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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 3:18:14 AM

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Just formatted and did clean install Windows XP HE. Installed all Windows
updates including SP2. I needed to go into safe mode to remove a file and
when I do I get a blank black screen with safe mode in all 4 corners. Mouse
cursor is very erratic.

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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 3:11:39 PM

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That's normal.
When you boot to Safe mode you will find a black screen with 'Safe mode'
written in four corners.But after a little while you will get the
welcome screen,don't you get that?

regards,
ssg MS-MVP
Don Pullem wrote:
> Just formatted and did clean install Windows XP HE. Installed all Windows
> updates including SP2. I needed to go into safe mode to remove a file and
> when I do I get a blank black screen with safe mode in all 4 corners. Mouse
> cursor is very erratic.
>
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 3:11:40 PM

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Thanks for responding.

No, I never get the welcome screen. I waited 15 minutes and all I get is
the blank black screen with the safe mode written in 4 corners. The cursor
is very jumpy when I move the mouse. One other thing is written accross
the top of my screen.

"Microsoft (R0) Windows XP (r) (Build 2600.xpsp.sp2_gdr.050301-1519:service
pack 2)"

Don


"S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
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> That's normal.
> When you boot to Safe mode you will find a black screen with 'Safe mode'
> written in four corners.But after a little while you will get the welcome
> screen,don't you get that?
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
> Don Pullem wrote:
>> Just formatted and did clean install Windows XP HE. Installed all
>> Windows updates including SP2. I needed to go into safe mode to remove a
>> file and when I do I get a blank black screen with safe mode in all 4
>> corners. Mouse cursor is very erratic.
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Anonymous
June 27, 2005 4:43:15 PM

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Try starting in VGA mode.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q314503&ID=KB;EN-US;q314503
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307852&sd=tech

regards,
ssg MS-MVP


Don Pullem wrote:

> Thanks for responding.
>
> No, I never get the welcome screen. I waited 15 minutes and all I get is
> the blank black screen with the safe mode written in 4 corners. The cursor
> is very jumpy when I move the mouse. One other thing is written accross
> the top of my screen.
>
> "Microsoft (R0) Windows XP (r) (Build 2600.xpsp.sp2_gdr.050301-1519:service
> pack 2)"
>
> Don
>
>
> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:o Y8IgrteFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>
>>That's normal.
>>When you boot to Safe mode you will find a black screen with 'Safe mode'
>>written in four corners.But after a little while you will get the welcome
>>screen,don't you get that?
>>
>>regards,
>>ssg MS-MVP
>>Don Pullem wrote:
>>
>>>Just formatted and did clean install Windows XP HE. Installed all
>>>Windows updates including SP2. I needed to go into safe mode to remove a
>>>file and when I do I get a blank black screen with safe mode in all 4
>>>corners. Mouse cursor is very erratic.
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 8:53:44 PM

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Hi,

Thanks again for taking the time to respond. To clarify my problem was with
safe mode only. I was able to boot to Windows without any problems. I
remembered in previous trouble shooting prior to my having to reinstall
Windows I had made a couple of changes in my bios. I decided to reset my
bios to their original defaults and I now get my desktop OK in safe mode.
Thanks again for you help, it was appreciated.

Kind regards

Don

Thanks again for taking the time to reply.
"S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
news:o tf6heueFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Try starting in VGA mode.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q314503&ID=KB;EN-US;q314503
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307852&sd=tech
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
>
> Don Pullem wrote:
>
>> Thanks for responding.
>>
>> No, I never get the welcome screen. I waited 15 minutes and all I get
>> is the blank black screen with the safe mode written in 4 corners. The
>> cursor is very jumpy when I move the mouse. One other thing is written
>> accross the top of my screen.
>>
>> "Microsoft (R0) Windows XP (r) (Build
>> 2600.xpsp.sp2_gdr.050301-1519:service pack 2)"
>>
>> Don
>>
>>
>> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:o Y8IgrteFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>That's normal.
>>>When you boot to Safe mode you will find a black screen with 'Safe mode'
>>>written in four corners.But after a little while you will get the welcome
>>>screen,don't you get that?
>>>
>>>regards,
>>>ssg MS-MVP
>>>Don Pullem wrote:
>>>
>>>>Just formatted and did clean install Windows XP HE. Installed all
>>>>Windows updates including SP2. I needed to go into safe mode to remove
>>>>a file and when I do I get a blank black screen with safe mode in all 4
>>>>corners. Mouse cursor is very erratic.
>>
>>
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 4:03:41 PM

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Hi,

Thanks again for taking the time to respond. To clarify my problem was with
safe mode only. I was able to boot to Windows without any problems. I
remembered in previous trouble shooting prior to my having to reinstall
Windows I had made a couple of changes in my bios. I decided to reset my
bios to their original defaults and I now get my desktop OK in safe mode.
Thanks again for you help, it was appreciated.

Kind regards

Don

"S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
news:o tf6heueFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Try starting in VGA mode.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;q314503&ID=KB;EN-US;q314503
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307852&sd=tech
>
> regards,
> ssg MS-MVP
>
>
> Don Pullem wrote:
>
>> Thanks for responding.
>>
>> No, I never get the welcome screen. I waited 15 minutes and all I get
>> is the blank black screen with the safe mode written in 4 corners. The
>> cursor is very jumpy when I move the mouse. One other thing is written
>> accross the top of my screen.
>>
>> "Microsoft (R0) Windows XP (r) (Build
>> 2600.xpsp.sp2_gdr.050301-1519:service pack 2)"
>>
>> Don
>>
>>
>> "S.Sengupta" <ssengupta_@msn.com> wrote in message
>> news:o Y8IgrteFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>That's normal.
>>>When you boot to Safe mode you will find a black screen with 'Safe mode'
>>>written in four corners.But after a little while you will get the welcome
>>>screen,don't you get that?
>>>
>>>regards,
>>>ssg MS-MVP
>>>Don Pullem wrote:
>>>
>>>>Just formatted and did clean install Windows XP HE. Installed all
>>>>Windows updates including SP2. I needed to go into safe mode to remove
>>>>a file and when I do I get a blank black screen with safe mode in all 4
>>>>corners. Mouse cursor is very erratic.
>>
>>
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