Go to the F8 Safe mode MENU. Look for the LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION. Try that.
-> There are some procedures I know of but I decline to write them until I know what XP CD we have to work with. No reason typing if you can't use it.
My kid just disabled the video adapter on his XP Pro machine (Compaq, PII, on-board video) and now the initial Win XP screen comes up then goes dark once it gets mostly through the boot-up. It won't do any different in safe mode and even installing an AGP video card didn't get me around this. Short of reloading XP, is there a fix for this? Also tried reloading default BIOS settings just in case, no change...
Any help would be greatly appreciated,