My winxp installed properly (or so I thought).... the loading screen does appear, but the blue bar passes only once then BLACK GOES THE SCREEN.
I just talked to my brother and he said he's experienced this crap too. What he did was leave -- he left the pc with it's black screen -- then he returned after 45 minutes to discover that it had restarted, and it was making him choose to go safe mode, etc.
he chose safe mode, and (out of a hunch?) disabled the driver of the video card.
then he restarted, went to normal mode, and voila!
has anyone experienced this crap too?
btw I'm using the very ancient VC-power magic ATI radeon 64MB DDR RAM.
and this is not the first time this has happened. Years before this has been happening. But now (I think) I know that it's that damn vid card that's causing the problem.
I once had the same problem when I used the old Geforce 2 card and loaded it with the new Detonator driver. Upon Windows startup, I got BSOD, had to boot into Safemode and removed Detonator driver and changed to the old driver (before Detonator release). It cured the problem.
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