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Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears)

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#1 Kim.Nejudne


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:22 PM

I already did this.

Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears) (usually video driver)
- Last Known Good Configuration
- Safe Mode
- install/reinstall latest version of video drivers.

I downloaded the latest video driver and installed it. But the black screen hang still keeps on happening. Please Help

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#2 usasma


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Posted 13 December 2008 - 02:14 PM

What happens when you try to get into Safe Mode?

The next most common issue for black screen hangs is a problem with the hard drive.
You can try these commands from the Recovery Console ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/ )
They will attempt to correct issues with the File System on your hard drive.


If that does not fix it, then I'd suggest a bootable diagnostic available from the manufacturer of your hard drive. There's a list of the most common one's in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/ The diagnostic will tell you if your hard drive is starting to fail (or not).
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:14 PM

I think I may have a similar problem. My computer goes black right after the windows xp loading screen I think its a virus.
And when I go in to any kind of safe mode its black with safe mode and Safe mode Microsoft ® Windows Xp ® (build 2600.xpsp._sp3_gdr.080814-1236:Service Pack Safe mode

#4 Kim.Nejudne

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 10:07 AM

I may need a new hard drive. The last time this kept happening to me was when my DVD-ROm got broken. WHen i removed my DVD-rom everything was back to normal.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:44 AM

I would check the BIOS and see if all drives are reflected properly. That might provide clues as to whether it's a drive problem or not.

I would follow USASMA's suggestions, in the order given.


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