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DeSade
04-11-2008, 11:53 AM
I need to do some testing of this tonight but as a prelim.

If I see a windows boot screen (it boots fine as far as I can tell) then a black screen with just a white cursor.
Am I dealing with a graphics problem?

utopian201
04-11-2008, 12:06 PM
can you type commands and have the console respond? If so, its not a graphics error, its probably a windows loading error

DeSade
04-11-2008, 12:11 PM
I can't see anything cept the mouse cursor.
Looks like windows has loaded but there is no GUI

Speedy Gonzales
04-11-2008, 12:13 PM
Could be corrupt video drivers.

Will it boot into safe mode??

If it does, uninstall the video drivers (if it'll let you). Then reboot. Then reinstall a later version of the video drivers

Were any hotfixes / windows updates installed, before this happened?

It looks like MS Onecare can do this, if it finds an infection, and tells you to reboot

Or this is system is infected with something

Put the hdd in a working system as a slave, and scan it

DeSade
04-11-2008, 12:17 PM
I am not sure what was up with it, the info I got is it just "stopped working"
Having trouble finding safe mode also, F8 gives me the option to boot from CD or HDD only.

Speedy Gonzales
04-11-2008, 12:26 PM
Reboot then press F5.

Some systems do use F8 as both the boot disk (you select the bootdisk, then hold F8 down, to bring up the menu)

And the menu