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Windows XP won't boot past splash screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ekyjim, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. ekyjim

    ekyjim Thread Starter

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    I am working on a Dell Optiplex GX270 that will not boot past the splash screen in normal mode, nor will it go into safe mode. I'm not getting any errors, just a very faint splash screen.

    So far I've tried (with no success):
    1) changing power supplies
    2) put in a new video card
    3) put in a different hard drive with a fresh Windows XP install
    4) different memory

    What am I missing?

    Thanks

    Jim
     
  2. blakcshadow

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    so the new drive with a new copy of XP wont boot?
     
  3. kirtism

    kirtism

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    bad monitor or connection?
     
  4. ekyjim

    ekyjim Thread Starter

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    No, the new drive stops in the exact same spot. And the monitor/connection is one I use for all computers I work on, plus it was connected to 2 different video connections (on-board and the new card) with the same results.

    Thanks

    Jim
     
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