Black Screen after Loading Screen, NO SAFE MODE EITHER

I really need some help.
My windows XP desktop worked fine for the past two years. One day it shut down randomly. I could never get it to start again without going to the Black Screen. I have unsuccessfully attempted to start it in Safe Mode, VGA Mode, etc. NO LUCK.

Any suggestions? I really need to SOLVE THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. There are many important files i need to retrieve.
I tried Spotmau's BootSuite, no luck.

Any suggestions are more than greatly appreciated.


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April 28, 2011 2:41:08 PM

First question - Do you see a Post on Boot from Bios ?
Second question - Does it boot on say FreeBSD off a CD ?
Third - You can install XP fresh (leave file system as is do NOT format), you will have a running OS and all your files should be accessible on the HD. From here you can backup your stuff, then re-partition and re-format for a clean install OR you can run off the second install and delete old windows directory to free up space, re-install your apps.
April 28, 2011 5:10:27 PM

1st Question - Yes, I believe so.
2nd Question - I will attempt to boot using a FreeBSD cd.
3rd Question - I do not have a windows XP disk anynmore.

Any further speculation as to what the problem could be?
April 30, 2011 2:25:37 AM

is there is message displayed when it stops at the black screen? if so what does it say as it could help narrow down the issue for it.
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