|You probably DO NOT NEED to use the Recovery disk(s) to re-load Windows from scratch to fix this problem of crap installed by a maker of "Rogue" anti-malware software. |
You CAN do that, but if you DO, you will lose ALL of your personal data that you have added to the Windows partition, which is usually C, unless you boot the computer with something such as a Linux boot CD, and copy all the data you don't want to lose to elsewhere, BEFORE you use the Recovery CD(s). AND, you will probably need to do a lot more than just load Windows in order to get your Windows to be in at least it's updated state, especially if your Recovery disk(s) do/does not have Windows with SP3 updates included.
"No, it do not show a POST. It starts up flash dell loading bar then goes to the black screen."
POST = Power On Self Test
Your computer HAS completed the POST successfuly, otherwise you would NOT see " dell loading bar then goes to the black screen."
Your problem is Windows is not loading properly - your computer mboard is booting fine and it's finding the hard drive is bootable (has an operating system installed on it). .
Crap installed by a maker of "Rogue" anti-malware software WILL NOT cause you to have no video in Windows, but you loading a previous System Restore restore point, if that's what you did, without getting rid of it MIGHT cause you to have no video in Windows itself, or you may have another problem not related to that at all.
Obviously you are getting video while booting BEFORE Windows is supposed to load.
"I put the recovery CD in but it will not reconize the cd."
Most brand name computers that had XP on them originally that come with (a) Recovery disk(s) have an "XP Re-installation CD" or similar. That CD is bootable and can be used the say way as a regular Microsoft XP CD. (You may also have a "Drivers and Applications" disk or similar - it's probably not bootable.)
The computer's bios will not boot from a bootable optical disk if the Boot Order or similar settings in the computer's bios Setup does not have CD-rom or similar listed before (above) any hard drive (CD-rom or similar does not necessarily have to be listed first, but it must be listed before any hard drive).
If the Boot Order or similar settings in the bios have CD-rom or similar listed correctly, you will see "Press any key to boot from CD" or similar early in the boot while booting - you press the stated key while that is displayed on the screen in order to boot from the bootable CD.
If you don't see that, you must either...
- go into the bios and correct the Boot Order or similar settings
- or - on many brand name computers, you will see a text message while booting "Press xx to select a boot device" or similar - if you see that, press the stated key while the text message is still on the screen, and choose to boot from CD-rom drive or similar .
Once you get the XP Re-installation disk or similar to be recognized and start loading it's files....
If your computer has a SATA hard drive, the files the XP CD loads will NOT find any SATA drives, unless the bios Setup has the SATA drive controller in an IDE compatible mode of some sort, because XP has no built in SATA drive controller drivers.
After the initial files have been loaded from the XP CD, you will see a screen of text that will ask you if you want to Repair Windows.
Press R to answer yes - that takes you to the black screen interface called the Recovery Console.
The first thing done there is it looks for existing Windows installations.
If it doesn't find any, you probably have a SATA hard drive and the bios setup has the SATA controller in SATA (a.k.a. AHCI) mode.
(or, your hard drive is failing and the data on it is badly corrupted).
This is by far the easiest way to fix that problem - if you have a laptop, or a desktop computer that has no legacy (internal) floppy drive, this is the best choice...........
In that case, type: exit (and press Enter) to close the Recovery Console and re-boot the computer, DO NOT press the key to boot from the XP CD, and go into your bios and change the SATA controller mode to an IDE compatible setting, Save settings, then boot from the XP CD again.
If the Recovery Console finds (an) existing XP installation(s), it will list it(them).
Usually it finds only one -
type the number before it, press Enter
You will then see ........ Administrator Password:
Usually there is no password - just press Enter.
type: fixmbr , press Enter.
Answer yes to any question.
type: fixboot , press Enter
Answer yes to any question.
type: chkdsk /r c: (press Enter)
(a space between chkdsk and /r, and between /r and c:)
That will take a long while to finish.
When it's finished
type: exit , press Enter
to close the Recovery Console and reboot the computer.
DO NOT choose to boot from the XP CD - let the computer try to load Windows the normal way.
If Windows still won't load when you boot normally, there are more things you could try, the first one being....
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:
If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibility, on another computer if you need to.
Seagate's Seatools will test any brand of hard drive.
Do the long test.
If the hard drive itself tests okay, any data problems found can be fixed, one way or another.