windows bsod & then blank after reboot (after POST but b4 windows logo)

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ubamous3

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Hi,

OS: windows 2000 pro
PSU: antec trio (either 550-600)
2 gigs of crucial memory
CPU: Core2duo 6400 run at default (no overclocking)
Graphics card: nvidia 6600

One of my pc’s has been bsod a lot lately for no apparent reason; no new programs nor devices have been installed recently; the bsod messages have been many times but not always related to ntoskrnl.exe and/or page defaults or something along that line; I have tried to take out the boot drive and run a chkdsk on it from another pc and it seemed to stop the bsod for about a week or so and then back again.

Now the weird new thing is that when I reboot after a BSOD related to ntoskrnl.exe, it shows the BIOS POST messages like normal but BEFORE it shows the windows logo, it ‘s just a black blank screen; I have tried
1/ putting the older sticks of memory in (the memory that used tobe in this pc and working for years)

2/ this pc has a lot of hard drives and the paging files are spreaded along all of the drives; I noticed that one drive was acting weird so I took it out and tried to do chkdsk on another pc and it seems totally fine; no errors, so that’s odd

3/ the next step is I’m going to reinstall windows on a new boot drive to see if it even allows me to boot from the dvd drive (there were no dvd drives on this pc; only hard drives)

It sounds like it could be the psu going bad, but it’s not a weak psu; it’s antec trio (either 550 or 600 I forgot)

But bottom line is I wonder what would cause the system to just blank out after POST but before windows is loaded up? This is the first time I see this ever. I can enter BIOS screens and nothing looks unusual; I haven’t flashed the BIOS either

Thanks for any input
 
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unplug all devices except the "C" drive and see if the os will boot up.Or if you can get into safe mode boot option
 

ubamous3

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thanks john for responding

It turns out to be the boot drive; i took it out and ran chkdsk on it from another pc and at the same time, installed a new win2k OS on a new drive in the problematic pc and it installed fine so it must be the boot drive that's the problem; chkdsk found some bad stuff and fixed it; no bad sector or anything like that, but i wanted to put it back in to see if it would boot up after chkdsk /f /r and it did; this way i didnt have to reinstall all the apps and the settings, etc....that would be many hours longer
 
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