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Well, hey there.

I'm new here, and I've basically come here to get some help, but I like it, so I'll stick around!

So, my problem?

I have just installed Windows XP Pro over an old Windows 98 SE. My PC has high enough spec to run it, and all seems good, except it won't work! I boot up and the Windows XP Pro splash comes up with the slidey blue bar. That stretches out a bit, probably to adjust to the monitor or something (I dunno). Then it goes off. Sometimes then I got multicoloured pixels in the top, say 1/4, of the screen. OR sometimes I get some yellowey vertical lines going from the top to about a third down the screen. Then..blank. I get a grey screen. It's not completely black, the monitor is showing something, but it's just blank. Nothing. So, it doesn't work. The thing is, I can boot in Safe Mode (with networking), and it's all good. Help?

That's all the info I have...

Cheers,
I.F.

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Can you get something by starting up in windows xp with vga mode ?? the option can be accessed by pressing F8 on startup.

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Yea. What does that mean exactly? Is it good?

Cheers for takin an interest! ;)

Later,
I.F.

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Hmm...If you mean the graphics card, I've already done that..
And still.......nothing.
So, has anyone got any other ideas?


Cheers!
I.F.

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Well, Windows just gave me an error message, sayin that the driver may need updating. The driver I got is probably wrong then..:X. Oh, well. I'll give it a try.

I.F.

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