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Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:25 pm

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I did a dummy thing and turned VGA off in Windows XP (why – WHY – can you turn off your video!?) Now, Windows will boot, I hear the awful music, but no screen.

I have tried to Safe Boot and use the System Restore function, which allows one to reset the machine to earlier settings, but this is a no go. The Safe Boot screen hangs on selecting the System Restore function. Is there a known issue with using Safe Boot in Boot Camp? Any insights would be appreciated.

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Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:46 pm

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The Windows XP Safe Mode (f8 key) should work with Boot Camp on a Mac.

The only thing I can think of is that Boot Camp requires Service Pack 2 or later.

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Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:19 pm

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I believe I have installed Service Pack 3 with this version of Windows. If I fully boot into Safe Boot mode (after hitting F8) the machine starts into Windows, but I still get no monitor. If I try selecting a previous restore point, well, I can't. I get the feeling I will not be able to solve this problem by booting into windows.



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Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:21 pm

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Ah, it's not Safe Mode that's the problem -- it's that video is disabled. (Indeed, why does Windows let you disable video?) I found a thread here that might be useful:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic68901.html

If it is useful, post something back here to let us know.

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Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:57 pm

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Thanks for the post.
Hi guys, Im a newbie. Nice to join this forum.







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