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Old 07-18-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Problems with Windows XP Pro

Ok i'm having a big problem with my second computer.

I moved it to another room yesterday and since then i've been unable to get it to work. The original problem was that when i switched it on it acted normarly till the login screen, which didnt appear, all i could see was a black screen and a mouse cursor. At this point i only had the essentials plugged in : Power Cable, Monitor, Speakers, Mouse and Keyboard.

After failing to work a few times, i started the computer in safe mode with the same results.

I decided to repair the installation using the windows disc, this had the same problem.

Then i formated my original 200GB drive and reinstalled windows, this time after finishing copying setup files, it re-booted and got to the installation screen, which again didnt come up, this time all i could see is a blue screen (windows colour, not BSOD colour) and a mouse cursor.

By now i was really annoyed so i wipped out the 200GB drive, and put in a old 40GB drive, which was empty, and installed windows. I got the same result; light blue screen with mouse cursor.

Now i decided to disconnect anything inside the case which wasnt vital, including spare DVD drive, modem and floppy drive, i also switched the memory banks of the RAM.

Guess what? Same result...

Now i'm at my wits end, this was a computer that was working perfectly a week ago, now it refuses to get anyware near windows after loading (usal screen with loading bar going back and forth)

The specs of the computer are:

Inter Pentium 4 2.4GHz 533Mhz FSB (Socket 478)
Some HP motherboard (not sure which one)
512Mb PC2100 RAM (Single Stick)
40GB 5200rpm Western Digital Drive (Original one was 200GB WD 7200rpm)
LG DVD-RW
Ati Radeon 9000 64mb
Windows XP Pro (No service packs, but this computer is not connected to the internet)
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Problems with Windows XP Pro

It is possible that it could be a problem with your video card. if you have a spare one laying around, try that.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:07 PM   #3
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I think it might be a software problem because it copies this installation files and loads to a certain point.

But i will try that and let you know, thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:49 PM   #4
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I tried swapping the RAM stick with a PC3200 512MB stick outta my Gaming rig with the same results.

Still waiting for a friend to hurry round with his Graphics Card
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:34 PM   #5
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I've cracked it.

The problem seems to be with the old Graphics Card, when i put my 9600XT outta my games rig it seemed to work ok, no blue screen and cursor.

Thanks for ur suggestions.
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:06 PM   #6
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Default Re: Problems with Windows XP Pro

actually you were both right.
ksb007 Right about vid card because the drivers went bad
JamieS Right about the software as it loads to a driver precheck and shuts the system down as it recognizes that you had a bad driver.

Too bad that M$ just didn't excercize their programing a bit further to post an error saying what file was corrupted

Glad you got it figured out
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