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Display goes blank after Windows welcome screen in XP

by geno368 / March 25, 2010 12:16 AM PDT

I have a system which I had to reload my XP Prof. and when I boot up the system, everything looks normal on boot except after the welcome screen, the display goes blank. The power light on the monitor starts blinking and the indicator light on the tower is still running. I can boot in safe mode and it seems to work fine, so I eliminated bad monitor or driver. Any help would be appreciated...

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(NT) Did you reinstall all drivers also?
by Kees Bakker / March 25, 2010 12:19 AM PDT
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by geno368 / March 25, 2010 2:30 AM PDT

If it works fine in safe I would think the drivers are fine

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by Coryphaeus / March 25, 2010 6:44 AM PDT
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Safe mode does not use the full drivers.

Video devices, on-board or cards, have only basic video output without drivers. For full video you need to install the video drivers.

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