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xp black screen unless in safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by booey1, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. booey1

    booey1 Thread Starter

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    Hey

    Just swapped out a Radeon 7000 for a GeForce tx 5200. Mid way through the auto detect hardware, the screen went black. Now it is always black unless I start in safe mode, in which case it is fine.

    I have tried installing new drivers. Still black iscreen in normal xp and working correctly in safe mode.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. pip22

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    When Windows will start in Safe Mode only, it's almost always because of a device or driver issue/compatibility. For some reason your system does not seem to like GeForce graphics hardware so you'll have to put the Radeon back. If you want to upgrade, in view of your problem it would be wise to stick with Radeon cards.
     
  3. booey1

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    Thanks, I'll try again with different versions of the drivers.
     
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