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#1 gmsti

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:09 PM

I had run the disc clean-up and registry smart software to clean up issues with my computer freezing up. I then ran the disc defrag during which my computer froze. I couldn't get it to restart defrag using contl/alt/del functions, so I did a hard shut down. Now I cannot get my cpu to boot to windows. I just get a black screen when I turn it on. Did I mess up bad???? :thumbsup:

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:18 PM

Hello,

When doing a defrag, its best to just leave it to do its thing; stopping it can cause some problems. Did you backup your registry before you cleaned?
Have you tried booting up in safe mode?
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:22 PM

When I turn on the computer, it doesn't even let me get to the screen to boot up in safe mode....it's just a black screen.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:33 PM

This could be a hardware fault then. When you press the power button, can you hear the PC starting up fans spinning and so on?
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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:35 PM

does the computer make beep sound?

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 08:46 PM

You might try running chkdsk /r on the drive from the Recovery Console of the XP CD.

FWIW: The only thing that I know to cause defrag locking up...are hard drive errors of some sort. Maybe chkdsk /r can sort those out.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:15 AM

I think you guys are correct. I have hardware issues. I turned on the cpu last night, and it went to Windows- only had lost my admin configuration. I believe that when the cpu runs for awhile, and gets hot...that's when it starts locking up. It has to be hardware related. I tried to run Registry Smart in the Safe Mode and again it locked up before even going into Windows. It locked up in the Windows start up mode. Maybe it's just time for a new computer

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:45 AM

Can you enter the BIOS? If so, then check the temperature, if it goes to 60 degrees or higher it will be a temperature problem. If not then its most likely windows having problems.
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:55 AM

If the computer is over heating or just to be on the safe side, this site may help. http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm

Edited by Manshead, 15 January 2008 - 10:57 AM.

Handle every situation like a real man.
If you cant eat it or drink it.
Walk Away, it Aint worth the hassle.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:00 AM

Wow Alan...I wish I were that smart :thumbsup: I think it probably would be easier for me to go buy a new computer than to try to enter BIOS
Thanks for your help, Gina

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:16 AM

Well...buying a new computer is one way of totally avoiding the problem.

You mind sending me your old computer (after you buy your new one, of course)...I'm pretty I can just run a disk check on it and correct those things you deem to be insurmountable :flowers:.

One person's write-off is another man's working system :thumbsup:. I have plenty of time to do whatever it takes.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 11:25 AM

Maybe you're right...I'll try the disk ck before totally throwing it out. Unlike you, Louis, my problem IS time. I know the issue is fixable, but do I have the time to work on fixing it? I'm not that computer savy, so what may take you one minute could take me hours. Eventually I could get it working again. If I do give up and trash it, you are welcome to the spoils.

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:37 PM

Noted :thumbsup:.

It doesn't take THAT long to run chkdsk on that drive...

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 12:56 PM

If you ned help on a specific problem, feel free to ask, we will be happy to help.
Regards,

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