Blank Screen with Cursor Only

Dell / Inspiron 1200
December 11, 2009 at 08:48:20
Specs: Windows XP, 1.24GB
When a try to start my computer it loads fine untill right after the windows logo screen with the moving bar at the bottom. After that it goes to a blank(black) screen with only a white cursor. I can move the cursor around and that's it.

I've try starting from all safe modes, they all bring me to the same blank screen. Safe mode has safe mode written in all corners.

Last known configuration brings me to the blank screen.

I tried using a windows disk to get to windows setup. I repaired it when it went to restart same blank screen.

From what I've been reading it's a registry problem, but I don't know how to fix it. HELP!!!!

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December 11, 2009 at 09:38:28
When you right click your Desktop do you have a popup were you can go to properties?
Properties - Desktop Tab - Customize Desktop - Web Tab -
Their is a list - un check the checked one and highlight it
and click Remove.
If you have a Trojan it may not be through with you.

See if CTRL Key +Alt + Delete Key will bring up the
Task Manager. From their you can click New Task at the
bottom to use your computer.

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December 11, 2009 at 12:50:23
My Desktop never loads. It's just a black hole. I can't do anything with the keyboard. I'll I can do with the mouse is move it around.

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December 11, 2009 at 17:23:00
I can give you the website for what Microsoft says.
Computer stops responding with a black screen when you start Windows XP
It has a lot of information, you will need to print it.

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