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I believe Video Driver Issue but who knows?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fatbobthefirst, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. fatbobthefirst

    fatbobthefirst Thread Starter

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    I have a computer here that when you boot up you see the posts.
    Then you see the Windows Home sceen with the moving bar then the screen goes black.
    The Monitor button light stays green the computer continues and boots up but you see nothing. Pull the monitor cable and you get that it is disconnected. Plug it back in and the green light stays on but the screen is still all black.

    Things done.
    Tried a Video card. The one was onboard. This did the same thing.
    Tried a new Powersupply. Same thing.
    Finally I put another HD with a OS on it and it worked fine.

    I now have that Harddrive from this computer as a slave to save what is on it.
    I was going to wipe the OS and restore.

    What can be done in windows working on a drive.

    The person said one day it just stopped.
    So did a new video driver get installed and screwed it up.

    Is there a way to make the system restore on that Slave Drive back a week?
    Then install back into the orginal computer to see if it would work?

    Thanks for any help.. or ideas
     
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

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    Your post is somewhat difficult to follow.
    From what I can understand your system was working ok and a new video driver was installed. This resulted in no display.

    Did you try and boot into safe mode?

    Do you see post data when your boot your system? Note this is the part where your drives are detected, memory count, etc.
     
  3. fatbobthefirst

    fatbobthefirst Thread Starter

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    Sorry for the confusion.
    Actually the person who's computer it is would have no clue if a video driver was being installed.
    It will not boot in Safe Mode or any mode.
    Going into safe mode you see about 20 lines of white text and then just stops and never continues.
    As for regular mode you only see the WindowsXP and then it goes black and that is all.
     
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