Blank screen on startup when xp should load

  brandon3875 17:24 28 Oct 06

When I start my pc it seems to be fine, but when i get to the windows xp screen i just get a black screen with a cursor in the top left corner and I am able to do nothing.

I have tried replacing the RAM - no change
I have tried replacing the video card - no change
I have checked all cable connections
I have checked all internal connections

if anyone could give me some help on this problem i would greatly appreciate it

pc is an AMD athlon 1250ghz processor
512 mb ram
win xp home OS

  brandon3875 17:25 28 Oct 06

I have also tried to use my win xp disc to see if a windows reinstall would work but nothing happens , I get same problem

  Pineman100 18:56 28 Oct 06

Does the problem happen before the Windows XP splash screen, or after?

Do you notice any strange noises from your hard drive?

  brandon3875 19:19 28 Oct 06


  Iron Maiden 19:25 28 Oct 06

How far do you get when you try a re-install

  dave726587 19:44 28 Oct 06

have you set your bios to boot from cd?

  CalmCookie 23:21 28 Oct 06

Exchange your PSU (Power Supply Unit) may find thats it's died and is unable to push out enough power to kick it all into life....

  lotvic 01:52 29 Oct 06

Is the hard drive found by the bios?
I've got same symptom on another pc and it's the HD that has the problem (I think it's died)

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