Hey it's Jack again.
Put together a PC for a friend and I am having some problems trouble shooting it.
I first installed Vista and things were going smoothly.
Was installing drivers left and right then I had to restart.
After the restart the little windows load bar would come up and the then nothing but a black screen (NOT no signal but black), and the keyboard seems to be off on account that the num lock and other lights are not on too.
However I can get into Vista in safe mode. But I don't know what to do. Regular mode will not work. Have also tried reinstalling Vista on the disk and it is doing the same thing.
My thoughts are that it is some kind of software issue. Windows boots ok until I restart to install drivers.
Willing to try any suggestions, Thanks.
Go into safe mode and try to delete the last known driver that may have caused the issue, You will have to troubleshoot it yourself as it could be anything. You can even try going on a different computer and looking for updated drivers and reinstall them on the newer pc by a usb drive or a CD-R.
Google your mobo's model and see if anyone else has had the same issue, it could possibly be by the drivers included onto the mobo's cd as I have had that happen to me before and all I did was updated it to the newest drivers from the net. Some mobos have bs software which will actually cause the problems you are stating and you really do not need.
Make sure you only install the necessary chipset, network card etc drivers and none of that other unneeded software and see if the problem stops.
At last resort you can uninstall all of the drivers that you installed while on Windows then see if the problem arises. Then look for all new drivers on the net after you get only the networking drivers installed as you need those to get onto the internet and you should not have to restart the pc. OR skip that part and go to a different pc and download the drivers on the net then put on a cd-r or usb drive. This would be a last troubleshooting resort.
I think you are right about a driver issue, I wish I knew which one it was lol. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.