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Occasional Black screen when booting?

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September 21, 2003 10:21:27 PM

Hi

My Rig

Athlon 2500XP+ Barton FSB running at 9.5x200/1900mhz
Radeon 9800Pro
1024MB DDR400
Soundblaster Live 5.1
XP Pro

At the moment when booting up i get a hung black screen perhaps 1 in every 10 boots.

Any idea what would cause that?

Thanx
September 21, 2003 11:42:04 PM

give us a lil more detail . when did you start getting this error? after you fixed your graphics card problem? what happens after the black screen? is it still on or does it turn off?

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September 22, 2003 4:45:17 PM

there are lots of ideas, but which one would help you depends on what kind of details you will provide ;) 

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September 22, 2003 6:43:42 PM

Changed to cat 3.7 from cat 3.5.
This lowered my 3dmark2001 score so i changed back.
Since then i have had this problem.
Booted my pc this morning and once again the same.
Rebooted again and had option of safe mode.
So rebooted using last good config.
Had to reinstall latest sound drivers for my soundblaster and cat 3.5.
I am working now so will check it again later.

Thanx
September 22, 2003 8:58:12 PM

would you provide an enlightenment on ""cat"" word? i am really bad with those numberz you know...

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September 22, 2003 9:05:44 PM

I think he's referring to the ATi Catalyst driver set.

I have a similar problem with my comp. Every once in a while when I perform a warm reboot (shut down, restart comp), I'll just get a black screen. I hit the reset button and the machine boots fine without a glitch. Kind of odd... but unless it gets really bad, I'm not too concerned about it.

<font color=red> If you design software that is fool-proof, only a fool will want to use it. </font color=red>
September 22, 2003 9:11:21 PM

well, if so, then you have to decide between having "bigger" 3dmark score, or just hit that reset button all the time, it is up to you then, not a big deal to decide.

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September 22, 2003 9:13:28 PM

""<font color=red>If you design software that is fool-proof, only a fool will want to use it.</font color=red> "" - no worder MS has such a big market share ;) 

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