Black Screen Vista

January 30, 2011 at 18:54:03
Specs: Windows vista home premium 32
Hi I have Vista home premium 32. I can only get a black screen, it will not wake up monitor to boot. The monitor works perfectly on other pc, so that is not the problem. I have been looking for the answer online, and came a cross a fix from Microsoft ( fix it 50078 ). Evidently the disk cleanup utility erased the hibernation files, and now monitor will not wake up. I downloaded the fix it on my other computer, but it will not install because this computer has XP. Could someone please tell me if there is a way to install the fix it onto a cd, as I am unable to do it on the Vista machine. Thanks.

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February 1, 2011 at 14:46:39
You problem is FIX IT has removed your graphics driver. You need to boot to your computer using Safe Mode and reinstall your graphics driver.

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February 5, 2011 at 11:37:59
I did figure out what was wrong. Like I said I could not get into safe mode or any other mode because the monitor would not wake up. It was not the video card as I did try one, but the same result. It was two bad ram boards, which I was surprised by since the machine is only about 3 years old, but when I took the two out, the remaining one worked and it booted right up.

Thanks, and hopefully this might help someone get past this issue.

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