Black screen upon booting Windows XP

By redli
Dec 6, 2010
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  1. I get blank screen after the system enters Windows XP option.

    This happened after the system got affected with a Trojan. I got message that a Trojan has been detected and system needs to restart. When I restarted, the system did not start up.

    Following is the sequence :
    Systems starts.
    a.I press power buton & Wierd sound (light but wierd) comes
    b.Dell logo appears
    c will get two option
    1. Windows XP recovery conole
    2. Windows XP professional

    When it enters Windows XP professional, nothing comes up, only black screen.
    Windows XP recovery console works fine

    Same problem happens for the following

    1 Safe mode
    2 The best last know configuration

    I do not have the Windows XP CD as I missed it.

    I guess some virus is causiong this problem. Any inputs on this.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    I'm having your thread moved to another, more appropriate forum. If the system problem is resolved and they feel a malware issue may be present, you will be referred back to this forum.

    The thread will be reopened there.


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