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  1. tanusgreystar New Member

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    Hi. All of a sudden my computer won't boot completely. I get past the Windows XP screen and then the screen goes black. The HDD sounds like it's still working, but nothing on the screen. I am able to get into Safe Mode. It's probably something simple (hopefully). Thanks.
     
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    What changes have you made recently?

    If you can boot into safe mode you should try VGA safe more toy see if you are having a resolution related error.
     
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    If you have dual monitors or a tv hooked up disconnect the tv or extra monitor.
     
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    I had this happening for a time. sometimes this would happen, sometimes it wouldn't. I never solved the problem, but a few weeks later my graphics card had an argument with a cup of water. When I replaced it I was fine, so I would say your graphics card is going.
     
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    I went into safe mode again. This time all I get is a black screen with the safe mode text around the screen. I went into VGA mode and all I got was my wallpaper. Then I pulled the vid card and ran the computer using the onboard vga and all I got was the desk top. I am able to get the task manager. That's all I can do. I'm not so sure it's just the card. I hope not! I'm going to try to swap HDD to see if I can use the vid card with that. I'm not sure what else to do. The last change I made was I downloaded some portable apps for school, but it was fine after that. I did go on a web site that flashed a warning about viruses and spyware, but I scanned and found nothing.
     
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    Odd, sounds like your video drivers got corrupted. Could have bee that virus that did it. Post back after you change out the hard drive.
     
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    Well I switched HDD. I basically put in a new HDD, which I was going to do anyway, and the Video card is fine. It must have been the drivers. Thanks guys!
     
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    My dear friend your system is fine but you have been affected by some viruses or Trojan horses. Get yourself a Decent Antivirus and scan your HDD.
     
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    I ran AVG and it did not detect anything on the HDD. Is there a better program to run (preferably free)??
     
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    Try the demo version of bit defender 2009 with updates. It is free downloadable at their site.
     
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