cpu wont boot up past the 1st black screen

June 22, 2011 at 20:38:59
Specs: Windows XP
cpu wont boot up past the 1st black screen. i tried downloading some suposily free audio books of some site and i think it gave my system a bad virus. avast ditected a virus and asked my to restart the system so it could fix it then the system didnt reboot. before it gets to that screen as its just starting up i can push f2 or f12 to get some system screens that seem to function. if i start pushing buttons after the black screen pops up it beeps after a few seconds or so. thats the most life it has though. what should i do?

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June 22, 2011 at 21:05:36

See if this works:

Start your computer.
Tap the F8 key before Windows starts, to bring up the Windows Advanced Options menu

Use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (The most recent settings that worked)
Press: Enter

If after several attempts you are unable to get into the XP Windows Advanced Options Menu, as the computer is booting into Windows, turn it off pressing the on/off button on the computer case for about 4 to 5 seconds.

Now, turn the computer on, once again.
Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot the last time, and show the Windows Advanced Options Menu.

From the Windows Advanced Options Menu, select the Last known good configuration. (Highlight and press enter to load)

The computer should restart and load into Windows.

Let us know how it goes.

Retired - Doin' Dis, Dat, and slapping malware.

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