WIndows Xp hangs after booting, displays black screen with only pointer visible

By Richard_z
Feb 11, 2005
  1. I have an AMd athlon processor, with windows xp professional. I did a system restore because my sound card will not work and the computer boots normally but when its supposed to show the screen where the user is selected (USER/Guest), the screen goes black and all I see is the pointer. I tried all the variations of safe mode available and the same thing happens. All the system files seem to be in good condition because it boots normally. What could the problem be. Thanks in advance.
    ps..My Xp disk is badly scratched (thanks to my sisters dog), what am I to do.
  2. jason110full

    jason110full TS Rookie

    same issue

    im haveing the same issue with this dell cpu has anyone found a FIX iv'e already done virus and spyware check ran win repair (bolth) did a check disc
    any ideas?
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    try booting the system with only the basic cards in place - sounds to me maybe a driver corruption.
  4. jason110full

    jason110full TS Rookie

    black screen after boot

    I already fixed the issue it was registry corruption iused the win mini pe registery restor wizzerd and bata bing bata boom:cool:
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