Black Screen during Windows XP Setup


G

Guest

1 1/2 years ago I built a computer with an IC7-MAX3 (ABIT) Mother board and
installed Windows XP Pro with SP 1 with no problem.

I had a hard drive failure (Western Digital WD800 - 80 Gig SATA 7200) so I
installed a new one (Western Digital WD740GD - 74 Gig SATA 10,000) and began
installing Windows XP Pro (same CD I used before). It won't boot up.

Here is what I did:

1. Put in Windows XP CD and brought up Windows Setup
2. Reformated the new drive
3. Windows began setup
4. Setup rebooted from Blue Text screen, started Windows Screen and
continued through product key, copying files, Registering, etc.
5. When finished setup rebooted.
6. The reboot started. Asked to boot from CD (which I didn't) and accessed
the hard drive for about 2 sec. then a black screen (Frozen).

I have tried:

- Making sure the Bios sees the hard drive as boot disk
- Reformating and redoing Windows XP Setup
- Pressing F6 and putting in Manufactures SATA Driver Disk (During 3rd
reformating & setup).
- When I press F8, I go into safe mode then when I select any item, the
white line scrolls across the bottom of the screen and the screen freezes.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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J

Jerry

Had similar problem with same motherboard but my fix was to switch the input
to my LCD monitor from digital to analog until XP was completely installed
and digital drivers for the video card and monitor were installed. (You
didn't say what you had for video or monitor.)
 
G

Guest

Thanks for the reply,

I have a All-in-Wonder 9600 video card and a LCD monitor.

I not sure how to change the input from digital to analog?
 
G

Guest

The interfaces on the 9600, is there a white one and a blue one? If you have
either or both then the white one is most likely your digital and the blue
one is analog. How about the adapter on the monitor cable? If it is only
digital then you might check to see that an analog adapter came with it.

I would also suggest that you "unplug" everything that is not essential to
the operation of the computer at least while doing the OS installation.
Don't plugin the TV input/coax or video sources.

Do you have multiple video cards. For example, does the motherboard have an
integrated video card? If so, you might try to install the OS while using
that video source and then setting the 9600 up afterward.
 
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G

Guest

Just solved my problem. It's the 500W power supply!! I unplugged 2 DVD Roms
and the floppy Drive and it booted.

Thanks for your help
 

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