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Blank/Black screen suring OS installation

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#1 birdfloyd


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:28 PM

I am trying to install a fresh copy of windows xp on compaq presario v6000. The first screen of formatted the hard drive and setting up partitions work. Then it transfers the files just fine. Then it goes into the windows installation set up screens and goes blank. I see it saying setup is starting and then before the setup for installation screens come on the screen goes black.

I went as far as installing ubuntu and it worked just fine. When ubuntu came up it said it had to go into low resolution but once I hit okay everything worked fine. This makes me beleive the windows xp install is not using the right video drivers. Am I on the right track? If so how do I get the xp installation to use the right drivers?

Other things that I have done and not fix my issue are:
set bios to default
tried to boot into safe mode (I get all the lines of safe mode starting but when windows goes to open my screen goes black)
replaced the hard drive.
Format and install xp on new hard drive.
Even found a copy of vista that came with the pc and it did not work.


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#2 Artrooks


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:36 PM


Have a look here: HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Black Screen Displays with No Error Messages During Startup or Boot.

It might be worth testing the memory.



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