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PC boots up then screen goes blank

I am able to access setup (F2) and Boot (F12). Windows XP screen comes and and operates for about a minute and then screen goes blank. PC has two HDs, Drive 0 (160 GB) where the OS resides, and Drive 1 (1.5 TB). Have received messages in the past that say that Drive O is out of memory so I have switched programs over Drive 1. Thanks.

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  • Peter VanderStoep
    Peter VanderStoep Feb 20, 2012

    try starting in 'safe' modeverify there is maybe 10% [20 Gb] available on the boot drive.How long after installation of 2nd drive did problem start?   are the drives properly set [master::slave], cabling...did it ever work after install?

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You are asking for trouble by placing programs that Windows uses on the other drive. You are better off using the 1 TB drive as a system drive. Sounds like your OS is corrupted.

Posted on May 06, 2014

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enable "auto" in BIOS for drive #0 and drive #1. you can select IDE or SATA drive. restart the machine.

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SOURCE: i have a dell 3100 when I turn it on all it says

your windows is corrupted. please install your windows again. an if you don't want to loose your personal data,then only format the "c" drive of your computer. remember only local drive 'c'.
THANK YOU

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