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START UP GET Black Screen DOS AND Wind 9

By ffontan1 ·
When Start up me computer Windows 98 with cpu 133mhz it goes to a Black check Screen.
It check hd. Everything is check ok.
But it just Hangs up there where the cursor is flashing.

1) Put another HD on which works fine on my other system.
But the same it just Hangs up there where the cursor is flashing.

There is no Beeps. I took the HD and put on
another PC & it booted up fine, also keyboard and mouse are working Fine.
I BOOT UP WITH BOOT DISK BUT SAME just Hangs up there where the cursor is flashing.

Can you help with details.
how to fix it.

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by TheChas In reply to START UP GET Black Screen ...

Start by swapping the monitor onto the other system.

If the monitor works fine, then you have either a bad video card, or problems with the motherboard.

You can try re-seating the video card and RAM modules, but I suspect some hardware on the motherboard has died.

The activity from the drives is their self test running.

Chas

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by ptreadway In reply to START UP GET Black Screen ...

Check your BIOS to see if is reading your HD.
Or try F8 to safe mode,then try last restore point.

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by ffontan1 In reply to START UP GET Black Screen ...

I Check your BIOS to see if is reading your HD.
AND try F8 to safe mode, But it just Hangs up there where the cursor is flashing.
READ THE NOT AGAIN.

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by Ann777 In reply to START UP GET Black Screen ...

You are getting a blinking cursor in the upper corner... your monitor is working. Another hdd does the same thing in this system. Your hdd works fine on another system.

Open your computer and one-by-one, remove and reseat each of the daughterboard cards in your computer. Do the same with RAM. Make sure all cables and connectors are attached and that there are no loose connectors or cables.

The fact that your hdd works in another system, is pointing to a systemboard problem. But I've seen POSTs get to the point you describe with memory reseating, resolving the problem. Give it a try... else look at systemboard replacement costs.

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by aj_jacobs In reply to START UP GET Black Screen ...

Instead of F8 try F5 to by-pass all startup configurations. If F5 works then rem out all config.sys settings then start adding them back one by one and note the reactions.

I have had some systems where the CPU was bad. When changing to start boot process system hung.

Another one is a BAD FLOPPY DRIVE OR PORT if floppy drive light remains on this could be a possibility.

Other things to check -
BIOS settings have system reset configuration in BIOS.
If BIOS is set as Plug and Play aware OS change it or vice versa.

As far as hardware goes if you received any video at bootup I would start checking RAM (Video as well as System RAM).

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by RCOM In reply to START UP GET Black Screen ...

Run the system bios and if available use the autodetect feature for the hard drive. I've had this problem before when the drive isn't set up correctly.

What size drive is it? Since it's only a 133 MHz CPU the drive may not be suppoted.

You diidn't mention if the drives were set up as masters with or without slaves attached. To troubleshoot don't connect the cdrom drive to the same cable as the hard drive.

If it's a western digital and on some other drives the jumper for master with a slave can cause this if there's no slave attached or vice versa.

To test you can remove the drive from the system and bios and see if it boots to a floppy disk.

Follow the advice about removing all cards accept video and see what happens. If it boots try reinstalling the cards one at a time and hopefully the problem can be isolated.

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