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#1 mooniniteman

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:40 PM

So I have this freind who has a computer problem and he calls me and tells me what he knows about it (which isn't very much) But what I got from him is, today he turns on his computer and from what I got it POSTs then loads XP then his screen goes black and takes a really long time to load? I was thinking something may be wrong with his XP. And since I can't just drive over there I can't get his system specs.


Any help at all is appreciated, thanks.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:04 PM

If he has a Microsoft XP CD...or a Recovery Console CD...he can try the fixmbr and/or fixboot commands.

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Edited by hamluis, 30 September 2008 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:53 PM

He lost both of those disks unfortunately.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:25 PM

To see if it is a XP or hardware problem, use a live CD such as http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download if the system boots into ubuntu then windows is the problem. If ubuntu can't start then it is a hardware fault.
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