thanks,

Pls help;

I have a DELL Inspiron B130 LAPTOP with a black screen. When I run an extended test in the diagnostic menu, I get one page showed: the device (dvd) was detected by Delldiag, maybe you need other diagnostics to test. (before finish the test, this same page was showed three times)

1) Then I use F8 to enter Safe mode , enter windows xp pro, one page was showed:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\hal.dll;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\kdcom.dll;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\bootvid.dll;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\config\system;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\c_1252.nls;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\c_437.nls;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\l_intl.nls;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\drivers\acpi.sys;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\drivers\wmilib.sys;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\drivers\pci.sys;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys;

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\fonts\vgaoem.fon

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\windows\apppatch\drvmain.sdb


2)Does the BIOS see the hard drive (F2)?
After F2, The page showed;

system

onboard devices

video

security

power management

maintenance

post behavior

wireless

But no DRIVES between system and onboard devices.

Pls help, could you tell me what I should do?

Right now I have the Reinstallation CD Microsoft Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 in my hand.


pls advise, thanks.

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W1ND0W5

You could always try dropping that install disc and try Last Known Good Configuration. If that's a no-worker, use a live Linux distro (Ubuntu's the best one) and back up your data, then make good use of that XP CD.