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#1 MatrixMario

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:55 PM

EDIT: Okay, I fixed the problem by reformatting my computer, and now I have another problem and I didn't want to start anoter topic. So now my computer turns on and it says that windows did not start up sucessfully. It gives me 5 options:
- Turn on with Safe Mode
- Turn on with Safe Mode with Networking
- Turn on with Safe Mode with Command Prompt
- Return to the last known good configuration
- Start Windows Normally
No matter what I choose, my computer starts up normally with the windows loading screen. After it finishes, instead of going to the desktop, it turns black then my monitor says "monitor going to sleep". My computer is still running and I can't get out of it except holding the power button to turn it off or the restart button. =/

Edited by MatrixMario, 20 December 2008 - 09:23 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:14 PM

Could you let us know the make and model of your system? I'm trying to determine if you've got a SATA or IDE hard drive (and if the drivers for that were loaded while the OS was being installed).
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:43 PM

I am sorry but I am not really sure at all =/ I bought this computer about 7 years ago at this small computer store. There has been a couple of times where I had to replace the power supply because it fried so I had 2 new motherboards. I would of bought a new computer but I'm kinda on a low budget. What I can tell you is it has a 1.8GHz processor, 512MB ram, and a 40GB HDD. Sorry but that's all I know =/ Unless you can tell me how I could check by opening up the computer and checking it, since I can't get on to the computer.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 01:49 PM

Not a problem. Since it's a 40 gB hard drive, it's unlikely that it's a SATA drive - so that rules out the issues that I was thinking of.

Do you have a Windows installation CD? Can you boot from it? I'm looking to see if you can get into the Recovery Console ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-install-the-windows-xp-recovery-console/ ) to run some commands

Also, I'd suggest that you run a hard drive diagnostic on your hard drive. To do this, you'll need to know the make/model of your hard drive.
Go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the + sign next to the Disk Drives entry and let us know what it says in the entry for your drive there.
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 02:14 PM

Yea, I reformatted with a Windows XP home edition CD. I would try to do whatever your suggesting but remember, I can't get past the loading screen lol After it finishes loading wndows, it doesn't even make it to the desktop, it just stops and turns black, and my monitor says "Monitor going to sleep" so I guess there's some sort of inactivity going on there. (I'm on my friend's computer btw)

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 02:25 PM

Sorry, forgot about the boot thing.

I'd suggest that you open up your case and take a look at the hard drive. Armed with the manufacturer's name, visit this thread for directions to a bootable diagnostic test available from the hard drive manufacturer: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

Also, boot from the Windows XP Home CD and select "R" at the first screen. Then use the link above for further instructions.

Once in the Recovery Console, type these commands:

FIXMBR

FIXBOOT

CHKDSK /R

Press Enter after each one, and answer "Y" (for yes) to any questions that it asks you.
Once the last one is done, try to boot into Windows.

Edited by usasma, 21 December 2008 - 02:27 PM.

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