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Post by hearld500 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:34 pm

We just got DSL, and my dads computer is booting to a black screen. It's virus related, I know that for sure. How can I get around this?
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Post by navi » Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:43 pm

Format C: /s /u
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Post by hearld500 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:12 pm

Is there a way to run system restore without having XP running?

navi, shove it.
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Post by Roofus » Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:51 pm

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Download that and burn it. It includes, among other utilities, a virus scanner.
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Post by spaghetti » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:12 pm

A black screen, or a black screen with an error message on it? You can also try the repair install on the XP installation CD. That way you can at least try to recover some of your documents.
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Post by hearld500 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:40 am

Black screen with a mouse. Thats it.
Strangest thing I've ever seen.
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Post by Skynet » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:09 am

I've had that before. But I don't remember why, or how I fixed it. Rather pointless me posting this :P
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Post by megaman8x » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:53 am

that happens sometimes when you have a bad format, My pc has a black screen for like 3 mins after windows finish loading, give it time it'll boot
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Post by spaghetti » Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:13 am

hearld: Is Explorer failing to load for some reason? See if you can bring the task manager up? Safe mode, all that good stuff?
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Post by hearld500 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:33 pm

Problem fixed, did a XP repair.
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