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Blank Screen After Startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Wogimlodger, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. Wogimlodger

    Wogimlodger Thread Starter

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    Bit of a problem here. I just got a new Firewire PCI card and attempted to install it. I got it in alright and closed up the case. When I tried to turn on the computer, it would do the memory check, show the bit at the bottom that allowed me to go into the BIOS etc. but before I get the "Starting Windows XP" screen, everything freezes and the screen goes blank. I've already tried taking out the card, but that didn't help. Every time I restart the computer it does the same thing.
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Go back in and be certain the ram is in right and all pci cards are reseated...then reseat all plugs on drives etc...I would bet you bumped something when you installed the card.
     
  3. CRemedies

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    Restart your pc and start tapping the F8 key while rebooting to enter into "safe mode." Once in safe mode, simply do a system restore to a date before you installed the card. Click on START, ALL PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, SYSTEM TOOLS, SYSTEM RESTORE. That should get you back to where you started at least. You can try to figure out the card issue from there if you wish.
     
  4. Wogimlodger

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    As far as I know, I didn't bump anything. I'll give it a try though. I tried starting it in Safe Mode, but it just goes to a blank screen. Either way, I don't use system restore.
     
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