Welcome to Just Commodores, a site specifically designed for all people who share the same passion as yourself.

New Posts Contact us

Just Commodores Forum Community

It takes just a moment to join our fantastic community

Register

Black screen after bios screen

Turd Ferguson

Donating Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2008
Messages
2,163
Reaction score
122
Points
63
Location
N.S.W
Members Ride
Disco
My sisters Toshiba laptop is playing up, no hardware changes or anything had been done, she just booted it up, we get the boot window with the press F12 And F2 to enter menus text etc, then it loads bios and screen goes black. the screen is on and working but it is just black. i have tried doing a fresh install with xp disk, black screen, new hd, black screen.

any ideas
 

pow3rslave

DoNothing Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2005
Messages
1,059
Reaction score
23
Points
38
Location
eastern subs, vic
Members Ride
VP 5.0L
when you say you did an install, did that all go sweet or did it too freeze on a black screen before the isntall started?
as ozzie said i'd check the internal hardware, ide ribbon/sata connection to hdd. also is there a card reader, could be it's boot menu in the bios is a bit whacked and the boot order is looking for a cd/sd card or something. double check the bios and it's boot order.
 

Ozzie

JCCC Warrnambool
Joined
Jul 10, 2008
Messages
2,055
Reaction score
85
Points
48
Location
Warrnambool
Members Ride
Ozzie'z Supercharged VY Calais
Are you able to enter the bios?

Check the boot device hasnt changed to an external device (usb ect..)

But by those symptoms it sounds like a hardware issue to me.
 

Turd Ferguson

Donating Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2008
Messages
2,163
Reaction score
122
Points
63
Location
N.S.W
Members Ride
Disco
i didnt do an install, if i try i get a black screen, cant enter bios or set boot order cause i get a black screen.
 

HaMmErD

New Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2006
Messages
37
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Miranda
Members Ride
Holden Cruze CDX
does it do any beeps from the pc speaker? could be gfx card failure

oops you saidyou can see the first initial bootup... so its not gfx.. my bad :S
 
Joined
Sep 26, 2005
Messages
446
Reaction score
22
Points
18
Location
N.E. Vic
Members Ride
2011 VE SV6 II Commodore - Chlorophyll
Are you able to boot from a Windows CD?
I had a laptop today that was doing the same thing, it would boot to the bios and then would shutdown and restart as soon as it tried to boot from the HDD. I was able to boot from a windows cd. Turns out that the laptop had gone into Hibernation mode and had damaged the NTLDR file. Replaced this file with one from the Windows CD and it booted fine.

Yours may be a similar problem.
 

Turd Ferguson

Donating Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2008
Messages
2,163
Reaction score
122
Points
63
Location
N.S.W
Members Ride
Disco
na like i said it wont boot from cd and if press the key to enter bios i get the same black screen
 
Top