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Black screen on start up after windows xp prompt

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  • fm74 Mar 11, 2008

    The pc comes on but after windows xp logo,it goes blank

  • Jimmy777 Jul 03, 2008

    Same problem on my Gateway 500 XL PC Desktop. I went into Safe Mode, changed resolution to 800x600 (highest 32-bit), and found virtual memory to be 768 MB (recommended minimum 766 MB). Upon subsequent startup in normal mode, the Windows XP screen appears for about 15 seconds with the blue bar scrolling, then the screen goes dark. After about 10 more seconds, the screen goes into power saver mode, the screen goes completely off, and the light goes orange.

  • Jimmy777 Jul 04, 2008

    Update from yesterday: Model is actually 700, not 500. I did not quite understand solution #1's comment about checking RAM. I thought it meant to check how much virtual memory. Today I decided it may mean to clean the memory cards and slots, so I did that. Still no improvement. Note that the computer works OK in Safe Mode.

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1.1st run the pc in safe mode by press F8
2 then check the screen resolusion by right click on desktop properties then settings . set resolusion at 800 by 600 pixels
3.after that ckeck the RAM

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