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HP Pavilion DV6000 boots with grey screen

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  1. ecerejo

    ecerejo Thread Starter

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    Hello a few days ago I could turn on this laptop for some reason (running windows xp) so came to the conclusion that the mobo fried so I bought another mobo out of ebay. I changed it and now the computer boots and I get the windows xp welcome sound but with a grey screen with some dull lines of color vertical. So I hooked up an external monitor and I see video up to first windows xp logo and it changes to black to go to the final screen the monitor looses signal. With the external monitor I can get to the bios but I don't see anything in there related to the video which I find weird. Does anyone know what might be causing this problem? Could it be that the mobo is bad?

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  2. dai

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    have you reinstalled the chipset drivers for the new m/b
     
  3. ecerejo

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    I can boot it all the way up to windows in safe mode and with a windows boot cd that I have using an external monitor, I was able to flash the bios to the latest bios. Don't you have to install these from windows, does this flash the chipset or is it just software that will install in windows, I just don't know how this would make a difference while the computer is going through post.
     
  4. dai

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    you install the chipset drivers from windows

    this activates the chips on the m/b

    i.e
    video
    sound
    usb ect.

    if you are getting a screen in safe mode but not normally install the video driver
     
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