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#1 LineOFire


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Posted 12 July 2004 - 06:50 PM

My sister used the computer last. :hmmm: She said the computer froze and she shut it down. So much for details.

Anyway, I start it up, the Albatron (motherboard manufacturer) logo shows up, then when it's supposed to load Windows XP, it just shows a black screen. It looks kind of like a DOS prompt but without the prompt. Just a completely black screen, no error messages, with the little blinking underscore. I can't type anything either.

I tried setting the BIOS to boot from CD and inserted the Windows XP CD, but to no avail, the same black screen. BIOS detects my hard drive, I checked all the cables in my computer and made sure they were plugged in correctly.

I've never had to deal with something like this. There's no clearcut symptoms as to what it could be. :(

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Albatron KX18D Pro motherboard
Athlon XP 2500+ (not overclocked)
2x512MB PC2700 Buffalo RAM
Radeon 9700 Pro
Antec SLK3700AMB case with Antec 350 Power Supply

Edited by LineOFire, 12 July 2004 - 06:51 PM.

#2 carcorze



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Posted 12 July 2004 - 06:52 PM

ahhhhhhhhh that sounds terrible!! .. well have you tried constantly pressing F8 while you boot your machine to se if you can boot xp in safe mode?
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