Black screen after boot
Posted on 2007-11-16
I'm having a very strange problem.
My computer has a new videocard installed (actually it's a few months old and I transfered it from another computer), an ATI Radion X1950 AGP.
When I installed the card I also added some harddrives, and reinstalled windows.
When booting this installation, it gives me a black screen right after the windows boot screen. Windows appears to be running (there is disk activity, and pressing the on/off button shuts down the machine after what seems a shutdown-process (but that's a guess, I can't see it)). I've tried reinstalling with the same results.
Tried booting into safe mode: didn't work.
After this I replaced my videocard with the old one, it worked like a charm.
I logged in and tried to install the correct drivers for the new card. This didn't work as the installation program needs the card to be present.
Then, I became woried that the videocard itself was broken. To rule anything out I've tried installing Windows Vista. To my surprise, this works great... except for the fact that I really want Windows XP on the pc, as it is much faster and i'm not talking about a new pc.
Anybody got any idea on how to bypass this problem?
I think I need to install the newest drivers, but how to do this if I'm unable to see what I'm doing in normal AND safe mode...
Thanks for any help!