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White screen on boot up

When I start up my computer I get the account log-in screen and am able to type my password in and it begins to start-up. However, the only thing that comes up is a white screen (all blank). It just sits like this. Every account I log into comes up white and stays white. The Windows XP comes up on the screen during the boot up so I know the screen is working.

Is there any type of troubleshooting process I can go through?
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illuzianCommented:
Can you boot in to safe mode and check the adapter config in windows? Possibly reinstall or uninstall your display driver?
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HappyladCommented:
Yes or try a different video card.
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nobusCommented:
if it is recent, try a system restore to a previous date
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BrentArmstrongAuthor Commented:
I can start in safe mode and everything comes up fine until I get to that same screen, except now it's black with "safe mode" along the sides and top.

I cannot restore (I thought of that) because I get the white screen and cannot see how to get it. Is there a way I can re-boot to the C prompt and then type something to start the system restore program?
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illuzianCommented:
Try booting into recover console using the XP cd then try following this tut:
http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid68_gci1167895,00.html but be super careful with that one. -See if someone comes up with anything else first.

The boot options may have a restore feature too but I'm not sure its been a while since I have had to do anything except restore the boot sectors from console.
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BrentArmstrongAuthor Commented:
I don't have an XP CD. It didn't come with the computer.
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HappyladCommented:
Just in case, I would do check the hard disk to make sure it is good. If it is the disk that is corrupted, no need to reinstall or do more work on it.
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nobusCommented:
borrow an xp cd, and try the sytem restore
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Computer101Commented:
Forced accept.

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