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Windows XP Pro Blank Screen

by mikep99 / October 25, 2004 11:35 AM PDT

Hi I am having problems booting up into windows. Computer boots up normally and windows XP screen appears with process bar flashing then screen goes blank and nothing happens no matter how long I leave computer on.
I have tried booting with Last good Configuration - Same problem. If I boot in safe mod computer boots into windows no problem.
I have tried repositioning AGP card & also using PCI video card but same problem occurs. Any help on what I should try would be great.
Tks in advance.

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Re: Windows XP Pro Blank Screen
by datalookup / October 25, 2004 12:17 PM PDT

When you boot into Safe Mode, check the Device Manager to see if there is a problem with the video display adapter driver. You may need to re-install this driver. Also Run Check Disk to verify that the drive is error free. Check the BIOS setting for the video adapter under Peripherals. If you are using the AGP Card, see that it is configured in the BIOS settings to use the AGP port when booting up. Also if you're using the PCI Card, see that it is set in the BIOS settings to use the PCI port. Please write back with the results and any other problems you may be encountering. There are people here at the forum who will find the solution you need.

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Re: Windows XP Pro Blank Screen
by Merl Priester / October 25, 2004 12:28 PM PDT

Power off, if you have cards NIC, SCSI whatever they are, pull them out (write down what slot they were in).
Except your VID card.

Unplug ALL USB devices. Try booting.
If the problem is still there, go to SAFE mode again, try a system restore to when it was working OK.

If this fixes it, put the cards back in one at a time to see if any of them causes it.

If pulling the cards was all that was needed, then don't do the restore, just replace the cards one at a time. If you are using the onboard NIC and Sound, go into the BIOS and turn them off instead of pulling htem in the first place.

You didn't say what if you did anything before this happened, like changing drivers of installing hardware or software.

You might also look in MSCONFIG and see what is running.

Uncheck all of it to start with if necessary and start adding things back if that fixes it.

It is just a process of elimination.

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by Cursorcowboy / October 26, 2004 12:42 AM PDT
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Re: Windows XP Pro Blank Screen
by mikep99 / October 26, 2004 7:18 AM PDT

Fixed - All it was, was a problem with my USB ADSL modem. When I unplugged it and rebooted it booted up no problems. I uninstalled modem & re-installed it and everything is now OK. Thanks for all your help.

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Re: Windows XP Pro Blank Screen
by Ray42 / October 27, 2004 6:58 AM PDT

Try Changing the Resolution may be set to one that is not supported by your monitor. Try (800x600)

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