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Bios Loads fine, Windows loads then black screen, boots fine in safe

By Tacotehmex
Apr 26, 2005
  1. I am having this problem on my other computer. I just installed 2 cold cathodes into the case then wired it all back up with the cathodes connected into the power supply and now windows wont boot for me. The motherboard settings and bios load fine... then the normal windows XP loading screen comes up and loads then as soon as it finishes the screen goes all black and my monitor (flatscreen LCD) says that it is not reciving a signal... So I boot it in safe mode and it boots fine. I have already reinstalled my VGA drivers and still nothing. I have been attempting to fix this for a little over 3 hours now and still nothing. HELP PLEASE!

    Specs:
    AMD athalon 64 3000+
    Gig of DDR400
    asus K8N mother board
    Geforce FX5500

    Thanks in advance!

    -Zak
     
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,764

    Disconnect the cathodes and the try to boot. If it works then your power supply isnt putting out enough juice for all the extras.
     
  3. tutkas

    tutkas TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Well the cathodes can be just a coincidence maybe you previously installed\uninstalled drv software etc that messed up your registry, try running Windows setup (while booting up) from CD and try repair function from the setup...

    So let us know if that works!

    rofl posted reply then looked date lololol!
     
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