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Win XP PC won't boot
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Posted November 15, 2012 at 3:43PM
Hi I bought a new Samsung wide screen monitor to use with my XP professional PC. I attached the monitor to my PC but there was no power getting to the Monitor so after speaking to Amazon and Samsung technical support they decided I needed a replacement Monitor, so I go back to my old monitor but the PC now won't boot beyond the Win XP screen. I tried to use the Medion application/support disk but I get a message saying something along the lines "The recovery file is missing" I then tried the Medion Recovery disk and the PC again sticks on the Win XP screen.
Help please I had a PC that worked this morning but maybe needed a more modern Monitor..... Now Ive got nothing
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Posted November 17, 2012 at 10:35AM
so I don't know if it did something to my PC when I connected it.
PC will have tried to load new monitor drivers - probably corrupted old ones in the process.
XP hanging / crashing at XP screen with rolling bars, is usually a driver problem.
hence my suggestion to boot into safemode (where basic drivers onlya re used) uninstall (corrupted) drivers and reboot to normal and let windows reinstall drivers.
However it can do a machine good to have a fresh install every now and then as long as you have everything backed up including e-mails photos docs etc. and you can spare the time to reinstall all your programs and update everything. :0)
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