Posted 08 July 2010 - 10:25 AM
Hello there, newbie here.
Here is where I'm at. My computer ceases start up after the splash screen. It sounds like an issue I read about on the common issues thread
Black Screen Hang (after splash screen appears) (usually video driver)
- Last Known Good Configuration
- Safe Mode
- install/reinstall latest version of video drivers.
I was thinking it may be a memory problem. I have already reinstalled windows 2 seperate times on 2 different drives, and tried RedHat on another. None of the installs work, and all freeze up (linux says it cannot sync the Kernal)
After getting on today I'm a bit more curious if it may be a driver issue. But I have tried safe mode, with the last good configuration, and that fails to start up as well.
So my questions for my next step would be....
1) how do I run a disk check, memory test, ect...without being able to start windows?
2) if It is a driver issue how do I go about reinstalling the driver?
I will try to get my girlfriends laptop tonight to post more details...unfortunetly I have no internet access other than my WII (and thats just a pain in the ass to use) I'm currently at a library.