I leave my computer on all of the time and woke up the other morning to the blinking cursor in the top left of a black screen. I have read several posts on the black screen of death.
I am running Windows XP pro on 2.2 Ghz PIV, 2.5 Gb Ram on an MSI 865PE Neo2. I have not installed anything recently and have been running the operating system for about 2 months with no problems.
-I have tried to boot from CD and still get the same problem.
-I have checked the battery and it appears to be ok since my system clock is still correct.
-I have unhooked the harddrive with XP and tried to boot from a different hard drive that has Windows 2000 installed but get the same result. My XP hard drive is a 250Gb SATA150 with 2 partitions.
-I have restored my BIOS to the default settings with the same result.
-I have removed all of my memory and tried different configurations.
-I have not uninstalled my video card (the only other device apart from my processor that is not integrated in the motherboard) as I can see the MSI boot screen that is normal.
After one normal boot beep, the intro screen appears and then I get a second beep which sends me to the BSOD. I am about 90% sure that I am running an AWARD bios which would indicate a RAM problem, but I can't remember if this second beep is normal or not...
Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated!