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XP Wont Boot. Black screen then resets


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I need some advise- XP not loading.. Will in safe mode with Networking. :tazz:

My PC froze on Sat when I was getting downloads again and playing a song. I left it for 1.5min when nothing happened I pushed the reset button.
After that I could not boot up XP, It goes through the POST fine then I get the Black screen with the Windows XP logo and a status bar below it flashing back and forth then a black screen.
hangs there for 40sec. LCD monitor tells me that there is no connection. then the pc resets itself.
I can boot up in Safe Mode with networking and that works fine. can even connect to the net.

What I have tryed but get the same fault.
1. Repaired XP by runing the Recovery in XP cd - Tried again same answer
2.Backed up files and then ran KillDisk over the HDD (Writes 00 to every sector to sanitise the hdd) also gets rid of all partitions.. Ran the XP CD with intergraded SP2 set up a partition and installed a fresh copy of xp. still came up with same problem.
3. Looked at my BIOS and everything looked ok but reset to default settings all the same - Nothing
4. After reading some forums I tryed the FIXMBR under Recovery Consol - Still no luck
5. Have used memtest86 and the memory is fine

What would you suggest to try from here??
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does your sytem have onboard video? or a pci,pcie,agp video card? or both?
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It has a AGP ASUS GeForce4 grafics card..

I have Solved the problem.. It was the settings for the card that where set at a level that could not be displayed.
I don't know why this was not auto fixed when I reinstalled everything from scratch..
Also the card was overheating I think as the fan on it has been on its way out for a little bit as the bush is getting loose, and it vibrated the power to itself off. This may be why it auto set itself to 4bit colour and 480X600

If any of you have similar problems try another Graphics card to see if that rectifys your fault..

I am currently running an old Geforce 2mmx that I had spare and that will get me by till I test my original card again.

Thanks for the reply and peace out
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