wont boot- BIOS to black screen

Dell / Vostro 1500
March 29, 2009 at 20:00:44
Specs: Windows XP Home edition, DUAL CORE
This has happened now twice in the last few days. Both times my WIFI connection totally drops and nothing I do can fix it in Windows. So I do a restart to see if that resolves it. I get the Dell BIOS screen straight to a black screen. The cursor in the upper left flashes ever so briefly you almost miss it. Right to black... I used my xp cd to do get into the recovery console, a chkdsk says "no errors" but when I force it to do a full it say it found one or more problems and when I reboot it works, what could this be.

Last, this all started happening after I ran some custom made software to unlock the some features on my phone. I got a blue screen error twice, something about memory leak or memory issues. I power cycled and it came up fine but the about 10 minutes later I got the above error. Two days latter came up a second time.

This is my work PC and I cant be done, thank you for help in advance, it is really really appreciated!


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#1
March 29, 2009 at 20:13:25
You can try uninstalling the phone software and hope it fixes the problem.

But it seems that software may have replaced important system files.

Good luck

Rich Gu


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#2
March 29, 2009 at 21:01:40
the phone software was a one time thing, its not actually installed on my pc

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