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I have a computer with Windows XP installed on it. But today I couldn't start it. The computer starts and it give up the "check" screen and the screen where I need to press a button to boot the system from a disk. But after this I only got a black screen and nothing else. I tried wait but nothing. Any tips that what can I do with it? Thanks in advance!

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What's a "check" screen? Try entering the BIOS and verify that the HDD(s) are detected. Can you run the SMART tests from the BIOS (not a common feature)? –  sawdust May 17 '12 at 20:07
    
Is there anything happened that may be cause of problem? Drivers updated, any other s/w updates, new software installed, virusscanner or firewall s/w updates, removed hardware, ...? –  Sampo Sarrala May 17 '12 at 21:20
    
No, nothing has happened before it, like these. –  user590898 May 25 '12 at 18:27
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If you use an LCD, there should be an input select button on it, try pressing it and see if it makes a difference. Try a different monitor if available. This could be a faulty video card on your hands! :(

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Try to start in safe mode.
I had exact the same problem when my operating system (also XP) could not handle my video card properly. The system would boot, but the screen stayed black.
After rebooting in safe mode (low resolution) I was able the fix the problem.

Hopes it help :).

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Thanks I will try the safe mode. And then what did you do? How did you fix the problem? –  user590898 May 17 '12 at 19:57
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