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By Keith G ·
Here is a question for all the hardware guru's. Before I ask thequestion let me tell you what I have done. I have replaced the RAM, CPU, Motherboard, switched from a AGP to a PCI video card, switched power supplies, and have reloaded Windows 2000 and XP multiple times. Okay now for what's happening. When I boot the computer the screen goes blank after the now starting Windows 2000 (or XP). The OS continues to load in the backgroup, but with no video. Does anyone have any suggestions.

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by D_V Ant In reply to No Video

Boot into safe mode and change the graphics resolution to 640 by 480 and the refresh rate to 60 Hz. Chances are, Windows is defaulting to a resolution and or refresh rate not supported by your monitor. I have several older 15" monitors with this problem. Once you have video, you can experiment and see which reslolutions and refresh rates work.

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by Keith G In reply to No Video

Neither XP or 2000 will boot into safe mode. The same things happens with any boot option.

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by Keith G In reply to No Video

Neither XP or 2000 will boot into safe mode. The same things happens with any boot option.

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by TheChas In reply to No Video

I agree with D V Ant's synopsis.

I had a similar problem with XP and my bench monitor.

As you have, I could not get into any mode that would allow me to set the display properties so that the monitor would function.

If I connected a different monitor, and finished setup, I could then use the older monitor.

I finally picked up a newer monitor to use on my bench, and have not had any problems since.

As best I could figure, the monitor that I was using did not support the default refresh rate that XP set.

Chas

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by Keith G In reply to No Video

It seemed to be the default refresh rate of XP. I the box on a different monitor and it worked fine. My only concern is that the monitor I was using was a 15" Viewsonic LCD and shouldn't have that refresh problem. Now when I boot I don't see get anyvideo until the Windows logo screen appears. I don't see the loading bar at the bottom that says press F8. It is a minor issue, but annoying. Thanks for the help

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