+ 0 Votes A few things... cmiller5400 3 years ago Do you see the BIOS POST screen? Have you tried resetting the BIOS to defaults? What model/make is the laptop? + 0 Votes it's not bios problem eazypos 3 years ago if the pc is not new. then u should try these. 1. clean the memory socket and pin. i mean the pin in the memory and the memory slot in motherboard. 2. if the pc using vga card then try clean the pci / agp slot and the socket/pin in the vga card. 3. u can clean it with "contact cleaner" spray. h.t.h + 0 Votes A few things pdelaguardia87 3 years ago yes i saw the bios post screen, but i didnt reset the bios to default. my bad. Also its a desktop and the model of the board is a HP IPIBL-LB its a MICRO-ATX. Thanks very much for the help + 0 Votes already reseted bios...nothing happened pdelaguardia87 3 years ago same error after bios revision black screen + 0 Votes any ideas? pdelaguardia87 3 years ago ???? + 1 Votes Well for starters the replacement drive OH Smeg 3 years ago Isn't going to boot unless it came from an Identical Computer. The HAL Hardware Abstraction Layer is different hence the BSOD. As for the original question have you tried testing the original HDD with it's Makers Testing Utility? The way to use these Testing Utilities is to test the HDD in the problem machine and then if it fails the test remove it fit to a different computer and retest. If it still fails the test the HDD has gone to Silicon Heaven but if it passes the second test the M'Board, Data Lead or Power Supply in the problem computer is faulty and needs replacing. You can get the Makers Testing Utility from the HDD Makers Web Site or you can use the Ultimate Boot CD which has most of them on it. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html Just make sure to download the ISO and not click on the add on that web page. Col + 1 Votes thanks a lot pdelaguardia87 3 years ago ok will do that, didnt knew the hdd had to come from an identical machine, guess you learn something new everyday. Gonna try what you told me tomorrow and i will let you know if it worked (not that you care but anyway). thanks again for all the info. + 0 Votes "Not that you care but anyway"?. So much for helping people. Peconet Tietokoneet 3 years ago NT. + 0 Votes Bad video paradoxstorm 3 years ago It could be a problem with the video. If you are seeing the post screen but it goes dark shortly after, it could be a sign that the video is crashing when Windows tries to load a video driver. Is this onboard video or a card? + 1 Votes bad video pdelaguardia87 3 years ago yes it goes dark shortly after the post bios screen but i tried with another hdd and i saw the windows logo and then it gives a bsod and reboots, so i dont think its the video anyway thanks for everything and yes its on a video card, because some idiot sealed the onboard port with some screws that i couldnt find a screwdriver for, i couldnt test it onboard. + 0 Votes Safe Mode hawgfan 3 years ago Have you tried safe mode? If you see the Windows screen then it goes black, your windows is probably trashed. You can try safe mode, device mgr, & get rid of unnecessary old drivers.