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Aug 3, 2007

I download, installed and restarted XP after installing SP2 fine. I then logged back onto windows update to install remaining updates.they were downloaded and installing when I left. I expected the computer to need to be rebooted and would be fine when updates have finished. Got a text message later this evening from sister saying that all the computer does now is having a black screen? What has gone wrong? How can I solve it? We are running xp home edition on a machines PC.

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