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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:51 AM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:58 AM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:22 PM
The nVidia stuff is related to your video drivers - and video drivers are a common (but not the only) cause of the black screen event.
I'd suggest going back to the Repair your Computer screen and choose the Startup Repair option (figure 9 in this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/ ) And let Startup Repair do it's thing.
If that's not successful, then go back in and choose System Restore. And restore your system back to a time before you made the MSCONFIG changes. FWIW - this is one of the reasons that we don't recommend the use of MSCONFIG for anything but troubleshooting. For permanent modification of startup entries I recommend this free program: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx
Edited by technoob09, 17 March 2009 - 04:23 PM.
Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:22 PM
Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:50 PM
1 - I don't know why. Based on what you've told us, and previous experiences with MSCONFIG (and Vista and UAC) I suspect that this is a video issue - because most issues of this sort are either video driver or hard drive related. Since video issues are easier to deal with, we start with them. Once we're sure that the video is OK, then we'll recommend several things to see if your hard drive is OK. If everything checks out there, then we're gonna have to search for other explanations.
System Restore is the easiest place to start from, and it will occasionally fix issues like this.
2 - System Restore won't affect your personal files/data. But the concern here is "What if it is a hard drive issue?" - then your data is in danger of being lost. Not through the tests that we run, but by the hard drive dying and making recovery a very expensive proposition. If the hard drive is indeed dying, then there's a limited amount of time to recover it on your own.
So what we're doing here is trying to strike a balance between attempting to repair your computer but saving your data. These aren't usually a problem with software repairs - but if the hard drive is failing, each use of it decreases the chances of being able to recover your data easily. So, it's your call - save data or proceed with the repairs/tests.
Edited by technoob09, 17 March 2009 - 08:50 PM.
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