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Black screen on start up

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by colin-java, Jan 1, 2010.

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  1. colin-java

    colin-java Thread Starter

    Jan 1, 2010
    Hi, I recently rebuilt my new pc putting in new psu (old one died) and watercooling, I temporarily put the hdd in a pentium 4 whilst the new pc was out of use.

    When I put the hdd back into new pc and started up, the screen was black, and remained black until I was in xp and my desktop was visible.

    I tried resetting bios, and this appeared to work at first as I saw the logo on boot up, and the windows screen with moving bar came on as well as the blue welcome screen. But now I don't see anything at all until I see the desktop.

    The monitor light also flashes on and off a few times during start up.

    My pc specs are:

    Biostar TPower I45 motherboard
    Intel E8600 core 2 duo (2 x 3.33GHz) o.c'd to 3.6GHz
    Radeon HD 4870 1GB Sonic Dual Edition graphics card
    4GB DDR2 1066 ram
    Corsair TX650W PSU
    Corsair H50 CPU Watercooler
    NZXT hush case (Black)
    Maxtor 250GB hard drive
    LG dvd/cd writer
    LG W2243S monitor (22 inch widescreen)
    Wireless Mouse (logitech)
    Wireless Router (belkin)
    Wireless Headphones (Philips)

    Also, I tried uninstalling then installing my graphics card drivers and associated software (like ATI catalyst control centre) as well as the monitor software.

    But this doesn't seem to have helped, and sometimes on start up, the catalyst control center says there was a problem, but its not clear what it was, it gives a load of codes and stuff.

    I think I need to try computer with a different monitor, but I can't do that until I can borrow one.

    Any thoughts are appreciated, thanks
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