Black screen, green vertical lines. Not fully installed OS in safe mode

By Bzzz
Jun 22, 2009
  1. Computer DELL XPS M1710
    3 years old.
    1 fan was replaced last year. Now all fans work ok.

    Problem before I tried to repair it : Black screen appeared after DELL logo, green vertical lines.

    Problem after:
    Tried safe mode - works ok. But as I don't know almost anything about computers - I tried to reinstall windows xp in safe mode.
    Inserted windows XP installation cd. computer restarted, I press F12 but cannot choose safe mode again as appears black screen again with this message : "The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again"
    when i press OK - DELL logo is loading and then the same message
    "The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again."
    Are there anything that i can do? can professional resolve this problem?
    Or shall i just throw it in a bin?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Run the XP setup again and delete any partitions shown or detected. Create a new partition and format it using the NTFS quick option. Complete the XP install
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