Running a Dell XPS400 with dual core cpu @ 2.8GHZ. 1GB DDR2 SDRAM AT 533MHZ and 256MB ATI HYPER MEM PCI-E X16. Also included are a 160GB SERIAL ATA 7,200 RPM HD, DELL Speakers w/Subwoofer and a 13 in 1 Media Card Reader. For no apparent reason, the system refused to go beyond the black screen with the XP logo and alternating dots. I held the power button in for the necessary time, restarted in Safe mode without any further problems. It runs in every mode but full windows. I ran a drive self test (90-90) and received a PASS on the Hard Drive. I hesitate to run the cmd sfc /scannow because my system did not come with any back up discs. The only error message I received was that there must have been a hardware or software upgrade causing the problem. No changes were made to the computer. What is preventing it from loading in full normal mode? The CD-RW and DVD-/+RW both work in safe mode without a hitch. Someone suggested I run msconfig and remove all the startup files since there might be a conflict between one or more files. Sounds like a guess.
Any help would be most appreciated.
(at my wits end)
Edited by TMacK, 23 September 2007 - 11:40 AM.
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