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Display goes blank after XP welcome screen


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#1 geno368

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:14 AM

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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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:35 AM

It could still be a driver issue. When in safe mode you are using a generic vga driver.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:15 AM

Is the monitor a crt or an lcd?

Some CRT monitors don't have an "out of range" error message so they just shut off the signal. When your power light blinks or changes to amber, the monitor is not receiving a usable or detectable signal.

The driver could be the issue but you might try vga mode from the same screen where you choose safe mode and if it works, back out the driver or just choose a lower resolution as an experiment.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:59 AM

Thanks for the replies. I ended up having to update the driver...please mark this as solved or tell me how to do it

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 11:26 AM

Thanks for the feedback.




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