Fresh install of Windows XP (sp3 and all updates). Monitor goes black after Windows logo after I installed Catalyst Drivers. Tried several installs and reinstalls of CCC and the display drivers. Also did a couple fresh installs of XP on both new Crucial SSD and older WD 250GB hard drive. Same issues each time. I cannot get a display after graphics driver install.
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Do an F5, during boot-up, and choose "safe mode with command prompt". Logon, then run a command prompt, and fire-up the eventviewer: C:\eventvwr.msc Expand the Windows System log, and see if you see any "critical" events--errors.
Error DCOM 'this service cannot be started in safe mode' Error The following boot-start or system-start drivers failed to load AFD, Fips, IPsec, MrxSmb, NetBIOS, NetB, Processor, RasAcd, RDbss, Tcpip