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#1 Rafinad

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:23 PM

One of my PCs suddenly developed a habit to black out
the screen at login time right after I click owner, put password and Enter.

It was working fine before this, I do not connect it to Internet, yet I transfer some files
using USB memory stick from other PC which is connected.

Interestin thing that when I chose F8 for safe mode the PC that generates garbage bag black
screen works fine as far as I can tell. I can see my files in directories and open them
(clearly I checked only a few).

Is it a virus or I changed some setting during last log out ?


Thank you.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 07:04 AM

There are several things that could cause this, the most likely being a corruption of your video drivers. To start with, uninstall the current video drivers from your system while in Safe Mode (go to Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs).

If this doesn't fix it, post back and we'll go through the steps for checking out your hard drive, your file system, and the MBR/Boot sectors of the hard drive.
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Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:45 AM

Hi Usasma

Thank you for reply. It seems that the problem went away.

On my other PC I put a video card for two monitors and was using it.

Then I switched one monitor to this PC and that's when problem started to happen.

Do I have to do some monitor log out procedure from the dual video in order for it to work

with single monitor PC now?


I also would like to know the steps for checking out my PC you were talking about
( the steps for checking out your hard drive, your file system, and the MBR/Boot sectors of the hard drive )
if possible.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:35 PM

Move the other monitor to the free and empty port.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 05:44 PM

There shouldn't be anything needed for the 2 monitor setup to go to one monitor.

To check out your hard drive, you can download a diagnostic utility from the hard drive manufacturer's website. There's a list of the most common one's here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

To check your file system, go to Start...Run...and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Then type "chkdsk" in the black window that opens up - and then press Enter.
If it shows errors, then type in "chkdsk /r" (without the quotes) and press Enter - it'll fix the errors this time.

To rebuild the MBR and Boot Sector you'll have to boot into the Recovery Console and execute a couple of commands. There's no need to do this if the computer is booting into Windows - so I wouldn't mess with it unless you're unable to get into Windows.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:01 AM

Hello

I'm back with the same problem: at some point this problem of black screen
went away for quite some time, but now it is back. I can work only in safe
mode.

I decided to use another drive as bootable HD, I have too much data on current one
and do not want to risk to reinstall XP on it. Also I want to have an extra HD with
XP just in case. I'll keep only XP and software on it and my data will sit on it's own
drive.

Now my question is:

How do I install XP onto this new drive which I see as F: ?

Can I do it in safe mode or I have to do it on another PC ?

Do file structures have to be both the same ( FAT32 or NCTS) ?




Thank you.
R.




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