Question

Locked

Blank screen after splash screen....and then some.

By justin ·
Oh god.....
Here is a hard one.....let's begin.
i was on my friends comp and i was trying to get it all fixed up cause it ran slow as ****, he bought a video card it is a geforce 6200 and it was working just fine. it ran kinda laggy though on that card...dont know why....anyways.
it was running in the comp, he has a agp mobo and bought a pci video cad so his old video card was a agp new is pci. anyways. so i was downloading the new drivers and everything and got a little carried away and tried to delete some old ones, i think the scren was system properties or something, it had a list of things on his comp. one of which said nvidia geforce 6200. wanted to delete that driver so i clicked it and hit delete. asked to restart and i agreed. upon restarting the bios screen showed up, the splash screen and right after that.......blackness. so i plugged the monitor cable into the video card on the mobo, still black, although it is receiving a signal on the pci card cause the monitor turn on, just a BLACK SCREEN. tried safe mode, same thing, tried going to most recent config that worked. same thing. tried it all.

then i got a win xp disk from a friend,....this is where it gets tricky. he no longer has his cd key, he threw it away. so its on the comp just cant get to it.
i went to the recovery console and did a chkdsk /r and it said it fixed 1 problem or more, yay i thought. restarted and nothing happened.

decided to do a repair install....went through just fine and restarted....right after the splash screen it shows up with a blue screen and says.....setup is being restarted.............................and thats all it does, forever.

so i tried it again, same thin happened.

though i would go back into the recovery console and i did a fix mbr and a fix boot AND i did a listsvc and found the nvidia driver (i think) and it was set to auto, so i did disable (and the driver name it showed) said it was disabled and i did a chkdsk /r again fixboot an exit.

now it still goes back to the black screen. and sometimes when i try to boot into safe mode, the bar apears below and stops when it gets to the end.

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

i have tried to describe everything that i have done, throw in there a couple more repair installs and thats everything.......

someone PLEASE help me!!!

oh, fyi im on my ps3. not another comp

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

12 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

See if this will help

by Jacky Howe In reply to Blank screen after splash ...

You can use the Hard Drive Makers Testing Utility to Test the Drive
<br><br>
Hitachi / IBM - DFT "Drive Fitness Test"
<br><br>
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
<br><br>
Works with all manufacturers
<br><br>
Western Digital "Data Lifeguard"
<br><br>
http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp#dlgtools
<br><br>
Works with WD drives only
<br><br>
Fujitsu "FJDT"
<br><br>
http://www.fel.fujitsu.com/home/drivers.asp?L=en&CID=1
<br><br>
Works with fujitsu models only
<br><br>
Samsung "hutil"
<br><br>
http://www.samsung.com/Products/Hard...ties/hutil.htm
<br><br>
Compatability unknown...
<br><br>
Seagate "Seatools"
<br><br>
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools
<br><br>
Works with Seagate drives only
<br><br>
If it tests OK try this.
<br><br>
Perform the following steps to reset the video settings back to the default.
<br><br>
1. Boot the PC into safe mode. This can be done by tapping the F8 key as the PC starts up.
<br><br>
2. When you get to the Desktop, right click on My Computer and select Manage.
<br><br>
3. In the window that appears, select Device Manager from the menu on the left.
<br><br>
4. Look for Display Adapters in the right hand pane and click the plus sign. This will list the video adapter that you have.
<br><br>
6. Right click on the display adpater and choose un-install. Click OK and reboot the PC.
<br><br>
7. Go to the manufacturers support web site and download the latest drivers for your AGP Video card.
<br><br>
<br><br>
<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
<br><br>
<br><br>
<font size="1"><i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.</i></font>

Collapse -

i cant get in to safe mode

by justin In reply to See if this will help

well, sad story is i would love to try this. although i am not able to boot in to safe mode.....unless im missing something here...?

Collapse -

It is sad

by Jacky Howe In reply to i cant get in to safe mod ...

because without the correct XP CD for the PC and the key that belongs to it you are in a bit of trouble. Even if you deleted the Video driver it should still run in Safe Mode. Did you do the Diagnostics test on the Drive.
<br><br>
<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
<br><br>
<br><br>
<font size="1"><i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.</i></font>

Collapse -

how so?

by justin In reply to It is sad

how would i do that?

Collapse -

How would you do what

by Jacky Howe In reply to how so?

the drive test. You will have to download it and burn it to CD and boot from it. Run the tests to see if the Hard Drive is OK.
<br><br>
<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.</i>
<br><br>
<br><br>
<font size="1"><i>If you think that any of the posts that have been made by all TR Members have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as <b>Helpful</b> so that others may benefit from the outcome.</i></font>

Collapse -

I can't believe anyone could be so stupid ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Blank screen after splash ...

Honestly, you've gone from a system that 'seemed' to be running "kinda laggy.. ..I don't know why" and ended up with a broken system.

