View Full Version : Blanks out crt at install

13-12-2005, 09:06 AM
I am trying to raise from the dead another Dell 500 with a few upgrades, and returning XP-Pro to it. It ran it well b4, but this is a renewal with a clean install.

After I get it all installed, and the XP splash with the loading indicator finishes, the crt goes off and it starts the "on-off" led to blinking alternately yellow and green. I can still see activity on the drive indicator as I can also hear the drive working.

I am assuming it has to do with a vid driver, but I don't get far enough into the running b4 I lose the screen. Any ideas?

:confused: :confused:

13-12-2005, 10:16 AM
Boot into Safe Mode and check out your display settings. Make sure the refresh rate and resolution are OK for that monitor.

13-12-2005, 10:39 AM
Aha! Found it..ty anyway for the rapid reply...SafeMode gave me the answer...in a kinda "round-about" way.

It was a bad RAM stick. Gads! A 256 too..rats! :badpc: