TechSpot

Cannot Boot up Windows XP, I get a black screen

By lilcricket
Sep 5, 2006
  1. I use Windows XP Home Edition and now everytime I try to boot up I don't get the blue log in screen. Instead, I get a black screen with the pointer arrow. Sometimes this black screen has the prompt:

    "The instruction at "0x77f580c9" referenced memory at "0x00880370". The memory could not be "read"."

    Other times, when I reach the black screen, it automatically restarts and asks me if I want to go into Safemode.

    I have gone into safemode to do System Restore and that didn't work. I have tried running virus scans, but the programs will not start up.

    Thanks
     
  2. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Open up the case and make sure all your cables are properly connected etc. This kind of thing often causes these errors,

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...