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#1 dsalahna

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:31 PM

I got a Dell Dimension 2350 w/XP Pro from my work that recently closed shop.
I got a trojan virus because i was lax on getting my security inline.
anyway, I needed to re-install my OS and drivers, after i did - i now can not get my monitor to respond to the driver i downloaded.
I get a black screen after my POST. I obviously downloaded the wrong driver?
How do i get my monitor to respond.
Just so you know, I have checked the monitor with my other PC-so it is not a monitor issue.
I also have tried to get in thru my bios/safe mode and i just get the balck screen.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 05:09 PM

Hi, I would run XP recovery. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD.
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation.

For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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#3 Platypus

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:46 AM

I also have tried to get in thru my bios/safe mode and i just get the balck screen.

Do you mean you also get just a black screen if you enter the BIOS setup? That would not be a Windows driver problem.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 09:38 AM

Make sure your video cable is snug, your video card is properly seated, and check for any dust.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 11:07 AM

Thanks everyone. I did reboot and recover with no problem. I'm back to my original problem with just needing to fing the correct drivers. I assume i can do so on the deel site. so i'm on my way.
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