System freezes at start up

April 3, 2009 at 09:56:28
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1024 MB
Thanks for all your help ahead of time.
My system had a ATI video card and started showing the "No Signal Input" but worked most of the time. I changed the video card to"NVIDIA e-GeForce 6200". Here is what happens now:
when I turn on the computer the "No Signal Input" shows up and goes away, then the text info about the system goes by, and then the large Windows logo appears with the loading bar underneath , seeming ready to bring the desktop, then the logo goes away and comes back again still loading, and finally when it wants to load the desktop and the "Log In" window everything freezes. I have tried booting up with the Win XP CD , still the same.
My mother borad is: AZZA brand.
I have heard of F8 at start up? to get in and start in Safe Mode? or trying to set all to default? Please help me figure this out .
Thanks,
Tom

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#1
April 3, 2009 at 10:59:58
Your video card is fine if it is displaying video.

All video cards, when no other driver is present,l will still work into windows.

If you get image on your monitor then the problem is not your video card, it is a windows related problem.


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#2
April 3, 2009 at 12:27:42
I tried a few more times and I was able to use F8 and get to the screen that gives the Safe Mode and other options, but regardless of what I choose in that page it tries to go there but as soon as the desk top is going to appear , it freezez.
I can also get into the BIOS set up page but I do not know much about those. I am not sure where and what issue or problem I should be looking for.

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#3
April 3, 2009 at 12:48:08
I can tell you your problem isnt hardware if you are getting at least to the loading screen.

maybe when you deleted the drivers something became corrupted and thats why you arent able to log into windows.

as far as a solution goes, I would say reinstall windows if you dont have anything worth going through the burden of data backup.


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#4
April 4, 2009 at 09:16:54
Thanks for your help. I do have a lot of stuff in my HD and do not want to lose them. I have been able to use F8 and get the screen that offers "Safe Mode" etc, but when I choose that and it tries to load the desk top everything freezez.
is it something in the registry that fails?
I can also access the BIOS page, anything I can change in there that can help?
Is there any program that I can put on a disc and start the computer with that disc so that it acts like a repairman and gets me to the desktop?

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#5
April 4, 2009 at 09:35:47
I presume that the NVIDIA e-GeForce 6200 is a PCI express video card. Was the ATI card also PCI express ? If not, you may have to change a setting in the bios.


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#6
April 4, 2009 at 12:54:33
I am not sure if the NVIDIA is PCI, there is nothing on the box about PCI, I do not know if the previous one was PCI or not.
I tried again with the bootable XP CD in my CDR, it tried to install, then gave a blue screen and a " Stop Error " message.

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#7
April 4, 2009 at 12:58:47
When you get into Safe Mode go to the graphics settings and try rolling back the display type to VGA and saving that. Then reboot and see what happens. The issue could be the card itself or just the drivers. When you first start your computer the display is running in a basic VGA mode. That also happens in safe mode. When booting into regular Windows mode the higher resolutions and color depth are enabled.

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