Re: All of a sudden: XP not booting for me?



pvine
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
I have this exact problem on a desktop with a ASUS ATI 9600 XT video
card. It happens after we have a power failure. First time it
happened I tried using recovery. Then uninstalled the drivers and
reinstalled. As soon as it gets past the logo screen it goes blank. I
gave up and reinstalled the OS. After that I Ghosted the drive. It
happened again and I restored the Ghost image but had the same
problem. This lead me to believe it's something on the card or
motherboard. I found a possible solution on the ASUS site mentioning
to turn off PnP in the BIOS. I did that and it came back on after a
restart. Now we lost power for a 3rd time and I have the same problem
all over again. I'm ready to ditch the video card. HELP!

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
pvine wrote:

> I have this exact problem on a desktop with a ASUS ATI 9600 XT video
> card. It happens after we have a power failure. First time it
> happened I tried using recovery. Then uninstalled the drivers and
> reinstalled. As soon as it gets past the logo screen it goes blank. I
> gave up and reinstalled the OS. After that I Ghosted the drive. It
> happened again and I restored the Ghost image but had the same
> problem. This lead me to believe it's something on the card or
> motherboard. I found a possible solution on the ASUS site mentioning
> to turn off PnP in the BIOS. I did that and it came back on after a
> restart. Now we lost power for a 3rd time and I have the same problem
> all over again. I'm ready to ditch the video card. HELP!

A better solution would be for you to buy an Uninterruptible Power
Supply (UPS). You can get them at computer and office supply stores.
The better ones come with a program that will shut down your computer
gracefully when there is a power outage.

Malke
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Elephant Boy Computers
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"Don't Panic!"
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Re: All of a sudden: XP not booting for me?