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Blank screen after xp welcome screen no power to keyboard

Hi, I'm working on an Asrock K7vt2 mobo with an AMD Duron 1.30ghz proc 128mb (pc133) sdram winxp. AGP 4x AMI bios v.3.31a Prob started after attempting to add 128mb more ram. I was already getting 1 beep at startup. After adding the ram, I began getting 1 beep, pause and 2 short beeps. PC will boot as far as the xp welcome screen then goes black never to get to the desktop. I also lose the keyboard at this point. I reinstalled xp, no luck same symptoms. I switched out mem for 512mb ddr still no luck. I took out cmos battery for a while (over 30mins.) Got different set of beep codes, set bios to default settings, and still same symptoms. I have also tried fixmbr with no luck. PC will boot to safe mode with a start bar and working kybd and mouse, but desktop still blank. Can anyone help, Please? Thanks...

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  • FreekyGeek Sep 07, 2007

    With the current setup, I get 1 beep a pause, then 2 short beeps. When my desktop is blank I lose my keyboard also, so I can't hit ctrl+alt+delete except in safe mode. I tried the ctrl+alt+delete in safe mode and it opened the "My Documents" folder. Oh, also, before I had this situation it was running very slow, even for 128mb and I kept getting a message for windows explorer asking me if I wanted to work offline or try and connect. This was also before I reinstalled xp. Could this be linked to my problem?

  • FreekyGeek Sep 09, 2007

    I saw a post on another site where someone with the same problem was able to get a desktop with win 98. I've tried that and so far, so good. Next I think I'll try to find and install all my drivers, check my bios settings and try maybe win me or 2000 and see what happens. If that works, I'll try XP next. I'll post my results...

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    after restarting in ms dos mode i used F8 And F5, now I am in safe mode n my home screen, how do I get out of safe mode



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Ok, with your current set up, what beeps are you getting? Also, while you have a blank desktop, hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE and you'll have Task Manager come up, click File and then New Task and type in "explorer" without quotes and hit enter. That should restore your desktop. Let me know how it goes.

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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    Ricky Burgin Sep 07, 2007

    Ah, when Windows Explorer asks you that, it's generally spyware that wants to hook into the Internet for some reason, sometimes to transfer activity logs or browsing habits to name a few things. As you have reinstalled the operating system to Windows XP, the spyware will now be gone, so that is not an issue to worry about.

    The beep code signifies a video card error. You may well be looking to replace your motherboard, my friend as it's unlikely 3 video cards will cause a video adaptor error on the motherboard - before you do so, please do check them on another computer, just in case.



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