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PC crashing after last Vista Update 11-15-2012

by Minnow312 / November 17, 2012 12:07 AM PST

My PC is a Dell XPS 420.

PC keeps crashing on start up. It partial boots to a black screen with only the cursor in the upper left hand corner. Then it dies. I start the PC again, this time it brings up - start up in safe more or normal window mode. If I click normal, it brings Vista up. It boots up normally and runs well until the next time it has to be turned on.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

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(NT) Can you clear the Event Viewer, crash and then check that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2012 2:47 AM PST

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by Minnow312 / November 17, 2012 9:58 PM PST

Hi! Thanks for you response. After I posted I researched further. One of the articles suggested cleaning the registry - so that's what I did. Seemed to fix the problem!

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