No video in XP Pro but works Vista???
I'm not quite sure what happened. I have my computer set up with my 750GB partitioned for XP and Vista. Last night I switched to my Vista partition to install Windows updates and some DX10 games for when my 8800GT arrives. I leave the WoW downloader running overnight cause that's 7GB to download on University cable and I woke up to see my computer off. Remember, this is all in Vista. I push the power and it booted up in a second. Apparently it went to sleep because my power settings were on balance in Vista which is retarded for a desktop.
Anyhow, I rebooted so I could get into XP. Everything goes fine, I get all the way to the login screen. I login and about 5-10 seconds after I do so, the monitors just turn off. So, I manually reboot it and try again. Something a little different happens, after I login semi-diagonal white squiggly lines are all over both screen. I'm pretty sure that means hardware failure, and since the computer didn't crash and it is not giving me video signal, it makes me think it's the video card. I reboot for a 3rd time for good measure and same thing happens.
Well guess what. I'm on my Vista partition right now. Why would a hardware issue not affect what OS you're on? So now I'm believing it could be an XP problem. Which is just... weird to me, I don't see how that could be dependent on the OS. Regardless, any ideas?
Case: LIAN LI PC-A70B
Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
CPU: Intel Q6600 g0 @ 3.0GHz
HSF: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
RAM: 4GB G.SKILL @ 4-4-4-12
VCard: EVGA 8800GTS G92 @ 700/1000
HDDs: 2x 750GB & 250GB
Optical: Sony NEC SATA DVD Burner
PSU: Silverstone 750W Modular