I am running a 4-5 yr old Sony vaio- OEM XP, p4 2.0, 1g ram, w/ an ATI AGP vid card (9800 pro?). The computer turns on and does the initial start up routine and then it gets to the Windows insignia with a small bar at the bottom as usual but right after that my screen goes black. The HD indicator light flickers for a bit but that is about it. Now I can start it in safe mode but I am not sure what to do next. How do I determine if I am looking at a Vid card problem or a software problem? All advice is welcome.
Thanks in advance