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Black Screen of Death?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TechOrNot, Aug 21, 2005.

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  1. TechOrNot

    TechOrNot Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I bought this computer at a garage sale. Seemed to work fine after I installed Win XP, Office XP and a couple other softwares. Then I installed my Printer Driver (Canon Multipass C555 for XP). It prompted to restart the computer when I clicked OK. It did seem to restart - could hear the drives spinning, the lights on and maybe the fan on but no signal to the keyboard. When I connect or disconnect the Monitor cable, it flickers for a second but nothing on the screen. Tried changing the Monitor - This one powers up with a blue screen all by itself but as soon as I connect it to the computer, it blacks out.

    I am kinda not very familiar with Hardware (Have only been as far as installing a RAM or a CD Drive).
    The computer is a Pentium II with only 64 MB of RAM.
    PLEASE HELP!!! :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. ballpark570

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    Not sure but I think it's against the law to put XP on a pentium II with 64 megs of ram
     
  3. TechOrNot

    TechOrNot Thread Starter

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    Hmmm. That's a new one for me. Is that true? I just tried that because that was the newest OS I had. Any other suggestions? I tried booting from the CD, it won't do nothing..... I might have one of my older versions of OS. What do you think will work on it?
     
  4. Scorpion

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    My guess is a PII will NOT run XP, especially with that small amount of RAM. MS recommend a min 128Mb, and prefer 256Mb for XP. Anything less is asking for problems. I'd load up win95 or win98 as max with that small amount of ram.

    I have a PII 333Mhz running win2k, bu it has 192Mb ram, so handles it ok, and I only use it for storage.

    Scorp.
     
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