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Windows Media Center Goes Black

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#1 daniel brown

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 12:59 PM

I have an issue with Windows XP Media Edition. When I go into the media
> center the monitor goes black, the cursor is blinking. To get out of this, I
> have to CTL ALT DEL and then media center will open, but when I click on a
> task it goes to the black screen again, I then hit CTL ALT DEL and the task
> window that I requested will be open, but as soon as I click the mouse it
> goes black again, and then I have to CTL ALT DEL again, etc etc.
> What should I do? Any advice will be welcome.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:32 PM

The white cursor in the upper left corner on a black screen...usually indicates a problem which can be fixed by using the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console.

Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503

Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058

Download Recovery Console, Bootable ISO - http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm


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