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My 6400, (vista basic) is having issue starting, i can get

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my 6400, (vista basic) is having issue starting, i can get to the sign in screen and then screen goes blank and the lite for the drive goes off
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  ChrisC replied 9 months ago.

Hi Paul, my name is ***** ***** welcome to JustAnswer!

Does this issue seem to always happen after you have signed into the machine?

Expert:  Byron replied 9 months ago.

Hi Paul. My name is***** you for your question and the opportunity to assist. See if you can get to a stable desktop starting the machine this way:

Start or restart the machine and as you see the computer manufacturer's logo on the screen start steadily

tapping the F8 key at the top of your keyboard. You should be brought to a startup menu.

Using your arrow keys select Safe Mode and press enter.

When you get to the password ***** log in and see if the desktop comes up.