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Black screen but sound was on

By urxtradark ·
While watching a video clip my screen suddenly went black but the sound continued to the end of the clip. I restarted windows but nothing showed up on the screen although windows loaded up and I even entered the password without seeing anything on screen but nothing showed up except the normal sound of windows loading up. I cleaned everything, unpluged/pluged everything but still the screen is just dead black. Any feedback?
I have an onboard agp. Could it be the AGP?

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POST Screens and Safe Mode

by TheChas In reply to Black screen but sound wa ...

Do you get the POST screens when your system first boots up?

If so, try booting into safe mode (F and see if you have video then.

If you have video in safe mode, change the settings to use the safe mode defaults and then boot into normal mode.

You should then be able to adjust your display settings and get back to normal.

If you have no video at POST, the next step is to try a different monitor, or connect your monitor to a different computer.

For an LCD monitor, it is possible that the back-light failed while you were watching the video.

If the monitor works on a different computer, you can try installing a video card.

Chas

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I Don't get any video at POST at all

by urxtradark In reply to POST Screens and Safe Mod ...

Hi thanks for the valuable input.
1- I don't get ant video at POST at all
2- I only get all the normal beeps and I enter my password as usual and hear the Windows log on music but no video.

* I have Nits LCD Monitor with AGP SIS 315P built onboard a P4XV ASD2+ Mainboard
I am now trying to test the computer with another monitor or otherwise test my LCD monitor on another computer. I may have to install a new VGA card

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Beeps?

by Ron K. In reply to I Don't get any video at ...

I don't know everything but all of my computers give a POST beep (singular). Beeps generally seem to signify something wrong and the pattern of beeps tell what's wrong.

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Beep

by santeewelding In reply to Beeps?

"Pattern" singular needs "tells".

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If there are going to be beeps they need to play a tune.

by Ron K. In reply to Beep

Instead of the quasi-morse code bulls**t. It be easy if Rocky and Bullwinkle played, you'd know it was bad RAM or whatever instead of having to concentrate, "was that a long beep or a short beep."

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In one ear

by santeewelding In reply to If there are going to be ...

And out the other.

Can't you see I'm being a Spelling Nazi?

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I don't pay attention anymore.

by Ron K. In reply to In one ear

I'm blaming the heroin.

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I think

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Beeps?

if it's the video card, the beeps should play 'I can see clearly now, the rain is gone...'.
If it's the sound, the beeps should pley 'Singin' in the Rain'.
If it's a processor error of some kind, the beeps should play 'They're coming to take me away...'
If it's a hard drive error, the beeps should play 'I can't get no...'

I could go on, but I've had too much fun already today.

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Oh, hey!

by santeewelding In reply to I think

I missed this earlier.

Way too involved in the course of the world in another place.

We put yours up in a frame.

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Tabs.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Oh, hey!

One for Discussions, one for Questions. Click-click.

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