Computer monitor went blank

February 25, 2013 at 03:15:08
Specs: Window XP sp3
My computer monitor went blank when I restarted it its ok but right after the Window XP introduction it goes blank and I don't know the reason or how to fix it but the CPU is working and I don't have any other monitor to use or test it out if its my CPU that's not functioning well

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#1
February 25, 2013 at 06:12:42
A CPU is a chip that fits in a socket on the motherboard. If the CPU was bad, you wouldn't get any display at all. Can you get into safe mode?

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#2
February 25, 2013 at 06:37:11
I meant the processor works not the CPU sorry I was reading something about CPU and didn't notice it and typed it down...my computer was working well a few hours ago then I got a message error something then it says press CLT+ALT+Delete so I did then something came on and it's saying type exit to exit the screen and after that it was just blank. I turned off the main power and turn it back on and the intro would show but after that its blank and I can't even do anything or go to safe mode for that even.

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#3
February 25, 2013 at 08:16:56
Please give exact error messages where possible.

First thing I would do is remove the power supply (and battery if it's a laptop) then hold the power off/on button in for 20 seconds. It probably won't help but it is very quick to try and you could be lucky.

If you have the disk you could do the repair:
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/opera...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
February 25, 2013 at 13:40:04
"I meant the processor works not the CPU"

The processor and CPU are the same thing. CPU = Central Processing Unit.

If Derek's suggestion doesn't work try this. Turn the computer on and start tapping F8. If you do get that far, look for the option to run the Last Known Good Configuration and see if that works.


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#5
February 25, 2013 at 14:26:05
Re #4

If you can get to "Last known good configuration" try that as first choice before the "repair" option - it's simpler.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
February 26, 2013 at 19:11:13
I have a compaq desktop btw and was able to go to safe mode but then I got a whole bunch of message saying something about multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\window\system32 then it goes back to restart again and without pressing the F8 it just takes me to the that section and if I choose start windows normally it just takes me back to restart again and a blue screen keeps showing but it doesn't show that long just pops out really quick and now it's just restarting over and over

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#7
February 26, 2013 at 19:27:47
Yes, when you get to that screen, don't choose safe mode, choose Last Known Good Configuration.

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#8
February 26, 2013 at 20:03:30
I did but then it's stuck in a loop at reboot and its just keep doing the same thing over and over.

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#9
February 27, 2013 at 03:37:33
"multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\window\system32"

Failing HD is possible. Will be back later but see if you can download a disk diagnostic to put on a CD using another computer. You might have to put the CD/DVD drive ahead of the HD in BIOS (start computer with CD in drive).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
February 27, 2013 at 04:36:33
Just read your reply and will try the disk diagnostic later today since its late.
Thanks a whole bunch for the help everyone I appreciate it a lot :).

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