Black Screen Error In Safe Mode Boot In Windows® XP
What are the reasons for black screen error in Windows XP safe mode booting? Discuss tips to resolve the issue.
Windows Safe Mode is the better way of booting up your Windows Operating System in order to run administrative and diagnostic tasks on your installation. When you select safe mode option, then Operating System starts loading with minimum applications. This mode of operation is intended for troubleshoot and run diagnostics on your system. Windows Safe Mode loads basic video drivers so your programs that may look different than normal. Safe Mode is a better method to remove all the issues that interrupt the normal working of Windows Operating System. The main aim of Safe Mode is to allow you troubleshoot Windows and try to determine what is causing it to not function correctly. Once you have fixed the problem, then you can reboot and Windows will load normally. While booting the system in safe mode, sometimes you can see the black screen instead of normal boot up screen. This will prevent you to boot the system from safe mode.
Following are the reasons and solutions for black screen error in safe mode booting in Windows XP:
- Basic reasons
- MBR corruption
- Issues with partition tables
Due to some basic reasons, Windows XP system may boot in black screen while in the safe mode. If you forgot to take out the CD or DVD inserted into the CD drive, then that will boot the system in to black screen. The best method to resolve this issue is to remove the CD from the drive and then restart the system properly.
The Master Boot Record in the system has high importance in system start up. If this boot record gets corrupted and failed to load the necessary elements while system loading, then this may result in black screen error. If you are able to restart the system from boot CD without any error message, then the issue might be related to the boot record in the system. You just need to fix the errors in the boot record to resolve the problem.
Similar to MBR, partition table in the system also cause black screen issue in the system safe mode booting. The elements in partition table are necessary to boot the system and the corruption in any of these will prevent the proper loading of the system. In this case also, you just need to fix the corruption in the partition table. Some third party tools are also available to fix the errors in partition table.
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