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Can't boot WinXP
Help! Can't boot WinXP with IBM T42p - doesn't display Windows screen!?
I have an IBM Thinkpad T42p with WinXP and when I boot it up the initial IBM screen comes up where you can press an F key to go into different modes or BIOS utility. The machine never goes to the "Windows XP" screen with the bar and it loading.
But after that the screen is blank and the computer doesn't boot up - just nothing happens (although the battery, power, and dvd drive lights are on)
I pressed F8 and booted in safe mode and it started listing all the drivers it was loading and stopped at "isapnp" - I went into the BIOS and disabled the USB b/c in the past I would have issues with the USB ports not working but that didn't fix anything either.
Do you think a virus wiped out my Windowsa or the USB issue is preventing start-up or the motherboard is fried or the hard drive has an issue or something? Is there anything I can do to get the computer on and boot up so I can pull my files off at least? How can I view the boot log or see what's going on?
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