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Hey my friends PC is getting past the windows load screen (where the little bar goes left to right a few times) then goes black for a few seconds. After that the monitor goes as if nothing was plugged in. The light goes from green to orange and pc does nothing but make noise...

I tried to repair but my question is, does windows xp PRO HAVE to be repaired by a PRO disc? I tryed a home disc to repair but the option never came up so that is my guess.
    
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You need the Pro disk

did you try to boot into safe mode? At first glance, given the moment where it blacks out, I suspect the video driver installation.

If you get into safe mode, uninstall the video card drivers, then reboot back into safe mode, and run driver cleaner pro to get rid of any junk that might be left over from the video drivers.

I hope that helps
    
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You need the Pro disk

did you try to boot into safe mode? At first glance, given the moment where it blacks out, I suspect the video driver installation.

If you get into safe mode, uninstall the video card drivers, then reboot back into safe mode, and run driver cleaner pro to get rid of any junk that might be left over from the video drivers.

I hope that helps

Safe mode is a no no. Doesnt work, nothing does. I guess tomorrow I will be repairing it.
    
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Yeah... trying a repair seems the only option then.

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Originally Posted by Chozart
Yeah... trying a repair seems the only option then.

Good luck
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It this is a retail version of Windows, activation should just work, as long as no major changes have been made to the rig. If the rig is unchanged, the OEM version should also work.
    
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Oh, sorry. Ill edit that out. Thanks though. I guess I will find out things on my own
    
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As I said, I believe his key will still activate, since his rig is unchanged. I re-formatted my rig numerous times, without any problems (retail version of Windows)
    
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