Black screen after numlock boot up

By NicceLe
Jul 11, 2010
  1. After numerous different kind of errors over a long period of time everything culminated today as my system crashed into a black screen just after BIOS loaded and numlock booted up but before XP started loading.

    Since then my system crash with black screen at every start up attempt. BIOS menu is available but it's not possible to boot up safe-mode.

    I suspect some kind of overheating issue as I don't have an extra chassi fan. Besides, I guess it could be some motherboard error if it wasn't for the fact that I replaced it less than a year ago.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    A fan

    Try taking off the side of the case and putting a big fan in front of it. Try booting like that. But it's probably your OS. If the fan doesn't work, try booting in Safe Mode by pressing and holding F8 when your computer boots and choosing Safe Mode. Tell us how that works out.
  3. NicceLe

    NicceLe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Unfortunately I have no fan at hand at the moment but as soon as I have I will try it.

    I am unable to boot to OS either by regular boot up or in safe mode. If I try and enter safe mode during start up nothing happens.
  4. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Next Steps

    If the fan doesn't work, try an XP Repair Install. Tell us how it works out afterwards.
  5. NicceLe

    NicceLe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I installed a new fan and everything seemed to be working, although I'm not so sure it was the fan that made the case. A few days later thue, the problems came back.

    This time instead of a black screen replacing Windows start-up screen I'm stuck after the boot prompt displaying that a boot record was found. I've tried to run a repair installation but the Windows Installation CD can not find a Windows partition and lists my C:partition as damaged.
  6. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

  7. NicceLe

    NicceLe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, I managed to get my partition visable via fixboot only to land at NTLDR missing at the prompt screen. Seems to be able to be fixed via the Recovery Console. The promblem being an endless amount of blue screens entering the installation CD. I'm starting to suspect som hardware errors aswell.

    The thing i that both my memory modules are barnd new and tested by memtest. My motherboard bought new just the other year.

    Any ideas woulb greatly appreciated.
  8. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Failure of video graphics card, or hard drive, or CPU fan,
    Does it boot to <SAFE MODE>
  9. NicceLe

    NicceLe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, doesn't boot to safe-mode.
  10. NicceLe

    NicceLe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Now Iv'e switched the graphic card. To no avail. I've also plugged out two of my hard disks. To no awail. Flashing bios?

    The Error code displayed is 0x0000000A with Driver not less or equal.

    What components could have caused this and how do i failsearch it for best effect?
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