Windows XP Professional Computer won't startup!



ArcaneAlex
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
After the computer leaves the BIOS screen, it just goes black. I managed to
re-install Windows with a clean install, and it still does it - the only
difference is that sometimes it comes up with the "Windows was not shut down
properly" screen with the Safe Mode selection and the others. Does anyone
know what the problem is, and what can I do to fix it? Help!

Thanks in advance.

TripleEight
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
"ArcaneAlex" <ArcaneAlex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DD9C4384-F7CE-4375-B081-E4A61536309F@microsoft.com...
> After the computer leaves the BIOS screen, it just goes black. I managed to
> re-install Windows with a clean install, and it still does it - the only
> difference is that sometimes it comes up with the "Windows was not shut down
> properly" screen with the Safe Mode selection and the others. Does anyone
> know what the problem is, and what can I do to fix it? Help!
>
> Thanks in advance.

Probably got a messed up BIOS. Try resetting it by removing the battery or
temporarily move the reset-jumper near that battery (*caution* refer to your
motherboard manual!) on the motherboard. Try to test it with a fresh a battery
too if you could.

ArcaneAlex
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
"TripleEight" wrote:

>
> "ArcaneAlex" <ArcaneAlex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DD9C4384-F7CE-4375-B081-E4A61536309F@microsoft.com...
> > After the computer leaves the BIOS screen, it just goes black. I managed to
> > re-install Windows with a clean install, and it still does it - the only
> > difference is that sometimes it comes up with the "Windows was not shut down
> > properly" screen with the Safe Mode selection and the others. Does anyone
> > know what the problem is, and what can I do to fix it? Help!
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
>
> Probably got a messed up BIOS. Try resetting it by removing the battery or
> temporarily move the reset-jumper near that battery (*caution* refer to your
> motherboard manual!) on the motherboard. Try to test it with a fresh a battery
> too if you could.
>
>
I wasn't aware motherboards had a battery lol my motherboard came with EZ
Flash - can i use that to reset the BIOS?

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Hi ArcaneAlex,

> After the computer leaves the BIOS screen, it just goes black. I managed
> to re-install Windows with a clean install, and it still does it - the
> only difference is that sometimes it comes up with the "Windows was not
> shut down
> properly" screen with the Safe Mode selection and the others. Does anyone
> know what the problem is, and what can I do to fix it? Help!
>
> Thanks in advance.

Can you boot the WinXP CD and enter the Recovery Console? If so, run "chkdsk
C: /r" from the prompt.If not, then you likely have some damaged hardware.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

TripleEight
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
"ArcaneAlex" <ArcaneAlex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> "TripleEight" wrote:
>
>>
>> "ArcaneAlex" <ArcaneAlex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:DD9C4384-F7CE-4375-B081-E4A61536309F@microsoft.com...
>> > After the computer leaves the BIOS screen, it just goes black. I managed to
>> > re-install Windows with a clean install, and it still does it - the only
>> > difference is that sometimes it comes up with the "Windows was not shut
>> > down
>> > properly" screen with the Safe Mode selection and the others. Does anyone
>> > know what the problem is, and what can I do to fix it? Help!
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Probably got a messed up BIOS. Try resetting it by removing the battery or
>> temporarily move the reset-jumper near that battery (*caution* refer to your
>> motherboard manual!) on the motherboard. Try to test it with a fresh a
>> battery
>> too if you could.
>>
>>
> I wasn't aware motherboards had a battery lol my motherboard came with EZ
> Flash - can i use that to reset the BIOS?

Most motherboards have a battery! :) It's there to keep the BIOS "alive" for
reference and boot up.

Unfortunately I haven't used one of those "EZ Flash" motherboard before so
cannot really help you.

Try to see if you can see a battery on the motherboard. It's 99.9% of the time a
flat button type located near the bottom (near the lower PCI slots) of the
board.


Windows XP Professional Computer won't startup!