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My computer freezes on boot can't even go on safe mode

By lile237
Apr 6, 2010
  1. my pc never did this until now. it never showed any symptoms of anything.then when i turn it on it freezes on the bios screen, the screen with boot options, or if it goes successfully through all this it just goes to black screen and stay like that. the bios detects everything but when i insert the xp installation disk the pc doesn't even detect it. when i try to start safe mode it freezes on cfadisk. Please help me
     
  2. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Posts: 378

    If you have another computer available and are able to burn a CD .iso download this http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v416_b00.iso

    Burn to CD, boot to disc and run test. This is Drive Fitness Test and will tell you if you have a bad hard drive or not. It is free and easy to use. Be sure to run advanced test instead of quick test.

    Good luck!
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,506   +238

    Check your graphics card. Either test it in another PC or substitute a known good card and see if it works.
     
  4. securecomputer

    securecomputer TS Rookie

    Make a good new cd or change your cd?dvd writer or you can format your PC with your pendrive/USB.
     
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