Help with computer?

By lancir ·
My hp pavillion worked fine until i had to move it today..after i got it all hooked up when i turned it on it started up all fine until the part when it is supposed to show the desktop it just goes black. The tower makes all the normal sounds as it is supposed too but i just cant see anything. Also it does the same thing when i try to boot the computer into safe mode it just goes blank at the menu;.

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You don't have a Plug In Video Card do you?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Help with computer?

On some systems with a On Board and Plug In Video Card the On Board works till the OS is loaded and then stops working. If you have a Plug In Video Card you should be connecting the Monitor to that connection not the one for the On Board Video.

If you have a plug In Video Card it will be at 90 Degree's to the Back Plate and if this is a Tower Case below the Back Plate where the USB, Keyboard/Mouse plug in.


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by lancir In reply to You don't have a Plug In ...

I plugged my monitor into the place i have always put the plug.

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by lancir In reply to You don't have a Plug In ...

I have found another problem that is probably the whole thing is theres a screen that says{ (windows root>system32\hal.dll is corrupt please reinstall the problem is i do not have an xp disk

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If possible borrow a Windows XP disk then go here..

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Help with computer?

Missing Or Corrupt Hal.dll Error Resolution:

Also this will help you:
How To Restore Hal.dll From the Windows XP C

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Well if the Hardware Abstraction Layer File is corrupt

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Help with computer?

You need to rebuild the OS. This file is a list of the hardware in your computer and is different for all computers unless they have identical Hardware. I have only seen error messages like this appear when things like the M'Board have been changed.

But regardless you need to rebuild the OS. If you have XP as an OS you can do what M$ Call a In Place Install but you will need a M$ Branded Install Disc as apposed to a HP Recovery Disc. Follow the directions under method 2 here:-

The bit you want to follow is this but you really should read the entire article before proceeding.

Method 2: Repair install of Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD
Note If Windows XP was preinstalled on your computer, you may need the installation CD to reinstall. Contact your computer manufacturer to make sure that you have the installation CD for a repair installation.

To reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD, follow these steps:
Insert the Windows XP CD into your computer's CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer.
When you receive the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on the screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
The following message on the Welcome to Setup screen will appear:
This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer: To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER. To repair a Windows XP installation by using Recovery Console, press R. To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
Press ENTER to set up Windows XP.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press R to repair Windows XP.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to reinstall Windows XP. After you repair Windows XP, you may have to reactivate your copy of Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310064 ( ) How to troubleshoot Windows XP Setup problems when you upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition
If you successfully completed the reinstallation, congratulations. You are almost done. Please continue to the "After you reinstall Windows XP" section to finish.

If you received an error or if the reinstallation did not finish, unfortunately, this article did not resolve your problem. For your next steps, you may want to ask someone whom you know for help. Or, you may want to contact Microsoft Support to help you resolve this problem.
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After you reinstall Windows XP
After you finish the reinstallation, complete the following final tasks.

Note You may also want to enable the firewall in Internet Explorer. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283673 ( ) How to turn on or turn off the firewall in Windows XP

If you have Vista or 7 as an OS you need to reinstall the entire OS as neither of these OS's support a In Place Install.


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Whats the best Internet Security Software

by natural4reelz In reply to Help with computer?

I used to have Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 and expired so I got the trial 30 day again... and it expires tomorrow..

I need a free download of it again . How?? I uninstalled it and tried to download it again thinking I can get the trial for 30 days again.. but it says I have 1 day left .

What can I do??
I have windows xp but upgraded to windows 7 a while back.

Also Why am I getting windows error messages about a problem with the page?

On the bottom of the page is a yellow error icon. Need help with both questions..

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by lancir In reply to Whats the best Internet S ...

Personally for anti viruis i use Avast which works very well and has a free version just google avast antivirus

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by wpfaff In reply to Help with computer?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials, it has worked extremely well and can be downloaded from Also your ISP may offer free anti-virus Software I know that AT&T gives McAffee and the local cable company gives CA Security Suite.

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