Black screen

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by ToBeAnonymous@gmail.com, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Starting a few days ago, after my computer displays the Windows XP
    loading screen, the screen goes black. After around 10 minutes, the
    login screen comes up. I login, and it shows the background image for a
    while (5 minutes maybe?) with nothing loading, and then all of a sudden
    it starts loading and everything is good from there. This started
    happening immediately after I put another hard drive into the computer.
    I have an old broken TiVo, and I wanted a backup hard drive on this
    computer, so hooked up the TiVo hard drive, but I hadn't formatted it
    yet, because I wasn't planning on actually backing it up yet. So it
    still had TiVo in it. With both hard drives in (the TiVo one set to
    slave) I booted, got to the point after the Windows XP screen, and from
    there I assumed my computer was broken, so I turned it off and removed
    the TiVo hard drive. I am assuming the the TiVo hard drive is the
    culprit here, but how do I get this fixed. My Windows XP CD got
    scratched, so unfortunately I cannot reinstall, and I really would
    rather not purchase a new one. Thanks for any help.
    , Nov 13, 2005
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  2. Brian Guest

    Does the computer still have the problem with the second drive removed?

    If not you can just format the drive once you get in windows

    If you still have a problem try doing a restore to before you added the
    drive or run repair but you need an XP cd for that or the boot floppies (6)
    Brian, Nov 22, 2005
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