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Windows xp black screen

by Starsfan6185 / February 26, 2013 12:05 PM PST

Running windows xp home,asus board,amd quad core 920. Xp logo shows loads very slow,then black screen for at least minute or more. Then login screen, and still runs slow.defraged,ran chk disc. Ran malware, kespersky virus removal tool found exploit,and Trojans removed.still!!

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Could be many things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2013 12:37 AM PST

The clues are too slim here. Try the old test we use at the shop. Slip in a blank HDD, install a quick install of XP and see if the problem remains. If it does, it's a hardware issue, if not it's the OS/driver or hard drive issue. Cloning the HDD to a new HDD is the test to see if it was the HDD.

Repairing the OS is not done as much as it used to. Why? Folk have lost patience and don't want to deal with or learn this area.

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Windows xp black screen
by Starsfan6185 / February 27, 2013 6:33 AM PST
In reply to: Could be many things.

7 Months ago had IT guy at work check computer. Had blue screen with unmountable boot volume. He got it running again.said there was virus and removed it. I guess I didn't notice right away,but hdd light stayed on all the time. Pulled up hardware mgr. and my slave optical drive wasn't there. I had jumpers set for slave.i just disconnect drive completely. Hdd light went off and functions normal now,but no change in speed of computer. Still has same issue as described in original post.

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Windows xp black screen
by Starsfan6185 / February 28, 2013 6:24 AM PST

I decided to wipe hdd and load fresh. Thanks for your response Bob, and input. Just don't have the time to do a repair of OS.

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