XP loads, but to a black screen

By Buddha50
Aug 6, 2008
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  1. ok it is me again i am having some serious trouble with this toshiba foreign piece of !@#&. so when i start this machine i see the toshiba screen then as expected i see the win xp splash screen. and it loads to the gui i get all the sounds and the normal indications that it is loaded up but a black screen and you can tell that the screen is working. now i did uninstall the video controller to see if it would show up on the next reboot like the forums told me to. now i got no display. but i am in windows. also i can not get into safe mode to change it back either. can anyone help me??????
  2. tw0rld

    tw0rld TechSpot Maniac Posts: 609   +6

    It sounds like your graphics adapter got disable some how. have you been in the device manager lately? Try repairing windows. Also it could be that your bios is configured improperly. if you have more that one device installed, check to see if the one your are trying to use is set as default.
  3. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    To get this clear, you see the Bios screen and the Windows splash screen but after loading Windows you get a black screen?
  4. Buddha50

    Buddha50 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    yeah i see the normal indications that system is loading i even hear the startup tone. the one when you actually load into windows. i just dont have the display showing.
  5. Buddha50

    Buddha50 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    the backlight is on. when you look at hte black screen you can tell that is is working. i know it is a video controller issue but i just cant figure out how to fix it
  6. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

  7. Buddha50

    Buddha50 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 40

    i cant boot in safe mode anymore but i did to uninstall the device now i cant get back in to safe mode. tried enable vga nothing the same thing. It all loads just no display
  8. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    Well, then edit repair install.
  9. CCT

    CCT Newcomer, in training Posts: 3,556

    So, did you try to boot from the XP cd and do a repair install?
  10. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    if none of that works, try the old video card u have, but the repair XP sounds the best to me.
  11. Gflo

    Gflo Newcomer, in training Posts: 105

    try going to bios and set default settings
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