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Black Screen At Start Up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by John1289, Aug 27, 2005.

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  1. John1289

    John1289 Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to get my old pc to work, but my computer starts up with the fans and everything, but then the screen just stays black and says "Power Save." The tower has 2 lights on it, one green and one an organish color that stay there. I assumed I needed a new hard drive, but that did not work. Maybe a new motherboard??...any help would be appreciated.

    -John
     
  2. sy2

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    Make sure the video card is properly seated... you may also want to try a new monitor cord before going out and buying a new motherboard.
     
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    Even before a new monitor cable I'd try just disconnecting the current one (both ends) and reconnect securely.
     
  4. John1289

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    Thanks, I'll give it at try.

    -John
     
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