I'm trying to install Windows XP Home Edition on an older machine, that I already had it on, but I want to reformat it with the same thing.
So here's the problem...
The DOS and GUI based installation works fine.. until it reboots. I can see the XP boot screen, then it just goes black. With speakers connected I can hear sound from the "Out of Box Experience", but I can't see it.
the problem could be that when you first boot xp that it runs a test to configure your screen resolution based on how well you can see it. At that point the problem could be that your monitor / video card can't run the screen resolution that it is testing for.
I recommend you buy a new video card, and or new computer.
or, if you want to try new things, install linux or freebsd on it.
Most likely a problem with the monitor or windows's standard video driver ain't working well your video card.
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