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DrewMan

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I have XP Home SP2 and lately when it boots, I get the black XP start up screen and then instead of going into the blue "welcome" screen, everything goes black, no curser or anything. It seems like everything's running normally but there's no video signal. I use the keyboard to re-boot & then everything's fine (for now). Any ideas? Thanks.
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Retired Tech

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Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 until you get options, choose safe mode

If the PC loads the desktop, update the video adapter drivers
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Are you using a TFT monitor? I've had a problem similar to yours, but I also got an "out of range" error from the monitor.

Try this. Start the PC and give windows time to boot up. Then disconnect the power adaptor from the monitor (don't just hit the on-off button) for a couple of seconds, then re-connect.

Does this work?

It always does in my case when I have this problem (which still happens occasionally) but I've never found a "proper" cure and the video settings are correct for my monitor.
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Thanks, I'll try that the next time it happens because it's a new (refurbished) computer and the drivers are all up to date.
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