Was trying to recover a prior Windows install so that I could access remaining files and reformat, but now even a boot CD/USB won't show up. Everything (CD disk drive & hard drive) sounds like they are spinning up, but the display is not initializing and not showing me a MOBO splash, BIOS, or any POST info.
As a matter of fact Screen is plugged in and set to on with the signal cables in place of course, but the monitor still is not accepting the display signal from the PC. Was working with absolutely no hiccups prior the the XP repair process from boot.
(Heres the sequence of what's happened) boot from legit XP install CD > install > repair install > prompts & wait for progress bar to finish. 3 hours later progress is stuck at 98% > force reboot > fan HDD and Disk spins but display no longer works.
Any clues as to what's going on here and steps I can try to recover the native display driver?