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.
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.