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Requesting Xp Restart = Black Screen And Reboot


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#1 Emile

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:18 AM

Hello,
I run Dual Boot XP and Vista and had a restore point problem in Vista.
Please read following topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/132281/vista-restore-point/

After applying the change in the XP registry from time to time (NOT every time) when running XP and requesting a restart generates a black screen and systems reboots without showing the usual "Saving your settings" and "Shutting down" windows. :thumbsup:
Any recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:58 AM

I'd suggest that you revert back to the original registry setting and test to see if that's the cause (if it doesn't do it anymore, then it's likely that the registry edit is causing it).

Could you please post a link to the article where you found the registry edit?

In general, a black screen boot on XP usually involves either a corruption in the boot sector of your drive, a failing hard drive, or bad/corrupt video drivers. I'd suggest visiting the website of the manufacturer of your hard drive and downloading a diagnostic utility from there (usually free). I'd also suggest downloading the latest version of your video drivers, uninstalling the current ones (in both Add/Remove Programs and Device Manager), then rebooting and installing the new one's.
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