HELP!!!! cant see a thing -

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Rhapsody

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HELLO......

I am running Win98se and i can longer get my Monitor to display any thing on it. Comp seems to load up fine but i still cannot see a thing - I keep getting a message on monitor that say: "Check Signal".

My son was typing up his school home work (he saved it) - we walked away from the comp for a few and when we return the comp had frozed up on us - he hit the restart button and from that point on the monitor will not display anything. We even tried hooking up our 2nd monitor to it and it does the same thing.

ANY IDEALS?

Thx,
Rhapsody :eek: :eek: :eek:
 
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does your MB give off any beeps?
because that sounds like to me a Video card problem, because you say that you have tried a different monitor.
what type of video card do you have (ISA,PCI,AGP,PCI-ExPress)
you might have gotten a virus that somehow managed to modify the BIOS, and told it to initialize another card type, or you card could have just died(happend to me, it was an old GeForce 2 MX400)
 

Rhapsody

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No Beeps -
the Comp loads and the Monitor just give message on the screen that says
"Please Check Signal"

I will have to check on the card......
 

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p8jx6 said:
what type of video card do you have (ISA,PCI,AGP,PCI-ExPress)
The V-card is made by ATI - Rage 2C AGP

Does that help with any thing?

Thx,
Rhapsody
 
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to check if the V-card is bad, you will have to put it into another computer, if it isn't bad then you might want to try a PCI V-card.
if that works then you will have to go into the BIOS and have it initialize the AGP card first, and not the PCI card, because under normal computing, you don't have a pci v-card in.
if the AGP doesn't work, you might want to try another AGP, to make sure that it is not the BIOS settings, and then you will have to Buy another Card, if you need a moderate to high, if you do gaming, but if you just do general computing on that machine then you might be able to get away with a simple PCI V-card
 
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