My computer running XP home will not now display Desktop, after having disconnected it and moved it to a new position.
It will start up normaly with the diplay as normal splash screen loading XP etc. When the desktop is supposed to display its just a blank screen. It seems the computer will opperate normally all dings and beeps sound normal and I can use the keyboard to shut down and restart like normal.
After going to safe mode a couple of times, it just now hangs at the dos listing.
I have a feeling that the graphics card has had it (Sapphire Alantis Pro 9000 64mb).
Right tried the new graphics card, still not working leads me to think it's a faulty motherboard? maybe I will upgrade M'board Processor for £130 wich would probably cost me the same amount if I take it to a PC doctor!
Anyway will put the new graphics card into my work computer.
Ok this is a pain reformat and reinstall the OS if you were running Windows 98 before upgrading to XP reinstall Windows 98 first and see if your computer will work.I can think of no other way XP is a very good OS but if it gets a bug in the software you will go a round and round trying to find the problem.
Put your XP disk full version into the drive and reinstall the OS,you could try to repair it using the repair consul but i have never used this don't foget to back up your files as all data will be lost.