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SamC151

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When I get to my windows XP Pro Loading screen it will fade to black , Darken alot if you will and just sit there. Sometimes if I restart the computer it will run just fine. It has been doing this for along time , about a year now. I just reformatted( have be putting it off for months ). I used a fresh copy of Pro thinking that maybe the CD last time was corrupted. It seems like i can not find any reason that this is happening. Any ideas ?
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rev_olie

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Hi SamC151

Welcome to GeeksToGo :).

I think you may just have a driver issue. So lets have a look:

Please can you download and install Everest from HERE
Once its installed (leave all of the options just keep pressing next) double click on the shortcut.
Then once its running:
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post

Don't include anything under the line "DEBUG- PCI"

The attached picture can be used for reference

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rshaffer61

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Have you tried a different monitor on your system to verify if it is the OS or the monitor?
My bet is the monitor is failing.
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Have you tried a different monitor on your system to verify if it is the OS or the monitor?
My bet is the monitor is failing.

If the monitor was failing would it actually boot in the first place? I mean would it not be more of either randomly turning on and off or just not turning on?
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It could be but what I'm looking at is to test the GUI on windows to make sure the monitor being used can handle it or the monitor itself is failing. By testing with a different monitor (preferably newer model) the resolution the windows wants to use will be able to start.
Since the system is running according to SamC151 it means more of a video or monitor issue to me.
Worth a try and if it doesn't work then you can start with the system itself.
Just a suggestion. :)
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It could be but what I'm looking at is to test the GUI on windows to make sure the monitor being used can handle it or the monitor itself is failing. By testing with a different monitor (preferably newer model) the resolution the windows wants to use will be able to start.
Since the system is running according to SamC151 it means more of a video or monitor issue to me.
Worth a try and if it doesn't work then you can start with the system itself.
Just a suggestion. :)


And a good suggestion at that :)
I'm up for learning new things and that was one of them :)
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When I get to my windows XP Pro Loading screen it will fade to black


This is what made me think the monitor.
It works fine in basically DOS mode but once it hits the GUI
Graphical User Interface the monitor goes black but the system continues to boot.
SamC can you hear the windows welcome chime?
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