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  • I am visiting a friend and he has the above problem but also now the computer doesn't boot at all. We get a black screen with some kind of writing in the left upper side of the screen. We can't read it and it will not go any further. I was wondering if I can install XP home on an external drive passport and then hook it up to his computer and possibly boot from the external hard drive? Maybe this way I can get into his computer even if I use safe mode.
    Also before the computer did not boot any more we ran a diagnostic with one of the disks that came with the computer. It has diagnostics on it with drivers. We got the following codes when we ran the diagnostics.
    Would any one know what these codes mean?
    If any one could tell me either way I thank you in advance.
    Have a nice holiday.
    Sunday, December 28, 2008 4:44 AM