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Boot to Black Screen with Mouse. XP

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Ive had two or three machines come in now with a symptom of boot to black screen and mouse. The mouse

functions, but nothing else. I cant get the Task Manager to come up..nothing. Almost like Explorer.exe was

removed.

Also, oddly, when I look at the Restore Dirs...all the registry stuff was removed from the restore points, so if you try a system restore with

Winternals or such, you get the dreaded SYSTEM32/SYSTEM error.

I searched, and didnt see anything related to this..any ideas?

At this point, backup, wipeout and reload is my only solution.

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Ive had two or three machines come in now with a symptom of boot to black screen and mouse. The mouse

functions, but nothing else. I cant get the Task Manager to come up..nothing. Almost like Explorer.exe was

removed.

Also, oddly, when I look at the Restore Dirs...all the registry stuff was removed from the restore points, so if you try a system restore with

Winternals or such, you get the dreaded SYSTEM32/SYSTEM error.

I searched, and didnt see anything related to this..any ideas?

At this point, backup, wipeout and reload is my only solution.

Have done a repair from the XP DVD/CD?

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