Monitor goes blank after seeing XP during boot up.
When I boot up, monitor shows the COMPAQ logo in red and the Windows XP logo. Desktop should appear next but the monitor goes blank instead. I replaced the video card and still have the same exact problem. Monitors work fine on other computers and they worked fine on this one until I unplugged it one day to rearrange the room. Tried SAFE MODE but nothing. Computer is a COMPAQ Presario 5000 from 2000.
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Re: Monitor goes blank after seeing XP during boot up.
Did u replace the video card with the same kind of model ? i guess yes ... when system starts hit the f8 key and than go in to safe mode ... mouse wont work so use arrow on the keyboard .. and in the safe mode just log in to admin account if available or login to ur account and see if that still happens .. and if it doesnt ... remove the drivers for the graphic card from add and remove programs and restart the system and go in the normal mode and than install the drivers again ... and if the display disappears in the safe mode or u have install a different graphic card than ... reseat the memory cards and that should resolve the issue .... if that doesnt work out when the system starts hit f1 and stay on the BIOS screen for 30 mins if the system doesnt loose display than u need to reinstall OS ... that will surely work out ... the resolutions given above if u follow them correctly u will have a working system in no time
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If you hit <F12> key upon boot-up and the monitor displays a boot menu, then you probably have an issue with your XP software. Meaning that you may have to re-install XP (by the way, XP is no longer supported).
try booting into safe mode on your case, and try chagning the settings of your video card check the Refresh rate of your video card settigns, if you have win7 on your machine right click on the desktop left click on personalize
then left click on Display,
then click on Change Display Settings,
Click on Advance settigns,
click on Monitor TAB, you will see refresh rate, standard refresh rate would normaly be 65Hertz on standard monitor on LCD's it can be 59Hertz below.
After changing the settings in safemode restart you machine check in normal mode if your system will show video properly on the screen.
If tried the monitor on two other computers with the same result -- definitly your monitor is faulty. Take it to the repair shop. To make double sure, run your computer with another monitor. If everything is fine now; you can blame the monitor.
To resolve the problem,do the following step,
1. Power on the system
2. At dell logo screen before windows xp starts to load tap on the F8 key slowly 5 to 8 times
3. Select safe mode
4 Hit enter on the next screen and logon using the administrator or your name
5. Do the system restore, when you have logged on, this would return your system back to the date when it was working fine
6. To system restore
click start>all programs>accessories>system tools >system restore
The monitor setting in windows maybe incorrect. When booting up before you get the windows logo start hitting F8 and then choose safe mode. If your monitor works in windows there then check the monitors settings. You may have a driver issue or a settings issue when in normal windows mode.
Did you recently change or install a program that would affect the resolution and card output? Try booting into safe mode by holding the "shift" key during boot. From there right-click on the desktop and hit 'properties'-> 'display properties' -> 'settings' , check your resolution and drop it to 800x600 and then reboot. If everything goes back in normally make sure you have the right windows drivers for your video card. You can also check the driver version and settings while you're in safe mode. Sometimes the windows update drivers can act screwy and I would recommend getting them directly from your card manufacturer.