No Video Display

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Sonia., May 16, 2005.

  1. Sonia.

    Sonia. Guest

    After several days of freezing up on the initial boot into Win XP, the PC
    would boot & run ok all day after the 2nd boot up.
    Now after a re-start the video display has disappeared...just a black
    screen.
    Video card & monitor test out ok on another PC.
    Any suggestions as to the likely cause or other likely components to
    eliminate other than getting a new mother board?
    All suggestions welcome.
    Grump.
    Sonia., May 16, 2005
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  2. Sonia.

    Joel Spencer Guest

    sounds like it could be over heating. Do you get a blank screen when
    you boot up from cold or is this just from rebooting?

    Have you checked to make sure the cables are securely fastened? Are
    you overclocking?


    On Mon, 16 May 2005 15:20:35 GMT, "Sonia." <> wrote:

    >After several days of freezing up on the initial boot into Win XP, the PC
    >would boot & run ok all day after the 2nd boot up.
    >Now after a re-start the video display has disappeared...just a black
    >screen.
    >Video card & monitor test out ok on another PC.
    >Any suggestions as to the likely cause or other likely components to
    >eliminate other than getting a new mother board?
    >All suggestions welcome.
    >Grump.
    >
    Joel Spencer, May 16, 2005
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  3. Sonia.

    birdman Guest

    Do you hear the motherboard beep(s) that signal that the motherboard
    self-tests are ok?
    A dead hard drive can do what you are seeing. Does your hard drive spin up?
    Can you read the contents of the hard drive if you install it in another
    computer? If it is your hard drive and you have not backed up data files you
    have big problems. Sometimes a dying hard drive will give a last read if
    used as a slave in another computer: even if your hard drive is working it
    would be a good idea to copy your data files just in case.
    A dying power supply can also look like what you are seeing. Not dead but
    not enough juice either.
    Bottom line: it may be cheaper in the long run to take the comuter to a
    repair shop . . .
    birdman, May 16, 2005
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