Posted 19 July 2010 - 11:51 PM
I turn on my computer, get the motherboard flash screen like normal and it goes through the normal booting stuff then goes to the Windows XP loading screen with the logo and the little progress bar. It loads for a few minutes like normal and then the screen goes black. The monitor goes into Power Save mode like it does when the computer is powered off/the monitor is disconnected/hibernate mode. However, since the sound is on, I know Windows and my desktop do load because I can hear the Windows music and such. But the screen is completely black, no cursor or anything. I have tried to boot in Safe Mode with F8 but it doesn't work nor have I been able to get into the BIOS. I do have Windows Recovery Console installed but not sure what to do with it. I also have the XP install disk/key available.
Any thoughts on what to do? I know this happened once before but I cannot remember how I solved it or if it resolved on its own.
This is an OLD computer but hasn't had any problems recently:
Intel D865PERL mobo (I think that's the #, it's from memory)
160 gb Seagate sata hard drive
Pentium 4 w/ ht 2.8 ghz
Nvidia GeForce X5900XT w/ 512 mb
Windows XP Pro sp3
Currently I am using the vga connection for the monitor, may try and run it with the dvi connection just oin case that helps.