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Windows XP rebooting to black screen

By NMFord
Jul 16, 2010
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  1. Hi Guys,

    I just bought a new laptop and wiped Windows 7 from the disk and installed XP. (I am running some very old software which I bought the laptop for and the drivers for the associated hardware have a few issues in Windows 7).

    However, I have a strange problem. Whenever I restart the computer, after the Windows XP loading screen it just goes black and I can't see anything! But then when I turn it off and turn it back on again, it loads in fine.

    What could be the issue?

    Nathan
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Rookie Posts: 1,511

    How long have you had the laptop before you wiped it clean and installed XP? Could it have been doing that since you bought it? I would try to update the bios first. If that doesn't fix it then it could be video or inverter related. Hard to say. Did you install the newest chipset drivers?


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