PC boots to black screen. I can see the post messages and select safemode but still only get black screen.
Posted on 2010-11-16
This computer was up and running. It servers as a file server. 2 users were complaining that they could not access the shared folder. I logged on to the pc, right clicked on my computer, selected manage. When I selected shared folders and then clicked on shares, i received a message that I could not access it because the service server was not running.
I started the service and all was fine. I then rebooted the pc so that i could make sure the service would start on it's own, and now we get a blank screen after the posts run.
I started the dell hdw diagnostics. It gets through the first stage. Then it will ask if i want to continue with the tests, if I slect yes or no it freezes. If I try to boot to the utility partition, the screen goes blank again.
I was able to boot to the windows cd, and run chkdsk /r. It finished but it still will not boot.
The PC has 2 memory cards, i tried removing each one and booting but received the same results.
I can slect f8 and select boot to safemode, but again i only get a blank screen.
I don't think windows is loading at all. While in the blank screen, if I take Ctrl Alt Delete, the PC will reboot immediately.
Any help is appreciated.