Windows XP Home - Black screen after windows splash screen with no cursor
Posted on 2011-09-13
The machine that I am working on displays the Windows Splash screen then goes to a black screen with no cursor.
I have tested all hardware with onboard diagnostic tools and nothing was found. I also loaded a temporary hard drive and loaded windows and it installed and ran correctly on the new hard drive.
The existing hard drive appears to be good.
Ran spyware, rootkit, virus tools, nothing found.
Removed all hardware except cpu, ram, hard drive and still the same issue.
----> NOW I'M STUCK. I tried to run Windows repair and it still booting to the black screen. Booting to VGA Mode or last known configuration does not work. I can't boot into safe mode either because machine is in configuration mode from the repair when it boots.
The machine does boot with other "live" cds and I can still see all the data on the hard drive. However, I'm trying to save the machine and not do a complete re-install.
Thanks in advance!!!!!!