XP will not load

  iqs 17:18 07 Apr 08
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Hi,
Yet another issue with a mates PC.His PC will go through POST,but then the screen goes black.

I have checked the BOOT order,HDD has power,all connections are correct,but still no OS is loaded.Also there are no BEEPS codes.

Any ideas please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:30 07 Apr 08

go through POST,but then the screen goes black.

How long do you wait?
is the monitor going into standby (led changes colour?)

Unplug all USB devices check driv and remove any CDs / floppies
(Does this on mine if I leave a blank CD/ DVD in the drive.)

  iqs 18:57 07 Apr 08

Fruit Bat /\0/\,,

Don't know why but his HDD failed.It was working fine this morning.When he went to switch it on a few hours ago,dead.
Fitted a spare I had lying around,now all is well.
Thanks for you help Fruit Bat /\0/\,Cheers

  Jak_1 23:42 07 Apr 08

HDD's sometime have a tendency to do that! One very good reason for backing up data!

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