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help please computer comes up to put password in and then


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#1 annmariethatbme

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 12:10 AM

Screen goes black with only cursor showing

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 02:32 AM

Solution 1
  • Turn on your computer and tap the "F8" key to get "Windows Advanced Options"
    • ( if boot menu appears, please press "Esc" key and keep tapping on the F8 key) .
  • Select "Safe Mode"
  • Go to Control Panel -> Backup and Restore > Recover system settings or your computer > Open System Restore > follow the wizard to restore the system to the state before the issue occurred.

Solution 2
  • Open the BIOS > Load default settings > Make sure that your hard drive is detected in the BIOS.
  • Set your hard drive (where OS is installed) as primary boot device.
  • Save the settings and exit from the BIOS.


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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:23 AM

I would use the XP Recovery Console to run the fixmbr command.

 

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

 

Worth a read, IMO:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/515490/windows-doesnt-boot-black-screen-with-blinking-cursor/ .

 

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