Bad XP installed, Now nothing comes up on scr

June 7, 2011 at 14:29:46
Specs: Windows XP
I had to reinstall XP on Insignia D400a after the install I needed to install drivers but had to leave, I shut down the computer. I returned and started up the computer but it won't show anything on the screen. Maybe video drivers missing? I can here the computer running and booting up, How I do install video drivers without a being able to see anything on the screen.

Restarted computer pressed F-8 then it went to the safe mode screen (it came on). I scrolled up to the safe mode selection and pressed entered. It starts to work and the it shuts off and reboots. I tried different selections but the same thing happens.

When I start up in safe mode the Insignia logo comes on (looks good) then the XP start up comes on (looks good) then it goes to the blank screen. Its like I'm waiting for the desktop icons to come on kinda of dark blueish.


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June 7, 2011 at 15:27:23
Press Ctrl-Alt-Del when the blank screen appears. Does Task Manager pop up? If so, click File, New Task, and enter in explorer.exe, then click OK. Does the desktop pop up now?

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June 7, 2011 at 15:30:38
Is your monitor turned on? (Had to ask, in case.)

If on, do you get at least a blinking cursor in the upper-left corner?

Have you tried another monitor, or checked your monitor on another machine?

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June 7, 2011 at 18:01:20
The video card driver is missing, but Windows will load a basic driver if one isn't installed. You'd be able to see the screen and then install the video card driver. Because the computer reboots, it opens the possibility of a hardware issue.

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June 8, 2011 at 07:55:06
I highly doubt it's a video driver issue. As Xps86 stated, basic drivers should be loaded that will bring up the display. I question why you shutdown while you were in the process of reinstalling everything. You should have just left it on & returned to it later. I suggest you start over from scratch.

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