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My screen goes black after startup

\015 I'm on Windows XP Pro. Every time I start my computer, the screen goes black. I've tried hitting F8 and F5 to go into safe mode, but my screen is only up for a split second - so even if I get to the those screens, my screen goes black. I have an HP Media Center PC. I just installed the Windows Service Pack 3 in the last week or so.\015\012\015\012Also, the computer does start up normally - if I let it go all the way through, I can hit sleep mode, move the cursor to wake it up and I'll see the regular screen for a split second. But, again, I can't do much because it goes black in about a second.\015\012\015\012I'm assuming it's a video card issue based on what I've been reading, but I can't seem to get anywhere I can see to correct the issue.\015\012\015\012Help much appreciated.\015

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Try a different monitor, I am sure this sounds overly simplistic to you but, I have seen in my customers have just that, a bad monitor.
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\015\012If another monitor does the same thing, then you should try another video card. If the video in on the motherboard, there should be a AGP, PCI-e, or an empty PCI slot to put a video card in.
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