XP Pro will only start in Safe mode
by GranPaSmurf - 12/9/10 3:58 AM
XP Pro, version 2002 SP3 Pentium D 3.2GHz, 2GB RAM
stops to black screen before logo or choices. This is my grandson's computer that is remarkably free of programs other than the game, Diablo II, that he has used on this machine for several years.
tried last known good configuration
msconfig, disabled everything but MS
removed AVG free with remover tool
installed and run ComboFix
installed and run Malwarebytes (several files cleaned)
disabled all sound, video and game controllers
run chkdsk /f
restored to a point 6 months ago
removed dual monitor video card, using on-board video, there are no other cards
both sides off case, no heat build-up
and as long as I have fought this, I must have tried other stuff.
Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.