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#1 Mark H

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 05:51 AM

I have windows xp media centre running Sp3, currently it loads windows upto the welcome screen which does not appear, instead we have a mouse cursor and a black screen. Futile hours of searching lead me to one solution put in the xp disk and repair the installation. Sadly we don't have a disk as it is preloaded onto a seperate partition on the drive. I have had the drive in as a slave on a spare computer, scanned for anti virus and it is clean.
I can enter the recovery console and have done the chckdsk scans.
Checking the directories the last alteration before this was a windows update log.
Is there a way round this as some of the data on the drive is password protected and can't be accessed.
Can anyone help

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 01:57 PM

Did you have a look at this?:

http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503
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