I just wonder if you would have been quite so gung-ho had it been YOU'RE system that you were stumbling blindly through?

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing but absolutely no knowledge at all is criminal.

Sorry... I'm not here to offer a solution - I'm just saying what you should've been told a long, long time ago.

Collapse -

well....

by justin In reply to I can't believe anyone co ...

it pretty much is mine. my roomate and i use it but it is his...
but what happened is odd.....but your insight is not welcome. im on here to seek advice. not be ridiculed for an honest mistake. i know i cant see you in your life. but im well sure everything you have done has gone right. correct? im sure not.

Collapse -

Let your room-mate run amok through your PS3, then ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to well....

You'll know how he's feeling now.

I kinda reckoned that you'd be so up yourself that you would react badly to criticism. I get the impression that you've probably been down this road before, but didn't enjoy taking a telling the last time either.

What you have accomplished this time cannot reasonably be undone without a working XP disc (preferably accompanied by a CD Key).

Collapse -

You will need a Windows XP disk to do this Repair.....

Start your PC with the XP Setup CD in the drive. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD..." prompt, do so and let the CD-based boot process begin.
When the Recovery Console option is offered ("Press R to start the Recovery Console"), do so. You may be asked which Windows installation to enter, in which case type the number of the Windows installation you wish to work on (usually "1").
When prompted, enter the Administrator's password for that Windows installation.
At the command prompt, type "Bootcfg /Rebuild" (without the quotes) and hit enter. Windows will then scan the hard drive, looking for valid Windows installs and startup information.
The exact verbiage will depend on your setup, but after a few moments you'll see a prompt that says something like:
Total Identified Windows Installs: 1
[1] C:\Windows
Add Installation To Boot List?
Assuming the information you see is correct, enter "Y" for yes, and Bootcfg will start the process of rebuilding the boot list to include the indicated Windows installation. Along the way, it will repair most "Missing or corrupt HAL.DLL," "Invalid Boot.Ini," "Windows could not start...," and similar errors.
After a moment, you'll be asked to "Enter Load Identifier." This is the name of the operating system that will appear in boot menus. For consistency with the standard nomenclature used by Microsoft, enter "Microsoft Windows XP Professional" or "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" without the quotes and hit enter.
Next you'll be asked to "Enter OS Load Options." For normal installations, enter "/Fastdetect" (without the quotes) and hit enter.
In most cases, that's all it will take. You can type "Exit" to leave the Recovery Console and reboot the PC, which should then start normally.
But if you wish, or in cases where you suspect a problem with the boot sectors on the hard drive (as with problems in a dual- or multi-boot system that's become unstable, or where a third-party boot manager may have run amok), you can run Fixboot from the command line (without any parameters) prior to exiting the Recovery Console. This will write a new partition boot sector to the default drive, undoing any changes caused by dual-, multi-, or third-party boot processes. (You can reactivate those alternate boot methods later if you wish, but running Fixboot now simplifies the boot process and removes nonessential boot variables, which in turn helps ensure that the repaired XP installation will have the best chance of successful booting.)
After running Fixboot, type "Exit" to leave the Recovery Console and reboot the PC, which should then start normally.
Additional Options
A version of Bootcfg can also be run from inside Windows. Type "Bootcfg /?" (minus the quotes) in the Start/Run line to see the commands available that way. Note that the /Rebuild command isn't available from inside Windows; you can only run that from within the Recovery Console. (That makes sense because you only need to totally rebuild the boot information when Windows won't start normally.)
A /List command is also available only from within Recovery Console. It simply lists the entries already in the boot list, which can be useful for checking or as a learning tool.
You can also see entries already in the boot list from within Windows. Right-click on My Computer, then select Properties/Advanced/Startup and Recovery/Settings. The entries are shown in the System Startup portion of the dialog, and you can directly edit the Boot.Ini file by clicking the Edit button there.
You can also view and edit the startup entries via the Msconfig tool. Enter "Msconfig" on the Start/Run line, and you'll see numerous options for modifying the Boot.Ini and related files. The XP help system explains each option pretty well.
But none of these "edit from within Windows" options is available when Windows won't boot, which is why the Recovery Console's little-known Bootcfg /Rebuild command is so important and useful. If you know about this command and how to use it, you can potentially save yourself literally hours and hours of manually reinstalling or rebuilding a failed operating system!

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this info is useful, please give a thumbs up. Thanks

Collapse -

not quite

by justin In reply to You will need a Windows X ...

alright, so i did as you told me to do.
everything went as you said it would.
although it still goes to that black screen, i thought to try safe mode and it shows two different operating systems to choose from now. both being spelt the exact same way... Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition i tried to do both and neither one works
i went through everything you told me to do but at the end i did fixboot and exit.
i dont see that being a huge issue....??
any other ideas

Back to Storage Forum
12 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums