the screen is black on my monitor... HElP

March 16, 2011 at 14:04:50
Specs: Windows XP
the screen is black on my monitor, but the power is on, What do I do?

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#1
March 16, 2011 at 15:40:03
Laptop or desktop system?

If it is a desktop disconnect the VGA cable from the tower and try turning on the monitor. Do you get any on-screen-display ? Is it a CRT or LCD monitor?

Do you get any bios beep when trying to boot up?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
March 16, 2011 at 15:50:40
When you turn your monitor on is their any signs of life? You didn't say.
Microsoft has a web site for black screen.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503

I guess if I received a black screen I would remove the hard drive and put it into another Windows XP as a slave and run Error Checking.
If no electrical parts have gone bad than this would probably get the hard drive working.

This applies to a desktop. You didn't say what you had.
Might be possible with a laptop, I wouldn't know.
If you have a friend with Windows XP (if they will allow) remove your hard drive
and attach it to their Windows XP as a slave and run Error Checking.

Error Checking- CD not needed
Start - my computer - right click extra hard drive - properties - Tools Tab -
Error checking section - Check now - check mark both boxes - Start -
This requires a restart to begin.

I've done this to get Windows XP working.
After you put it back into your computer you will need to clean it up.
Anti virus and malewarebyte.and CCleaner.


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#3
March 16, 2011 at 16:13:34
"I guess if I received a black screen I would remove the hard drive and put it into another Windows XP as a slave and run Error Checking."

Why? If there is nothing displayed on screen how could that possibly relate to hard drive corruption? The most likely culprits are
1. Failed monitor the unplugged test will confirm whether on not the monitor is working.
2. Faulty or failed graphics card ( Whether a plug-in card or integrated graphics adapter )
3. Failed powersupply.
4. Faulty motherboard
5. Faulty ram
6. Failed CPU.
A corrupted hard drive will not prevent BIOS boot display
A completely failed hard drive or optic drive can (rarely) prevent bootup.

First test the monitor.
Next re-seat ram, graphics card and disconnect/re-connect all power cables inside the box. Leave power cables disconnected from all drives and try to boot up into bios? Any display?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#4
March 16, 2011 at 21:29:10
In my reply I said =
If no electrical parts have gone bad than this would probably get the hard drive working.


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#5
March 17, 2011 at 08:26:11
If anyone clicks the link I posted they would have found out what
Microsoft had to say about a Black Screen.
Only part - Copy and Paste below.
This issue may occur if one of the following conditions is true:
Cause 1
This issue may occur if you have a CD, a DVD or a floppy disk in your CD, DVD, or floppy drive when you start the computer.
Cause 2
This issue occurs if one or more of the following elements are corrupted and will not load during the boot sequence of the computer:
Master boot record
Partition tables
Boot sector
NTLDR file
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If nallman has something wrong other than what Microsoft has to say,
than let him try a repair shop.

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