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Old 11-17-2009, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an old system, about 5yrs old in fact. It has been running perfectly fine, like new up until yesterday.

I booted up, and it went straight to a black screen with the Specifics of my video card:

x300 128 mb blah blah

and it doesn't go from this screen, until I try rebooting it a few times by holding the power button.

Could it be because it needs to warm up?

Any other information you need, let me know.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What Operating System are you using? Windows XP/Vista?
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Windows XP, I just installed an external hard drive. Seagate. It worked fine for a few days, then I tried installing a friend's game, Dragon Age, and found out my Video card was too old to run it, so I updated, thinking that would solve the problem. It didn't, a day later this started happening, I rolled back my video drive, but this still happens
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just noticed this message on start up, not sure if it was there before this whole problem started:
Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A06

does this have anything to do with my problem?
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