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heya my computers not working and i was wondering if any1 has some ideas on wat i should do.
At the moment wat happens is when i turn the computer on it goes through the bios stuff when it first boots but after all that stuff instead of the windows loading screen i am greeted with a black screen which just stays there. oh and im runnin on xp sp2
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time to get a new computer lol :)..just kidding..well i think the OS is corrupted. y dont u try and re-install the oS?
thanks 4 that but is there a less drastic way 2 fix it cause i mean i have re installed my os b4 but it takes a bit for me 2 get everything working again.
Hello modmad

Configure your PC to boot from CD if it isn't already set up that way. You may need to enter the BIOS to configure the PC to boot from the CD.
Set the boot order to
floppy if present
Hard disk

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.

When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").

When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation. If you did not set a password just press ENTER

At the command prompt, type
Bootcfg /Rebuild

The exact wording will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?

Assuming the information you see is correct, enter
Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation

After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier."
This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Next you'll be asked to "Enter OS Load Options."
For normal installations, enter

to leave the Recovery Console and reboot the PC
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thanks heaps dunedin youre a legend im going to try that now. :)
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