Windows XP won't boot on Asus laptop

October 4, 2010 at 10:34:17
Specs: Windows XP
Hi! I've got this problem:

Last week, the screen started to blink, some strange lines appeared and everything froze. I had to turn the computer off and on again and everything worked fine. This happened a few times last week.

Now all of a sudden the computer won't start. When I turn on the computer, Windows XP logo with the loading bar shows up. But then (when the blue screen with user accounts should appear) the screen goes blank and some some strange deformations appear:

Only the safe-mode works. Strangely, after I went to safe-mode yesterday to make a copy of the most important files, I restarted the computer and Windows boot successfully and I thought everything was fine. Unfortunately now the blinking screen is back and the Windows do not load.

(It's and Asus laptop with aNvidia GeForce graphics card)

How can I solve this?

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October 4, 2010 at 11:06:40
looks like your graphics card/ lcd screen is burning out. Do you get the same results hooking up to a monitor?

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October 4, 2010 at 11:11:45
The video card is bad (overheat) or driver issues, start the system after post screen tap f8 then choose "Enable VGA Mode" then reinstall v-card driver (latest driver can be found from nvidia website).

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October 5, 2010 at 12:50:05
I don't think this is the case. You see, if something would be burned out, the safe mode wouldn't work.

Graphics drivers are not up to date - I will update them, but I doubt that's what's causing the problem...

I restarted a computer after being in safe mode for 20 minutes and it the windows started normally again. Therefore I don't think the overheating is causing the problem (although the laptop - Asus - is hot as hell after being on foran hour.)

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