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    display blacks out on startups (sometimes)

    This problem started happening to me about 2-3 months ago. About 1 time in 5, when I start my computer, or restart using Ctrl-Alt-Del, the desktop will begin to load, then the screen goes black with a cursor blinking in the upper left corner, and nothing will work- keyboard, mouse, etc. I then have to use the reset button to restart, and the machine is usually restarted successfully. Any ideas? I'm using Win 98 SE on a Dell Pentium 3, 550 MgHz, 256 RAM.

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    Re: display blacks out on startups (sometimes)

    I have a dell PIII550 and it will do the same thing in Win98. I upgraded to ME and it will only happens once and awhile usually after I install something on the first boot it will go black and then to reboot choice ie Safe /Normal etc.. I pick normal and everrthing is fine. I have always blammed my ATI Rage128 video card for the black out. I tried WIN2000 and it won't do it there. I bught the dell with WIN98 but found ME works better on it, from the fresh install.

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