I am having a problem with a Packard Bell iMedia 1605B. All the components are OEM, there are no onboard graphics but in a PCI slot is a ATI Radeon X300SE 128MB. The SATA HDD is hooked up to the SATA0 port on the mobo (Gigabyte GA-8I915PM). I cannot find a support page for this PC nor can I find the latest drivers or BIOS.
The PC had a rootkit infection. I backed up all of the important files and deleted all partitions. I booted to an XP Home OEM SP3 CD and proceeded through the steps, I ran a full NTFS format and then selected the HDD for a fresh Windows install. The CD copied all required files to the HDD and then reboots as normal to launch the HDD and install XP. Here my problem starts.
The machine reboots past the splash screen at POST, the backlight then turns off, then the backlight turns on but all I have is a blank black screen. It remains like this, rebooting and tapping F8 will not bring up the advanced boot menu. The BIOS is set to boot from the HDD.
I have tried an SP2 CD with the same outcome, I downloaded this driver package
and extracted it's contents. I then used nLite to slipstream the SP3 CD and let it add all 32 bit INF files from the extracted package. This still resulted in a blank black screen.
Does anyone have any ideas why I cannot install a fresh XP OS? The machine originally had XP Home installed. The HDD and RAM appear to be fully functional, there has never been a problem with either.