Black Screen then

  ol blueeyes 11:14 29 Jan 2009

On my other PC I downloaded Windows & was installing when told that PC had to restart when it restarted I got this on a Black Screen
Any Help plse ?
Black Screen with the following wording : -

RS482M$ A7191AMS V1.2 11205 10.47.54
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+ DRAM Clocking = 400 MHz

1 AMD North Bridge, Rev DO Initializing USB Controllers .. Done.
1472MB OK

USB Legacy Support Disabled in the SETUP
Auto-Detecting Pri Master .. ATPI CDROM: Sony DVD DW-GW120A MYS4
Auto-Detecting 3rd Master .. IDE Hard Disk:WDC WD2500JS-00SGBO 20.06CO3.

  Terry Brown 12:25 29 Jan 2009

I suggest you go to this site click here and select the correct boot system for your computer.

Disconnect all drives except for the primary Harddrive & 1 CD drive.

Boot up from the boot disk you created and when prompted put in the XP CD.

You may need to format the harddrive first to get a sucessful load.

There is another possibility in that you may have corrupted the BIOS, if so you will need to either :
Reboot to setup and restore defaults
Remove the battery and /or clear the BIOS
Have a look at this page for more advice click here=

  ol blueeyes 15:27 29 Jan 2009

Sorry that does not work although it is very useful information for possibly future use.
So I'm still looking.
At least it has taught me one thing donot through away your Old Computer when you buy a New one.
Unfortunately I can't go bacl to manufacturers as it is an Evesham
Thanks again

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:01 29 Jan 2009

REmove any disks from drives and rebbot

what do you get if you wait awhile after the intial screen above?

  ol blueeyes 10:41 30 Jan 2009

I get nothing it just stays at that screen no discs in the drive . I have waited 1/2 and hour and still on same screen

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:53 30 Jan 2009

OK looks as if its not completing the POST.

TRy disconnecting all but the main hard drive.

i.e. disconnect the power and data leads to the DVD drives and retry.

  ol blueeyes 15:28 31 Jan 2009

Fruit Bat /\0/\

OK Have tried that but no success, looks if I shall have to call in the experts.

Thanks for trying anyway.

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