Black Screen-Won't Boot into XP

By UprightCitizen
Mar 14, 2006
  1. My kid built a box with a Biostar mobo, m7ncg-400. It has one stick of 512 ram (it had 2, but one went bad, a 120 mb hdd, and a cd-rom. It used to boot into XP then blue screen, so I reinstalled the os, and pulled the 2nd stick of ram. (it was telling me I had page file errors in the blue screens. I wiped the drive, reinstalled XP, and reset the cmos jumper to its defaults.

    Now, it posts, shows stats, and starts to load the initial XP splash w/progress bar, then goes black.

    It also reports 32 MB ram during post instead of 512 mb.

    Any ideas???

    Thanks in advance for your time and attention
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    What brand of ram?
    sounds like both sticks may be bad.
    Whats the PSU?
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