Another type of black screen

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by haxcid, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. haxcid

    haxcid Senior Member

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    Ok so I tossed and old box together to see how old a machine W7 will install 2.

    1ghz Athlon
    1.5G PC133 ram
    80 gig IDE

    Boots no problem from the dvd, I get to the starting windows part and the win7 logo appears, the screen then goes black, I get a white pointer arrow and thats it... It just sits there doing nothing. 0 activity. Black screen, white pointer. Pointer moves but nothing happens.

    Anyone encounter this, and find a fix?

    Thanks...
     
  2. Sick Nasty

    Sick Nasty New Member

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    Do you have two displays?
     
  3. haxcid

    haxcid Senior Member

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    Nope..

    I fixed the issue. I had 3 sticks of crucial 512 in it. 2 of them are the same, the third is not from the same run. I removed the odd one, moved the 2 into slots 1+2, now its working fine...

    Thanks.
     
  4. Sick Nasty

    Sick Nasty New Member

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    wow, talk about finicky.
     
  5. kevin from Chi-town

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    ihad same issue

    with a stick of 512 PC3200 AMP brand ram. Once removed, installation was a breeze
     

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