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Monitor won't stay up

I installed a new hard drive and Windows XP recovery disk, windows won't boot up and the monitor won't stay on. computer beeps twice on start up, and I can hit escape or delete and briefly get a screen, but not long enough to try and diaganose the boot problem

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  • gofishtx Jan 16, 2009

    Thanks but that didn't work either.

    I installed a 1gb memory card because I only had 2 512 mb, when Windows wouldn't boot on the new hard drive, I removed and reinstalled all 3 memory cards. The new 1 gig then caused the computer to emit a rapid series of beeps so I removed the 1gig, the monitor has since then been going to a black screen. I can hit delete or escape and get the screen up for a second then it goes black again. I was also getting LTHR message so I installed a new CMOS battery, hoping that would reset the Bios and the screen would stay up, but that didn't help either.

  • gofishtx Jan 16, 2009

    I tried that also, but it didn't work, for some reason I can't get the recovery disk to run again. it starts and then stops and won't start back up. Could something be wrong w/ my memory cards or maybe the graphics card?

  • gofishtx Jan 16, 2009

    Windows loaded okay but would never start after the restart to finish installation.

  • gofishtx Jan 17, 2009

    No that screen doesn't come up, it comes up like a normal startup then goes black, I can hit delete or esc and get the screen up for a second and then it goes black again, I can't get the disk to run and the screen does not stay up long enough for me to get into the boot menu and try to boot from cd

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Was anything else installed like memory
does your screen just go black or actually shut off
try and click f8 continuosly while restarting see if that will get you into safe mode
If not you may need to reinstall recovery again

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    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    Make sure your memory is correctly in and secure

    if so then I would try to boot from my windows cd

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009

    are you saying your win setup does'nt start at all or does it start and then stop

  • DEKR
    DEKR Jan 16, 2009



    when your trying to run disk again does the screen come up that says boot from cd

    and then you press enter

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