Black Screen Of Death After POST but xp still boot

  1234s282 21:06 20 Oct 07
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Hi

I have just installed a brand new copy of xp home on my newly purchased hard drive. Installation and activation etc was fine. However , when i boot up my pc , i get a black screen for 30 seconds or so after the PosT test. After the hang , i get the xp boot screen and windows continues to load as normal.

this click here article on microsoft.com gives some solutions.

However , i have used the FIXBOOT and FIXMBR commands from both my XP disc and from a startup disc and i am informed that the MBR was successfully written.

However , i still get the blank screen

Any suggestions?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:12 20 Oct 07

Nothing wrong with the HDD if windows loads OK.

Suspect NTLDR file do a windows repair to see if that solves the problem.

  1234s282 10:43 21 Oct 07

Thanks I will try this - However , the xp cd seems to handg when i get to "setup is starting windows"

After 20 mins or so its fine but it keeps hanging

Will try a repair and let you know

  1234s282 11:45 21 Oct 07

I have now also tried the bootcfg /rebuild command from the recovery console but no such look :(

  1234s282 12:50 03 Nov 07

Repair Install - Same Problem
Clean Install - Same Problem

this Hard Drive is arund 4 years old - is this a sign of it starting to fail?

  dan111 12:57 03 Nov 07

Check the bios to see if you have a hard drive boot delay setting.

also check that quick boot is enabled, it could be doing a memory check inj the back ground.

  dan111 12:58 03 Nov 07

Has the bios got SMART ability. If it has, is it enabled?

  €dstowe 14:16 03 Nov 07

You state:

"my newly purchased hard drive"

and

"this Hard Drive is arund 4 years old"

Doesn't quite follow or have I misunderstood?

  1234s282 21:09 09 Nov 07

hard drive died on me last night :(

bought a new one off ebay - this will probably solve everything

  1234s282 15:19 21 Dec 07

it didnt

new drive

new install

completely formatted

still hangs

il live wirth it

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