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pc/monitor fault

By tonyaaron67 ·
I have a "i-friend"pc running xp and recently I turned pc on, the I-Friend logo comes on screen, then the windows xp screen comes up as though it is booting up, then the screen goes blank, and I cannot do anything to solve it.Can you help?
I have tried a different monitor but it one comes up with "No Signal so it must be at the pc end, (I think).

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Boot into safe mode

by w2ktechman In reply to pc/monitor fault

you may need to set your resolution settings lower.
Or, it could be that your video card is going out and will not use the 32-bit color, try swapping to 16-bit or lower. If it will only use 256 color, try re-installing the video card. If that does not work, try another vid card.

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yes, Safe Mode. Then boot your Windows cd...

by sgt_shultz In reply to pc/monitor fault

If it won't boot in Safe mode either, i'd wonder about the file system integrity (scandisk) or disk fragmentation.
If it'll boot in safe mode, it sounds like a video driver thing. what has changed since it last worked ok? have you updated any drivers. does it appear to hang on agp440.sys during the safe mode boot?

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what could have changed etc

by tonyaaron67 In reply to yes, Safe Mode. Then boot ...

I may have inadvertantly taken something off to create some memory, but I dont know what.
How do I try booting in safe mode, before I try changing video card option.

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