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#1 hyde11jean

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 06:17 PM

My computer was acting very sluggish, so I decided to reboot it. When doing so, I was brought to the black screen with the following:

We apologize for the inconvenience.....blah blah....

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Last Known Good Configuration ( your most recent settings that worked)

Start Windows Normally


I attempted to start the computer in each of these modes, but the computer just restarts and brings me back to this black screen. No other error messages are given.



What is wrong with my computer, and what can I do to resolve the issue?
Thanks!

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 08:07 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:03 PM

I did this and now the computer starts up, however the Start-up bar is not there...

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:07 PM

Try the fix at Kelly's Korner.

Restore Taskbar and Start Menu - #117 on the left.

Right click on it and save the .reg file to your desktop. Then, double click on the file icon (on your desktop) to merge it into your registry. You may need to reboot your computer for the changes to take affect.

With any fix like this you should create a new restore point and backup the registry first. For backing up the registry I like to use ERUNT.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:58 PM

Maybe error from running chkdsk?

You should use extreme caution when using chkdk, it has been proven to screw your computer.

Edited by StickDude101, 09 April 2009 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 09:47 PM

You should use extreme caution when using chkdk, it has been proven to screw your computer.

Really? I've never heard of chkdsk "screwing" anyone's computer.
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