when I load Windows XP Pro (SP2) I get a black screen with nothing on it but the cursor for the mouse. Everything looks great up to this point. Anyone have any ideas? The details are in my sig...
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7/23/07 at 2:39pm
tried booting into safe mode? hit f8 at start up BEFORE the load screen and see if you can boot into safe mode without networking. if you can, try running a reg cleaner of a disk or a diskeeper off a disk and disable al start up files. it sounds like a explorer.exe prob
if that doesnt work, do you have a windows disk (oem or not)?
Try running chkdsk /r on the drive in question.
Boot from your XP CD and then select the first Repair option and do it from there.
As far as startup items, check msconfig and try disabling a few (or all) your startup items. But sounds like corrupted file, which CheckDisk will usually take care of... (my daughter liked to continuously turn my comp on/off, and f'ed up a couple of files that way... chkdsk fixed it fine, and usually works great at work for everything from BSoD to "Unable to boot" messages)