Black screen after windows xp install [Solved/Closed]

TCA - Jul 10, 2008 at 10:13 AM - Latest reply:  the hidden one
- Sep 17, 2013 at 01:56 PM

I just loaded a XP pro on my desktop and it seems to load ok but only to a black screen. I've removed everything except the the video card (not part of mother board) and rebooted but always to a black screen. I've rebooted and tried hitting the enter button 5 times for a "searching for new hardware" just in case that might work. Will changing montors or video cards help. This is a fresh install so nothing on the hard drive is needed. Pls hlp
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I had the same problem a few days ago. I installed Xp Pro and As it I saw the Windows start and the Screen goes black and Nothing. I played around with an rebooted and Press F8 before windows logged on. I first tried safe mode and the desktop load and task bar. But that still did not solve my problem. Rebooted, and hope for the best. I still got the black screen. This time after I rebooted I press F8 again this time instead of choosing safe mode; I chose enable vga mode, and windows loaded normal except at a 8bit resolution when I tried changing resolution the computer froze.

How I fixed was I went to control Panel/system/hardware and when to display, there I found my video card and another vga driver when I disabled the generic vga driver. I rebooted my video Card took over and Black Screen Went away. I hope this help.

Thank you, Rje 31

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