Previously my Pi4 2GB was working fine for months. After trying to get InfluxDB (a time series Database) working I rebooted my Pi. When the sreen turned back on i was greeted with the usual 4 Raspberrys, after 2 or 3 seconds an error came up. It said "Failed to load rescue target". After that nothing happens and it just stays that way.

  • Do you have another card that you could try a new copy of the OS on? Where you using NOOBs, Raspbian directly or another operating system? – user115418 Apr 16 '20 at 16:22
  • I was using NOOBS, i then tried with a fresh install of NOOBS but that is just giving me the Colorful Screen and nothing more. – raspberry Apr 17 '20 at 9:19

So i got it now. The Solution after installing NOOBS from Scratch is to use the HDMI port closest to the USB-C port. The other port the one further away just outputs the "colourful" screen. I do not know why that works, but at least it does now.

  • Until the full O/S is booted the Pi defaults to HDMI 0 for output only - this is the one closest to the USB-C port... Its better to drop NOOBs and load the OS direct to the SD card from raspberrypi.org/downloads or if you need help use the new Pi imager from the same page. – user115418 Apr 17 '20 at 12:24

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