Random black screens, during bios config, boot, windows.
My gf computer has been causing problems recently. For about 2 weeks, at what appears to be random times, the computer will just halt, stop working, I don't know what to call it. The screen goes black, but the monitor doesn't say, 'check connection'. The computer is still running, keyboard lights are on, and its making sounds, but no response from anything. I thought it could be software related (virus, malware), but this happens while running dos utilites, bios config.
It's looking like some hardware problem, but I can't track it down. I've ran memtest-86, it doesn't finish, but it doesn't reset at the same point each time. I've removed 1 of the sticks of ram, then swaped for the other, still no difference.
The computer has integrated ATI X200 express video, amd k8 athlon 64 proc, 1G ram, XP sp2 with newest ati drivers.
I'm ran out of tests, can someone please help?
Re: Random black screens, during bios config, boot,...
It is a very good chance that it is a video card issue as you said that you can still hear the sound, i mean the sound of windows starting if that is the case then need to get a video card and installif the motheboard doesn't have a AGP slot then get a pci video card, try that
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try this,unplug all the cables form motherboard then plug it again one by one,then when is loading the bios screen select "load default settings" then is everithing in connected properly you should see the cd/dvd rom and the hdd,if not check on the official site if the motherboard supports all the devices that you connected.
First Return BIOS settings to their default levels. An overclocked or misconfigured BIOS can cause all sorts of random issues, including black screen second restart your computer and then press and hold F8 keys until you get Advanced Options menu screen.Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, and then press Enter, your computer will boot automatically to safe mode. IF you able to start in the safe mode then update your graphic drivers from the manufacturer site Let me know if it helps you. Use system utility tool like RegInOut to remove unwanted files , fix registry and windows errors which causing black screen
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart or During the boot process tap thef8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
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You need to prepare: 1:A blank CD/DVD or USB flash drive 2.A computer which can link to internet 3.A program called Windows Password Recovery 6.0 or Get started with this 3 simple steps: Website: http://lost-password.net/products/windowspasswordrecoery.html Step 1 - Download windows password recovery utility and install it. Step 2 -Burn your Windows Password Reset CD: To burn your CD, you'll need a blank CD-R and the .ISO file of Windows Password Reset. Step 3 - Put in your newly created CD and remove your Windows password. hope this helps
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5710 UBCD4Win is a bootable CD which contains software that allows you to repair, restore, or diagnose almost any computer problem also has a bios reset tool which can remove your password and bios password you will have to burn it to a disk as an ISOthen you will have to boot from the discDuring the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart (note after you have removed your password you will have change first boot back to your hard drive)Hope this helps
The first screen (start windows normally etc) appears because the computer ahs not shut down normally before. Since you choose to start windows (normally or last known...) and the Windows logo comes up with the loading bar, this means that the computer is starting to boot. Some hardware or software (windows) problem appears and the boot never ends. Possible reasons: motherboard failure or hard disk failure. A good idea is to re-install windows to check the results. Mention that in case of reinstalling the windows, during the procedure choose to reformat the hard disk so it will be checked for errors and reported.
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when the computer boots up try pushing the f8 key and see if windows will boot into safe mode. if not the try accessing the computers bios and see if the hard drive has crashed. the bios can be accessed sometimes by pushing the delete key during boot up or the access menu will be on the avaretec splash screen.
Reset BIOS back to default 1) remove M/board battery for 5 to 10 minutes or while booting press the DEL or F2 or ctrl+esc or check lower part of screen during boot will tell you hoe to fet into BIOS Once BIOS reset to default boot computer if OK. you can change BIOS to suite CPU etc
Easiest possible solutions first: 1) download and install the latest drivers for your video card 2) see if there is an update for the game that causes the problem 3) run memtest86 from http://www.memtest86.com/ to check if your RAM is bad 4) swap out the current video card with a known good video card